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On May 15, Lucy Fitz Gibbon and husband Ryan McCullough will release their first collaborative album, “Descent/Return,” featuring musical settings of poetry, some of which are particularly relevant today.

Amid the challenges of shifting to virtual learning, students and faculty found opportunities for innovation, connection and intellectual growth. Here are snapshots of six courses that took creative approaches to their online formats.

Sophomores in the Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity were supposed to spend the summer of 2020 at Cornell Tech, but due to the pandemic, that program has moved online.

Historian Barry Strauss notes that plagues and epidemics have often been linked to wars. The current pandemic will highlight the fragility of society and significantly influence U.S. politics – with unknown consequences – and the U.S.-China relationship, he says.

Professor of art Carl Ostendarp has created wall paintings as backdrops for an exhibition of expressionist and modern art opening May 12 in Baden-Baden, Germany.

Samia Henni, assistant professor in the College of Architecture, Art and Planning, has received the 2020 Spiro Kostof Book Award from the Society of Architectural Historians.

Beloved emeritus professor and scholar David Bathrick, who taught theater arts, German studies and Jewish studies at Cornell for 20 years, died April 30 at his home in Bremen, Germany. He was 84.

Architecture professors Leslie Lok and Sasa Zivkovic designed and built a cabin in Tompkins County highlighting sustainable use of materials — wood from ash trees and 3D-printed concrete.

Virtual events and resources at Cornell include original student plays, birding's Big Day, a community-engaged project showcase and a conversation with soprano and educator Dawn Upshaw.