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New book examines works of famed Chicano artist, activist

Ella Maria Diaz, associate professor of Latina/o studies and English in the College of Arts and Sciences, examines the life and work of vanguard Chicano artist, poet, professor and activist José Montoya in her new book.

The gift of clean air: Cornellian donates purifiers to Statler

Phil Yuen ’00 and his company, Aurabeat Technology, has donated 30 of the company’s air purification units to the Statler Hotel, which has been used to house students in isolation because of COVID-19.

Malinowska explores Haiti’s Polish heritage at the Hirshhorn

A film by sculptor Joanna Malinowska, showing virtually at the Hirshhorn Museum through Nov. 30, investigates the unusual, unexpected and sometimes bizarre ways in which people interpret their histories and construct identities.

In-person semifinals to continue as planned

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Lisa Nishii sent a message to the Ithaca campus Nov. 16 to say there are no planned changes to the semifinals exam schedule despite the campus moving to Alert Level Yellow.

Food safety lab grants $2.9M for new global projects

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety has announced $2.9 million in grants for research projects to improve food safety and prevent foodborne illness in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kenya and Senegal.

Ithaca campus moving to COVID alert level yellow

Cornell administrators announced Nov. 13 that the campus is changing the COVID-19 alert status due to the recent increase in positive test results.

Anthropologist examines aging in U.S. ‘Through Japanese Eyes’

Anthropologist Yohko Tsuji views old age in America from a cross-cultural perspective, comparing aging in America and in her native Japan in her new book, “Through Japanese Eyes: Thirty Years of Studying Aging in America.”

Johnson façade projections continue with ‘Lids and Straws’

The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art’s series of outdoor façade projections continues with a work by renowned artist and composer Christian Marclay. “Lids and Straws (One Minute)” opened Nov. 7 and runs through Nov. 24.

Essentials

Micky Falkson, senior lecturer in economics, dies at 83

Micky Falkson, a senior lecturer in the Department of Economics and one of its longest-serving faculty members, died at home in Ithaca Nov. 7. He was 83.