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Things to Do, Feb. 16-23, 2018

Events this week include the Banff Mountain Film Festival, better botanical images through technology, Darwin Days, an Ai Weiwei documentary on refugees and migration, and a classic Yiddish tale in music and dance.

Book introduces uncertainty into understanding power

“Protean Power: Exploring the Uncertain and Unexpected in World Politics,” a new book co-edited by Peter Katzenstein and Lucia A. Seybert, Ph.D. ’12, argues for a new approach to international relations.  

Historian Margaret Washington in PBS film Feb. 19

Margaret Washington, professor of history, is featured in the new PBS documentary film, “’Tell Them We Are Rising’: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities.”

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PMA professor directs international play at The Cherry

“Rule of Thumb,” an international theater production directed by Beth F. Milles, associate professor of performing and media arts, opens Feb. 23.

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New book examines Plato's view of human motivation

In “Plato’s Moral Psychology: Intellectualism, the Divided Soul, and the Desire for Good,” philosophy professor Rachana Kamtekar examines Plato’s approach to human motivation.

To dye for: Exhibit showcases naturally tinted textiles

An opening for "Quiet Labor," an exhibit featuring naturally dyed textiles, garments, and artworks by participants in the Cornell Natural Dye Studio, took place Feb. 7 at the Cornell Botanic Gardens Nevin Welcome Center and will run until June 25.

Visiting scholar’s opera premieres in Hong Kong

“Mila,” a chamber opera with music by Eli Marshall, visiting music faculty member, premiered in Hong Kong.

Things to Do, Feb. 9-16, 2018

Events this week include jazz concerts by Alicia Olatuja and campus and Ithaca ensembles; Darwin Days talks; Valentine's Day films, Oscar nominees and a documentary on Bill Nye '77. 

Students have eye-opening experiences on Cuba trip

Eleven Cornell students traveled to Cuba over winter break, getting a glimpse of the island nation from the inside.