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Virtual events and resources at Cornell include: Images of Dragon Days past; Cornell experts discuss COVID-19; “Cosmos” and spotlight on women artists at the Johnson Museum; student theater and film updates; and a citizen science project surveying breeding birds.

For decades, Cornell archaeologists have been excavating at Sardis, Turkey. A new lecture series to spotlight that work launched March 6 with the excavation’s current director, Nicholas D. Cahill, professor of Greek and Roman art at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

The Office of Faculty Development is using remote conferencing technology sessions to hold faculty workshops during the Coronavirus on topics ranging from what's next in academic book publishing to how to write an op-ed.

Corey Earle ’07, instructor of The First American University course, is offering his students a new assignment: the chance to contribute to the Cornell archives by writing about their experiences during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Cornell graduate students studying landscape architecture examined Ossining, New York – a town on the rising Hudson River last fall, and presented ideas for climate-change adaptation.

Doctoral student Benedetta Luciana Sara Carnaghi didn’t have to wait long to retrieve her research material and continue her work, thanks to a double-time effort by Cornell University Library staff.

Nick Admussen, associate professor of Asian studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, has translated into English selections of Ya Shi’s poetry in the newly published “Floral Mutter.”

New research by Sturt Manning, professor of classical archaeology, points to the need for refinements in radiocarbon dating, the standard method for determining the dates of artifacts in archaeology and other disciplines.

Ray Jayawardhana, the Harold Tanner Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and a professor of astronomy, hopes to inspire the next generation of scientists with his first book for young children, “Child of the Universe.”

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