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Jeffrey Palmer, assistant professor in the Department of Performing and Media Arts, has released two new short films that continue his mission to capture untold stories.

Professor George Hutchinson has been recognized by the Modern Language Association of America for his book “Facing the Abyss: American Literature and Culture in the 1940s.”

Events at Cornell this week include Lessons and Carols at Sage Chapel; an indoor bouldering event for climbers and an outdoor gear sale; a United Way celebration and Quentin Tarantino’s Hollywood story.

Professor Emeritus Brian Tierney, a leading scholar who taught medieval history at Cornell for 33 years, died Nov. 30 in Syracuse. He was 97.

Senior lecturer Brenda Schertz, a whirlwind of energy, teaches the first American Sign Language classes at Cornell that meet the College of Arts and Sciences’ three-semester world language requirement.

“Climate of Fear,” the latest episode in the “What Makes Us Human?” podcast series, explores the impact of incarcerated parents on their children’s education with Anna Haskins, assistant professor of sociology.

Essentials

In “Framing Roberto Bolaño: Poetry, Fiction, Literary History, Politics,” Jonathan Monroe delivers one of the first full-length monographs devoted to the late Spanish-language author.

The National Poetry Series is sponsoring the publication of creative writing alumnus Benjamin Garcia’s first collection of poems in 2020.

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The National Poetry Series is sponsoring the publication of creative writing alumnus Benjamin Garcia’s first collection of poems in 2020.