The unexpected importance of the sea sponge in classical history

In the Society for the Humanities Invitational Lecture Feb. 15, art historian Verity Platt will present her research on the humble sea sponge.

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When there’s an “I” in history

Enzo Traverso critiques a new trend in historical writing, in which historians place themselves in their books, framing their accounts of history as first-person investigations and revealing emotional ties to their subjects.

A&S welcomes 10 new Klarman Fellows to expanded program

Ten exceptional early-career scholars will join the College of Arts and Sciences this year as recipients of Klarman Postdoctoral Fellowships, enabling them to pursue leading-edge research in the sciences, social sciences and humanities.

Study abroad students taste Cambodian culture

Cambodian heritage and history were the focus for 12 students, seven from Cornell, who traveled to Southeast Asia in January as part of the Cornell Winter Program in Cambodia, a two-and-a-half-week intensive study abroad experience.

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Cornell, EDF aim to reduce methane output for India’s dairies

Cornell will teach small farmers in India – the world’s largest dairy producer – how to produce milk more efficiently while limiting greenhouse gas emissions.

Cornell to welcome young African leaders

The Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy and the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies will welcome 25 of Africa’s most promising emerging public management leaders for a six-week Leadership Institute sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

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New York Times best-selling author Ross Gay to read Feb. 9

A poet and essayist, Gay will read from his most recent collection of essays, “Inciting Joy” and other works.

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Cornell-led telescope project completion in sight

The construction of the Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope being developed by CCAT Observatory Inc., an international consortium of universities led by Cornell, is drawing to a close.

A&S secures gifts, embarks on McGraw Hall renovation

The College of Arts and Sciences has embarked upon a $110 million transformation of McGraw Hall, with several Cornell families pledging more than $40 million in foundational gifts to enable the comprehensive renovation.