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Ray Jayawardhana, the Harold Tanner Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and a professor of astronomy, hopes to inspire the next generation of scientists with his first book for young children, “Child of the Universe.”

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Ray Jayawardhana, the Harold Tanner Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and a professor of astronomy, hopes to inspire the next generation of scientists with his first book for young children, “Child of the Universe.”

Faculty members are developing innovative solutions as they prepare for the shift to online instruction April 6.

Events at Cornell this week include an award-winning play set in an alternate future; new films at Cornell Cinema; student winners of a playwriting competition; and a discussion of manga at Olin Library.

“When Machines Rock," a celebration of synthesizer inventor Robert Moog, Ph.D. '65, featured three days of workshops, performances, talks, a new exhibition in Kroch Library, and guest artists including Gary Numan.

Jolene Rickard, associate professor in the Department of Art and the Department of History of Art and Visual Studies, has artwork currently on display at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery. 

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New research is clarifying the historical timeline for the dates of occupation at four Native American settlements in New York’s Mohawk Valley.

Yunyun Wang ’20, a double major in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the College of Engineering, has been named a Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a national coalition committed to the public purposes of higher education.

Events this week include film screenings and talks with “American Psycho” screenwriter Guinevere Turner; a reading by M. Evelina Galang; and Irish band Lúnasa as part of the Cornell Concert Series.