NOTE: During this time of social distancing and university life interrupted by the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Chronicle’s virtual Things to Do provides a variety of opportunities to engage with Cornell resources and programming. See the University Events Calendar for updates.
Impacts in Africa
The Institute for African Development will host a discussion of the COVID-19 pandemic’s medical and socioeconomic impacts on the African continent in a webinar May 29, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Register online.
The impacts include breadbasket regions under quarantine, supply chains disrupted or eradicated, and a severely strained health infrastructure in many countries.
Expert panelists working on the pandemic on Africa will include: Vusi Gumede of the University of South Africa and the South African Presidential Economic Advisory Council; Jarra Jagne, DVM ’90, Cornell senior extension associate in the Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences; Tolbert Nyenswah, MPH of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and former Liberian deputy minister of health for disease surveillance and epidemic control; and T. Debey Sayndee, director and professor of peace and conflict studies at the University of Liberia.
Play and Q&A
The Southeast Asia Program, part of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, celebrates its 70th anniversary June 4 at 6:30 p.m. with a special livestream of a performance of “The Romance of Magno Rubio.” It will be followed by a Q&A with actors Jojo Gonzales and Ron Domingo, and dramaturge Joi Barrios-Leblanc of the University of California, Berkeley. Email Alexis Boyce for details.
The play, set among farmworkers in California’s Central Valley in the 1930s, is performed by Ma-Yi Theatre Company. Co-sponsors include the Asian American Studies Program, also part of the Einaudi Center.
‘Mother of Exiles’ art show
Work produced by 11 bachelor of fine arts students in the College of Architecture, Art and Planning, who studied at AAP NYC and sheltered in place at home during the spring semester, is featured in a special virtual exhibition, “Mother of Exiles,” through April 21, 2021.
The exhibition title was initially conceived for a show on site at the AAP NYC studios at 26 Broadway in Manhattan, and serves to describe the arc of the students’ shifting sites and moods as they continued to produce art from their homes, in isolation. Views from the studios include the Statue of Liberty, aka “the mother of exiles.”
Wine and cheese
Cornellians from all classes are invited to attend virtual Finger Lakes wine and cheese pairing experiences, June 5 and 6 at 4 p.m. The events are hosted by certified sommelier and College of Human Ecology alumna Laura Winter Falk ’87, M.S. ’95, Ph.D. ’97, owner of Experience! The Finger Lakes.
The cost includes Falk’s presentation on the art and science behind each pairing, three selected Finger Lakes wines and three cheeses from Lively Run Goat Dairy Farm and Creamery, and local honey and jam or oil and vinegar to accompany the tasting samples.
Live folk concert
Bound for Glory presents a special livestream concert with Mustard’s Retreat, June 6 at 5 p.m. Email David Tamulevich for the Zoom link. An online tip jar will benefit both the artists and Bound for Glory.
Mustard’s Retreat formed in May 1975 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and features original members Tamulevich and Libby Glover. They reformed as a trio with Michael Hough from 2016 to 2019.
The “Bound for Glory” radio program also features archived Anabel Taylor Café performances Sundays, 8-11 p.m., on WVBR-FM and wvbr.com. Upcoming shows include Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen, May 31; Brother Sun, June 7; and Sally Rogers and Howie Bursen ’69, M.A. ’73, Ph.D. ’75, June 14.