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Classics active learning course explores differences in ways of writing

A classics course provided students with a hands-on understanding of the processes behind writing and writing systems in all parts of the world.

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$2M in New Frontier Grants boosts high-impact A&S research

The College of Arts and Sciences has awarded 14 New Frontier Grants totaling nearly $2 million to faculty members pursuing research projects ranging from the physics of quantum computing to the design of new musical instruments.

Society for the Humanities 'Afterlives' theme draws record interest

During 2020, Cornell’s Society for the Humanities chose “Afterlives” as its theme for 2021-22. Scholars from all over the world and all around the College of Arts and Sciences responded to the call, resulting in a record number of applications for the Society’s fellowships.

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Cornell poet’s play “Trap Door” opens an aperture into Ithaca history

“Trap Door,” a “headphone walking play” open May 20-30 in downtown Ithaca, invites audiences to notice the streets they travel, says lead writer Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon.

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Bilingual “Regio (Royal)” highlights lives of immigrant Latinx workers

“Regio (Royal),” a new theatre production that uses contemporary dance and puppetry to share stories about Latinx immigrant workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, premiers online May 21 and 23, produced by the Department of Performing and Media Arts, College of Arts and Sciences.

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‘Deeds rife with physical nastiness’: book examines violence in Icelandic sagas

In “Violence and Risk in Medieval Iceland: This Spattered Isle,” Oren Falk considers the medieval Icelandic sagas as case studies, arguing that violence serves as a technique for dealing with uncertainty.

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NEA grants $30,000 to music dept. for ‘Freedom on the Move: Songs in Flight’

The National Endowment for the Arts has approved a $30,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to the Department of Music to support a musical response to Freedom on the Move (FOTM), a database housing digitized, searchable fugitive slave advertisements.

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New humanities prize honors Cornell friendships

The Joseph E. Connolly ’72 Memorial Prizes, which honor a life-long Cornell friendship, will support students who want to look at the intersection of religion, politics and society.

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Advising, teaching awards honor Arts and Sciences faculty

The College of Arts & Sciences recognizes excellence in teaching and advising this year, honoring Samantha Sheppard, recipient of the 2021 Robert and Helen Appel Fellowship for Humanists and Social Scientists; and Jun “Kelly” Liu and Phillip Milner, recipients of the 2021 Robert A. and Donna B. Paul Academic Advising Award, among others.

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