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Pioneering philosopher Richard Boyd dies at 78

Richard Newell Boyd, the Susan Linn Sage Professor of Philosophy and Humane Letters Emeritus, died in his sleep in Cleveland, Ohio on Feb. 20. He was 78.

Fellowship will fund study of Warhol’s impact on ’70s music

Judith Peraino, professor of music, won a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to research artist Andy Warhol’s influence on pop and rock musicians in the 1970s, including David Bowie and Lou Reed.

Pulitzer winner named A&S Distinguished Visiting Journalist

Molly O’Toole ’09, an immigration and security reporter with the Los Angeles Times, has been named the Zubrow Distinguished Visiting Journalist Fellow in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Josef Konvitz to give talk on trends in tolerance

Historian Josef Konvitz ’67 will explore and compare trends in tolerance in France and the United States in a digital talk on March 15, focusing on questions of interfaith relations and public leadership that transcend national borders.

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Toni Morrison Quilting Project, to weave communities together, launches Feb. 22

Celebrating the author’s work and the community-building tradition of African American quilt-making, the Toni Morrison Quilting Project kicks off on Feb. 22, noon to 1:30 p.m., with a virtual quilting traditions workshop, featuring Ithaca-based fiber artist Heather Stewart.

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New series connects students, community with artists and scholars

A new initiative from the Department of Performing and Media Arts, the Asian American Studies Program, and the Latina/o Studies Program is inviting students and community members to engage in hands-on workshops and conversations with artists  and arts/performance scholars. The next visit is Feb. 18.

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New ‘Humanities Pod’ a virtual space for ideas

A podcast launched this semester by the Society for the Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences, provides a space for humanities scholars to share ideas virtually, keeping cross-disciplinary dialogue going even during pandemic conditions and extending the reach of these conversations beyond Cornell.

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Arts and Sciences welcomes eight new Klarman Fellows

Eight exceptional early-career scholars in the sciences, social sciences and humanities will pursue independent research at Cornell as recipients of Klarman Postdoctoral Fellowships.

Author to speak on African Americans’ relationship with the outdoors

Carolyn Finney, author of “Black Faces White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors,” will give the Class of 1945 Lecture, part of the Cornell Botanic Gardens Lecture Series, on Feb. 25.

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