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NY Times theater critic wins 2020-21 Nathan Award

Alexis Soloski, a theater critic for The New York Times, has been named winner of the 2020-21 George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism. The award is presented by the English departments of Cornell, Princeton and Yale.

Professor emerita to discuss latest work in ‘Book Breaks’

History professor emerita Mary Beth Norton will discuss her book, “1774: The Long Year of Revolution,” in the next “Book Breaks” discussion, Jan. 31, hosted by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

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Cornell Cinema focuses on collaborations in new virtual world

In the fall, Cornell Cinema offered several films with ties to courses being taught on campus; this spring, the cinema will continue to offer a wide variety of films with course connections. Virtual screenings begin in February.

Historic Alaskan Tlingit 1804 battle fort site found

Cornell and National Park Service researchers have pinpointed the exact location of a Tlingit fort in Sitka, Alaska used in 1804 to defend against Russian colonization forces.

From vaults to virtual classes, library archives enrich teaching

Archivists, curators and librarians are finding virtual ways to help faculty members teach, using gems from Cornell University Library’s rare collections, from medieval texts on parchment to punk show flyers.

Book series celebrates first decade, welcomes new editor

Signale, a partnership between Cornell University Press, Cornell University Library and faculty members in German studies, is celebrating both its 10th year as sustainable model for scholarly publication and a new director.

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Soup & Hope speaker series returns Feb. 4

The 14th annual Soup & Hope speaker series – this year on Zoom – is open to the public and features speakers and stories of hope. The series’ six talks will be on Thursdays through April 8, all beginning at 12:15 p.m.

New curriculum requirements bring host of new courses to A&S

Changes make the curriculum easier for students to navigate, simplify the graduation requirements and expand student opportunities for interdisciplinary work and faculty opportunities for innovative teaching.

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Student film project to have encore showing Jan. 24

A collection of student films, offering insights into Cornell student life during the pandemic, will be shown again Jan. 24, from 2-4 p.m., followed by a live discussion with the filmmakers.

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