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“Calling Thunder” is an aural bridge across four centuries that explores sounds of 17th-century natural life in Manhattan. The project is a collaboration of Bill McQuay, a former sound engineer with NPR who is now an audio producer with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and David Al-Ibrahim, an interactive storyteller and graduate student at the School of Visual Arts. Their work was inspired by the work of Eric Sanderson, an ecologist with the Wildlife Conservation Society.

Dutch centre-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte scored a resounding victory over anti-Islam and anti-EU Geert Wilders in an election on Wednesday. Mabel Berezin, professor of sociology at Cornell University, said defeat for Wilders, who has been in parliament for nearly two decades, should not be considered a sign that European populism is waning.

Hirokazu Miyazaki, Cornell professor of anthropology and director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, pens this op-ed looking back at the Immigration Act of 1917 and its widespread impact.

“If all of Trump's campaign promises materialize, they would break with a quarter century of increased cooperation between the two countries,” writes government professor Gustavo Flores-Macias in this commentary piece.