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Events at Cornell this week include an award-winning play set in an alternate future; new films at Cornell Cinema; student winners of a playwriting competition; and a discussion of manga at Olin Library.

“When Machines Rock," a celebration of synthesizer inventor Robert Moog, Ph.D. '65, featured three days of workshops, performances, talks, a new exhibition in Kroch Library, and guest artists including Gary Numan.

Jolene Rickard, associate professor in the Department of Art and the Department of History of Art and Visual Studies, has artwork currently on display at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery. 

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New research is clarifying the historical timeline for the dates of occupation at four Native American settlements in New York’s Mohawk Valley.

Yunyun Wang ’20, a double major in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the College of Engineering, has been named a Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a national coalition committed to the public purposes of higher education.

Events this week include film screenings and talks with “American Psycho” screenwriter Guinevere Turner; a reading by M. Evelina Galang; and Irish band Lúnasa as part of the Cornell Concert Series.

Soil scientist Johannes Lehmann and Nathaniel Stern ’99 collaborated on experimental pyrolysis techniques to “age” modern technology and media – cellphones, laptops, tablets, floppy disks – for Stern’s art exhibit in Milwaukee.

New research co-authored by Nicholas Klein in the Department of City and Regional Plannning studies improper scooter, e-bike and motor vehicle parking in five U.S. cities.

Caitlín Barrett and Kathryn Gleason ’79 have been collaborating since 2016 on the excavation and survey of a large house and garden site, the Casa della Regina Carolina Project, at Pompeii in southern Italy.