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Digitization grants awarded to Arts and Sciences projects

Cornell University Library’s annual Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences is funding three projects aimed at conserving fragile, physical artifacts and digitizing them for research and scholarship.

Music faculty’s pandemic response hitting the right notes

Instrumental music professors have gotten creative during the pandemic, using various approaches to teaching this semester in an effort to give their students the best experience possible.

Conference to explore tactile approaches to media, virtually

“Media Objects,” a media studies conference originally scheduled for March 2020 at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, has been reconfigured into a virtual event, with the first panel scheduled for Oct. 23.

Religion: less ‘opiate,’ more suppressant, study finds

Rather than making people less political, religion shapes people’s political ideas, suppressing important group differences and progressive political positions, according to sociologist Landon Schnabel.

Michael Morley, emeritus professor of math, dies at 90

Winner of the Leroy P. Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research for his advances in mathematical logic and model theory, Michael Morley was also a devoted advisor of Cornell students. He died Oct. 11.

Wilkerson to discuss ‘Racial Moment of Truth’ in CCSS lecture

Isabel Wilkerson, author of “The Warmth of Other Suns” and “Caste,” will deliver the Cornell Center for Social Sciences’ annual Distinguished Lecture in the Social Sciences at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21.

New Jeep ad supports Carl Sagan Institute initiative

The Carl Sagan Institute is getting a boost from an unexpected source: Fiat Chrysler Automotive. The company’s ad for its new Wrangler 4XE plug-in hybrid features the late astronomer Carl Sagan’s famous “Pale Blue Dot” monologue and images.

Grants fund community-engaged learning curricula

The Office of Engagement Initiatives recently awarded Engaged Curriculum Grants to 19 teams of faculty and community partners that are developing community-engaged learning courses, majors and minors across the university.

Professor offers alphabetical guide to human nature

In his new book “Life, Death and Other Inconvenient Truths: A Realist’s View of the Human Condition,” Shimon Edelman offers a reference guide to human nature and human experience.