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New A&S professorship honors Walter LaFeber

Tom Pepinsky, a Tisch University Professor in government, will be the inaugural Walter F. LaFeber Professor. The professorship was created thanks to a gift from Andrew H. Tisch ’71 and Ann Rubenstein Tisch.

Residence hall names honor McClintock, Hu, Cayuga Nation

Cornell will honor Nobel Prize winner Barbara McClintock, renowned Chinese scholar Hu Shih and the Cayuga Nation with names for new North Campus residence hall buildings.

Poetry book by Nobel-winning chemist features science, nature

The poems in Roald Hoffmann’s latest work interweave Hoffmann’s scientific perspective with his poetic sensibility, often in unexpected ways.

Memories, tech intertwine in student play ‘Benchmark’

“Benchmark,” a play by student Anna Evtushenko about a woman who relies on technology to preserve her memories, will stream online March 26 and 27.

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Solo performance 'spit fire, drink gasoline (repeat)' premieres March 25

An original solo performance, “spit fire, drink gasoline (repeat),” created and presented by Levi Wilson ’21, will have its YouTube premiere on March 25 at 7:30 p.m., available to view anytime until April 25. The event includes a Q&A with internationally acclaimed performance artist Tim Miller.

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Translation updates Cicero’s treatise on jokes as ‘weapons’

Michael Fontaine’s lively new translation of Cicero’s ancient text on humor, “How to Tell a Joke: An Ancient Guide to the Art of Humor,” amuses as well as instructs – as Cicero no doubt intended.

Director of Netflix hit “Shtisel” highlights Jewish Studies event

“Shtisel,” an Israeli television series about a family living in an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem, is an international hit on Netflix. Its director and writer, Yehonathan Indursky, will talk about the series during “The Making of Shtisel,” an online event hosted by Cornell’s Jewish Studies Program on March 24.

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Author Valarie Kaur to kick off new CURW speaker series

Author, attorney and filmmaker Valarie Kaur will be the first speaker in a new series, “Into and Out of the Echo Chambers,” from Cornell United Religious Work. The virtual talk is scheduled for March 22 at 7 p.m.

Walter LaFeber, revered history professor, dies

Walter F. LaFeber, 87, professor of history, who won ovations from students for class lectures and whose mastery of U.S. foreign relations guided political scientists, died March 9.