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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.

Anthropologist examines aging in U.S. ‘Through Japanese Eyes’

Anthropologist Yohko Tsuji views old age in America from a cross-cultural perspective, comparing aging in America and in her native Japan in her new book, “Through Japanese Eyes: Thirty Years of Studying Aging in America.”

Johnson façade projections continue with ‘Lids and Straws’

The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art’s series of outdoor façade projections continues with a work by renowned artist and composer Christian Marclay. “Lids and Straws (One Minute)” opened Nov. 7 and runs through Nov. 24.

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Klarman fellow Galli investigating child migration

Chiara Galli, one of six members of the Klarman Postdoctoral Fellowships inaugural cohort, researches the U.S. asylum process, specifically the experiences of unaccompanied minors.

Toni Morrison to be inducted into Women’s Hall of Fame

Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison, M.A. ’55, will be one of six women inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York. The virtual induction ceremony is scheduled for Dec. 10.

Alum heads Mellon Foundation’s higher education program

Phillip Brian Harper, M.F.A. ’85, M.A. ’86, Ph.D. ’88, is now the program director for higher learning at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

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Around Cornell

Poet’s book finds words for ‘things that leave us speechless’

Poet Valzhyna Mort has been a voice in news outlets and on social media during pro-democracy protests in her native Belarus. But the poetry collected in “Music for the Dead and Resurrected” is not about a specific political or social subject.

Fulbright winners hope for global research, teaching in 2021

Seven Cornell students and recent alumni received Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards to conduct research or teach abroad in 2020-21. Fulbright activities are currently suspended until January 2021.

Return of Mohegan elder’s diaries to help revitalize language

In a ceremony on campus Nov. 4, the papers of Fidelia “Flying Bird” Fielding, were transferred from Cornell University Library to the Mohegan Tribe. Tribal Historic Preservation Officer James Quinn received the rare manuscripts.