English major Yvette Ndlovu ’19 was recently honored with West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s Myong Cha Son Haiku Poetry Award. Along with a monetary prize, Ndlovu was invited to read her haiku at an award ceremony to take place at the university.
“The Haiku form, while it aesthetically looks very simple, can be challenging to execute,” Ndlovu said. “While the Haiku is a traditional form, you can really do lots of great things with it and take it to new directions.”
How can we speak from the vantage of animals, vapors, cells, corporate or collective persons? What resources might writers of lyric poems and novels have to imagine alternative perspectives?
On May 2, associate professors of English Joanie Mackowski and Elisha Cohn will explore how to write beyond the human at “In a Word.” The conversation, at 4:30 p.m. in G70 Klarman Hall, is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall.
The Association of Graduates in Theatre is collaborating with The History Center of Tompkins County and Ithaca’s Civic Ensemble to present a staged reading of “The Loneliness Project” April 19-21.
The documentary was co-written and co-directed by Cornell doctoral candidate Caitlin Kane, along with colleagues Kelli Simpkins, Reed Motz, Al Evangelista and Patrick Andrews and uses testimony to document the LGBTQIA+ activist history in Chicago.
Ana Teresa Fernández, an artist whose public art, paintings, and films explore the intersections of geopolitical borders and boundaries of identity will visit campus April 25 for a lecture, “Magic Informalism: [re]drawing solutions to alternative truths.”
UNITED NATIONS, New York City — A diverse group of undergraduates, graduate students, academic fellows and staff from Cornell took a trip to the city last month to tour the United Nations, learn more about disarmament issues and talk about career prospects with the global organization.
The winning stage and screenplays from this year’s Heermans-McCalmon Writing Competition will be showcased Friday, March 23, at 4:30 p.m. in the Class of ’56 Dance Theatre at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts.
Young musicians from Ithaca High School Chamber Orchestra, the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra’s Youth Orchestra and the Cornell Synphony Orchestra will come together to perform a concert for the Ithaca community on Sunday, March 11.
Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico this past fall, and the slow recovery has left scholars and politicians wondering how to best help. On March 5, alumna Rosa Ficek ’03 will explore colonialism in Puerto Rico after this destructive hurricane in a public lecture, “Infrastructure, Colonialism and the State of Puerto Rico after Maria.” The talk, at 3:30pm in Cornell’s Morrill Hall, is free and open to the public.
Today, 245 million people live outside of the countries where they were born, many escaping economic conditions, political suppression, or wars. But despite their circumstances, many are unwelcome in their new countries.
Radio producers Chris Hoff and Sam Harnett, co-creators of the 90-second NPR radio show, “The World According to Sound,” will be on campus to offer a presentation at 7 p.m., Oct. 25 in the Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium in Klarman Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
In her recently published chapbook, "Chinatown Sonnets,” Dorothy Chan ‘12 reflects on her experiences growing up and the influence she felt from Philadelphia’s Chinatown neighborhood, nearby her hometown, and Chinatowns all over the world.
Nima Arkani-Hamed is one of the leading particle physicists in the world. On September 25, he will be presenting the lecture, “Three cheers for ‘Shut up and Calculate!’ in fundamental physics,” in his last public talk as an A.D. White Professor-at-Large.
The talk, at 7:30 p.m. in Cornell’s Schwartz Auditorium, Rockefeller Hall, is free and open to the public. There will be a pre-lecture reception held outside of Schwartz Auditorium from 6:30-7:30pm.
“Chasing the North Star,” the new novel by Robert Morgan, Kappa Alpha Professor of English, was recently chosen by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA), for the Southern Book Award in the category of historical fiction.
Ronald Harris-Warrick, the William T. Keeton Professor of Biological Sciences in the Department of Neurobiology & Behavior, spoke to students April 12 as part of the Bethe Ansatz “Building a Life Worth Living” series. His lecture, “Just say know!