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Professor offers alphabetical guide to human nature

In his new book “Life, Death and Other Inconvenient Truths: A Realist’s View of the Human Condition,” Shimon Edelman offers a reference guide to human nature and human experience.

Community honors Toni Morrison with ‘Bluest Eye’ reading

A total of 122 readers, plus a number of Cornell musicians, paid tribute to the late Toni Morrison, M.A. ’55, on Oct. 8 during a marathon reading of “The Bluest Eye,” her debut novel.

Faculty research university’s ties to Indigenous dispossession

A committee formed by the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program is exploring Cornell’s history as a land-grant institution and the nation’s dispossession of Indigenous peoples.

Alum’s film to be available for online sneak peek Oct. 16

Director Robert H. Lieberman ’62 takes viewers on a journey into the vast and little-known country of Mongolia in his new film, “Echoes of the Empire: Beyond Genghis Khan.” A one-week online sneak peek begins Oct. 16.

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‘Yeshiva Days’ records Lower East Side Jewish life

Professor Jonathan Boyarin studied at Mesiytha Tifereth Jerusalem, New York’s oldest institution of rabbinic learning. His new book describes his experiences in “Yeshiva Days: Learning on the Lower East Side.”

Filmmaker Jeff Palmer tells Native Americans’ untold stories

Emmy-nominated filmmaker Jeffrey Palmer, assistant professor of performing and media arts in the College of Arts and Sciences, tells Native Americans’ untold stories while pushing the limits of documentary film.

Site empowering student voters wins ‘Pitch for the People’

Voteology, a site helping students assess where their vote will have the most impact, won the inaugural Pitch for the People, a virtual competition focused on the humanities and social sciences.

Coors forum highlights free speech in age of ‘cancel culture’

Journalist Masha Gessen and linguist John McWhorter discussed free speech in the age of cancel culture as part of The Peter ’69 and Marilyn ’69 Coors Conversation Series, Oct. 1.

Dark Laboratory to amplify Black, Indigenous voices

Dark Laboratory, a “humanities incubator” for storytelling with a special focus on Black and Indigenous voices in the Ithaca area, will go public Oct. 12 with a virtual gathering and website launch.