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There isn’t one unified Asian American vision of California, argues Christine Bacareza Balance, associate professor of Performing and Media Arts, in “California Dreaming,” a multi-genre collection she co-edited.

The Cornell Council for the Arts has extended to Sept. 14 the deadline to apply for funding through the Individual Grant Program, which offers direct financial support for the development of new and experimental arts projects.

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Twenty faculty members from eight colleges have been named Engaged Faculty Fellows, committed to advancing community-engaged learning and scholarship at Cornell and within their academic disciplines.

Amid calls to address racism in the United States, the College of Arts and Sciences is launching a yearlong webinar series, “Racism in America.” The series kicks off Sept. 16 with “Policing and Incarceration.”

William G. McMinn, who served as dean of the College of Architecture, Art and Planning from 1984 to ’96, died Aug. 21 in Asheville, North Carolina. He was 89.

Nicholas Sturgeon, Susan Linn Sage Professor Emeritus in the Sage School of Philosophy and an expert in the foundations of ethics, died Aug. 24 of complications from Parkinson’s disease at a local hospice. He was 77.

Sturt Manning, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Classical Archaeology, is leading investigations into the timelines of ancient events, using tree ring data to refine the widely used radiocarbon dating method.

Applications are being accepted through Oct. 15 for the second cohort of the Klarman Postdoctoral Fellowship program, in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The World Economic Forum’s Strategic Intelligence website has tapped Nicholas Mulder, assistant professor of history, to share his expertise in geo-economics.