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Things to Do, Nov. 16-30, 2018

Events over the next two weeks include a program by the Cornell Wind Symphony; a performance from Cornell’s Ancient Theater Performance Group; the annual Mini Locally Grown Dance concert; and, of course, a Thanksgiving feast.

How to text like a Sumerian

Jonathan Tenney drew parallels between Sumerian and modern-day communications for Near Eastern studies undergraduates Nov. 1.

Essentials

Jonah Goldberg to speak on populism and identity politics

Political analyst Jonah Goldberg will examine divisiveness in U.S. politics and discuss possible solutions in his talk, “Suicide of the West,” Nov. 29.

Cornell faculty, leadership begin to tackle grand challenges

Global Grand Challenges Symposium brought together faculty, administrators and guests to discuss challenges on which Cornell should place emphasis and resources in 2019-2020.

Johnson details computational art history techniques

Professor C. Richard Johnson discussed the techniques he innovated using X-rays and algorithms to analyze works of art in his Nov. 9 campus talk.

Art book reveals the inner world of ‘The American Fraternity’

Professor Andrew Moisey situates fraternity culture squarely in the center of American leadership in his new book, “The American Fraternity.”

Lecture examines racism, sexism, class in Trump-era elections

Political scientist Brian Schaffner will examine the divisions widened by Trump’s presidential campaign and presidency and their impact on American politics, Nov. 12.

Things to Do, Nov. 9-16, 2018

Events this week include Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer and Zakir Hussain in the Cornell Concert Series at Bailey Hall; a conversation with hip-hop artist, activist and scholar Akua Naru; and "Green Book" and "The Ancient Law" at Cornell Cinema.

Hip-hop and basketball icon shows documentary at Cornell

Bobbito Garcia's autobiographical documentary “Rock Rubber 45s” played Nov. 6 in the Africana Studies and Research Center auditorium.