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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.

Students’ environmental-justice art published in journal

Students in Sara B. Pritchard’s Ethics and Environment course last spring produced artwork for their final assignments; select work was published Nov. 16 in Minding Nature, a journal produced by the Center for Humans and Nature.

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Roman historian views early martyr narratives as ‘living texts’

In his new book, “The Early Martyr Narratives: Neither Authentic Accounts nor Forgeries,” humanities professor Éric Rebillard argues that martyr narratives are “fluid texts,” written anonymously, but not as literal historical documents.

Abolitionist scholars featured in virtual events

In two related virtual events, the Humanities Scholars Program, together with the Africana Studies and Research Center, will examine the topic of abolitionism from a scholarly and community perspective.

New book examines works of famed Chicano artist, activist

Ella Maria Diaz, associate professor of Latina/o studies and English in the College of Arts and Sciences, examines the life and work of vanguard Chicano artist, poet, professor and activist José Montoya in her new book.

Malinowska explores Haiti’s Polish heritage at the Hirshhorn

A film by sculptor Joanna Malinowska, showing virtually at the Hirshhorn Museum through Nov. 30, investigates the unusual, unexpected and sometimes bizarre ways in which people interpret their histories and construct identities.