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American history scholar Richard Polenberg dies at 83

Richard “Dick” Polenberg, the Marie Underhill Noll Professor of History Emeritus who taught at Cornell for more than 45 years, died Nov. 26 in Ithaca. He was 83.

A.D. White Professor-at-Large nominations due Dec. 11

Cornell faculty have until Friday, Dec. 11, to submit nominations for the A.D. White Professors-at-Large Program, specifically in the areas of humanities, life sciences and physical sciences. 

Goffe co-founds journal on indenture with Einaudi support

Tao Leigh Goffe, assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, is one of the co-founders of the Journal of Indentureship and its Legacies, a new peer-reviewed publication set to debut in May 2021.

Mini Locally Grown Dance premieres online Dec. 3-5

The annual Mini Locally Grown Dance, featuring performances by students and faculty from the Department of Performing and Media Arts, will premiere virtually, Dec. 3-5 at 7:30 p.m.

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Mildred Warner honored by planning schools association

Mildred Warner has received the ACSP Margarita McCoy Faculty Award for the advancement of women in planning in higher education through service, teaching and research.

Ahmann co-edits journal issue on ‘late industrialism’

Chloe Ahmann co-edited “Breathing Late Industrialism,” a special issue of Engaging Science, Technology, and Society, to focus not just on the wreckage of post-industrial landscape but also on the “radical potential” of how “late industrial systems might be put to life-affirming work.”

Urban planning historian John W. Reps dies at age 98

Professor Emeritus John W. Reps, MRP ’47, a historian of urban planning and an authority on American urban iconography, died Nov. 12 at age 98.

‘Writers & Poets’ faculty reading series begins Nov. 30

Faculty in the Creative Writing Program recorded short videos throughout the fall 2020 semester, each reading a selection from their own work, which will be released beginning Nov. 30.

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Panel: Segregation still ‘in force’ in US schools, neighborhoods

In the second “Racism in America” webinar, presented Nov. 19 by the College of Arts and Sciences, a panel of four Cornell faculty experts discussed discrepancies in education and housing.