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PMA students, faculty tell stories of life during pandemic

Students working with faculty and staff in the Department of Performing and Media Arts have created nine short films exploring life at Cornell in the time of COVID-19. “Off-Campus/On Screen” will be shown online Dec. 18-20.

Pulitzer-winning writer and professor Alison Lurie dies at 94

Professor Emerita of English Alison Lurie, the award-winning and critically acclaimed writer who set some of her fiction on a campus with a striking similarity to Cornell’s, died Dec. 3 in Ithaca. She was 94.

Cornellians near and far build community through Minecraft

CornellCraft, a stunning virtual replica of Cornell’s Ithaca campus built in the “sandbox” gaming series Minecraft, has attracted more than 1,000 builders and players from around the globe since it launched earlier this year.

‘Di Linke’ webinar series explores history of Jewish Left

The Jewish Studies Program will host “Di Linke: The Yiddish Immigrant Left from Popular Front to Cold War,” a six-webinar conference exploring the complex history of the Jewish People’s Fraternal Order.

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.