A Cornell-based database of “runaway ads” placed by enslavers in 18th- and 19th-century U.S. newspapers was the starting point for a new song cycle entitled “Songs in Flight” that will premiere Jan. 12 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Paul R. Hyams, professor emeritus of history in the College of Arts and Sciences and a leading scholar of the history and practice of law in the Middle Ages, died Dec. 4 of lymphoma in Oxford, England. He was 82.
Cornell students have until January 3 to enroll in Winter Session's newest offering: Introduction to World Poetry. The online course is led by Alan Scott Weber, a professor of English who teaches humanities at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar. Winter Session Online runs January 3 –20. 2023.