Professors from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Human Ecology and Cornell's Institute of Politics and Global Affairs shared their thoughts during “The State of the American Dream,” Feb. 6 in New York City.
When Mary Fessenden, Cornell Cinema director, sits down to think about what films to show each semester, she has lots of movies in mind, but she also works closely with professors to find ties to the classes they’re offering.
Cornell’s Department of Music is collaborating with performers from Ithaca College and the community to offer Ithaca Sounding 2020, a multi-day, multi-venue event Jan. 30-Feb. 2.
The festival and symposium will feature concerts, workshops, talks, presentations and readings focused on modernist and experimental concert music by Ithacans past and present, including keyboard composers Julius Eastman, Sarah Hennies, Robert Palmer, Ann Silsbee and David Borden.
The National Endowment for the Arts has honored Rebekah Maggor, translator, theatre director, and assistant professor in the Department of Performing & Media Arts, with a Literature Fellowship in Translation. Her project is a collaboration with Mas’ud Hamdan, playwright, poet, and professor of Arabic literature and theatre at the University of Haifa.
Scholars from Germany and the UK, as well as numerous U.S. universities, will visit campus Nov. 7-9 for the first media studies conference sponsored by CIVIC (Critical Inquiry into Values, Imagination and Culture), the provost’s Radical Collaboration initiative focused on the humanities and the arts.
For 16 years, Cornell audiences have enjoyed lectures, performances and events sponsored by the Atkinson Forum in American Studies. This year, the Fisk Jubilee Singers will visit campus for a concert at 8 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Alice Statler Auditorium.
Doors will open at 7:15 p.m. and the concert is free and open to the public.
Before Jeffrey Palmer ever held a video camera or took a filmmaking class, he felt pretty confident that he would be a good at it. So he bought some good equipment, put together a DVD with a series of shorts and applied to the country’s top film MFA programs.