Talk by Italian author on his writing and his papers donated to the library, March 26

Alain Elkann discusses his literary and journalistic work at library-hosted event. 

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From omen to breakthrough: Exhibit explores eclipses

“Solar Eclipses: From Fear to Knowledge” features a 480-year-old Copernicus manuscript, historical photographs and other materials from the library’s Rare and Manuscript Collections.  

McGraw Tower restoration preserves the past, ensures the future

A $7 million restoration of the tower and Uris Library, underway since summer 2023 and expected to be completed in November, includes replacing roofs, repairing masonry and shoring up a century-old entryway.

Events celebrate Nabokov as butterfly scientist

On March 14 and 15, a series of free public events at Mann Library will celebrate Russian novelist and former Cornell professor Vladimir Nabokov's lesser-known but impactful contributions to the science of collecting, classifying and understanding the prismatic world of butterflies.

40 years of crop research shows inequities

A systematic analysis of 40 years of studies on public crop breeding programs found that cereal grains receive significantly more research attention than other crops important for food security and only 33% of studies sought input from both men and women.

Digitized images illuminate U.S. colonial period in the Philippines

A Cornell graduate student partners with library experts to create an online collection of images of the Philippines during the early days of American annexation.

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CALS event explores freedom of expression, disinformation

A symposium led by the Department of Communication brought together more than 100 scholars, students and community members to discuss topics such as histories of media and propaganda, content moderation on social media, public opinion as freedom of expression, and how freedom of expression relates to our other core values and responsibilities as a university.

Toni Morrison Collective hosts book talks, giveaways during December

The events celebrate the 30th anniversary of Toni Morrison’s M.A. ‘55 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Services to continue during Olin Library renovations

Major renovations to its first floor and basement are slated to transform the iconic 62-year-old Olin Library.