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Things to Do, Oct. 11-18, 2019

Events this week include a plant sale and workshop; film series featuring cinematic cities and French-language cinema; a book talk on fighting aquatic diseases; and a humanities conference on energy.

Podcast describes efforts to ‘decolonize the screen’

“Unequal Representation,” a new episode of the “What Makes Us Human?” podcast series featuring filmmaker and assistant professor Jeffrey Palmer, examines how indigenous people’s stories are misrepresented by the media.

Essentials

New Cayuga language class focuses on nature, culture

For the first time in Cornell’s 154-year history, students this year can take a class to learn the language of the Cayuga Nation, whose traditional territory is now home to Cornell’s Ithaca campus.

Arts Unplugged event features film screening, master class

Cornell’s newest film professor will share advice for creating a powerful documentary and screen his latest film in the second event in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Arts Unplugged series, Oct. 17 at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts.

Sabin installation at Microsoft Research turns AI into art

“Ada,” a responsive, photoluminescent fiber pavilion designed by Cornell’s Jenny Sabin, has just opened, suspended in a light-filled atrium at Microsoft Research in Redmond, Washington.

Alumnus screenwriter to visit for Milstein Program event

Screenwriter, novelist and educator Howard Rodman ’71 will be on campus Oct. 17 for a reading of his most recent book, "The Great Eastern," in one of two public events hosted by the Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity.

Book reveals life and times of Anna Magdalena Bach

Professor of music and Bach scholar David Yearsley provides a portrait of Anna Magdalena Bach in his new book, fleshing out a member of the Bach family considered “history’s most famous musical wife and mother.”

Digital book gives a taste of Venezuelan performance artist

“Deborah Castillo: Radical Disobedience” is a new collection of critical texts on the Venezuelan performance artist’s work, co-edited by Irina R. Troconis, assistant professor of Romance studies.

Cornell tackles ‘migrations’ global challenge

Researchers from every corner of Cornell are mobilizing to tackle one of the grand challenges of the modern era – migration – with a new initiative that launched Oct. 1.