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 Jonathan Culler


Literary scholar Jonathan Culler elected to British Academy

Literary scholar Jonathan D. Culler, the Class of 1916 Professor of English and Comparative Literature in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been elected to membership in the British Academy.

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Luce award will boost Southeast Asia grad studies

Cornell’s Southeast Asia Program (SEAP) has received a $275,000 Luce Foundation award to strengthen graduate education in Southeast Asian studies by developing new mechanisms for sharing expertise and resources among major Southeast Asia centers across the United States.

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New book echoes conference on classics, media theory

A new edited volume, “Classics and Media Theory,” features participants from a Cornell media studies conference exploring the interactions between media and antiquity.

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New book chronicles complexities of Roman storage

Storage in the preindustrial world of ancient Rome could make or break small farmers and giant empires alike.
 David Grossvogel


Diacritics founder David Grossvogel dies at 94

Influential scholar, writer and editor David I. Grossvogel, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Comparative Literature and Romance Studies Emeritus and member of the Cornell faculty since 1960, died June 14 in Chicago. He was 94.

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Recorded on tour, singers bring Sierra’s music home

The Cornell University Glee Club and Chorus perform on a new CD of works composed by Roberto Sierra, the Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities.

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New book explores intertwined histories of Islam and Asia

Covering 1,300 years, the book documents the historical moments when active contributions of knowledge and practice flowed between regions and cultures.
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16 faculty, staff members receive SUNY Chancellor's Awards

Sixteen faculty and professional staff members in three state contract colleges at Cornell have been selected for the 2019-20 State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence.

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‘Bending’ to create homemade musical instruments

Students in an innovative class this spring made their homes not only classrooms, but also studio and laboratory spaces as they imagined and created unique musical instruments out of materials close at hand.

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Lepage, Pepinsky honored with Tisch professorships

G. Peter Lepage, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Physics, and Thomas Pepinsky, professor of government, both in the College of Arts and Sciences, have received two of Cornell’s highest honors for faculty members.

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Students, faculty make art in the time of coronavirus

Making art addresses “the emotions of the times,” said Helena Maria Viramontes, director of the Creative Writing Program. “We should ‘speak, so that we can heal.’”
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Students reflect on engaged experiences, leadership

Twenty students recently completed a leadership program that gave them a chance to reflect and build on their community-engaged learning experiences.

 David Bathrick


Professor Emeritus David Bathrick dies in Germany at 84

Beloved emeritus professor and scholar David Bathrick, who taught theater arts, German studies and Jewish studies at Cornell for 20 years, died April 30 at his home in Bremen, Germany. He was 84.

Bathrick taught and inspired countless students and colleagues over a colorful and successful career in his chosen fields.

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Department of Music shares performances online

The department is sharing a variety of faculty and student projects on a new Quarantunes page.
 Victor Nee


Victor Nee elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Nee is among 276 newly elected fellows honored for individual achievements in academia, the arts, business, government and public affairs.
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Sierra, Stucky concertos featured on radio program

Two 21st-century works for recorder and orchestra by Cornell faculty composers are included in a recent feature by New York City classical radio station WQXR.

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Book on ’60s film has insight on work in modern times

"What is the dividing line between work and life?”
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Snail mail to Wi-Fi: Cornell’s history of remote instruction

Generations before Cornell’s shift to online classes this semester due to the coronavirus pandemic, the university was making strides in remote instruction – including some of the earliest, and one of the largest, distance learning programs in the United States.

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Book retrieval effort gives grad student welcome relief

You’ve been working on your dissertation for what seems like forever, doing research abroad when you’re not teaching or holed up in the library, and making great progress – until one day, the library is closed indefinitely with your books still inside.

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Cornell celebrates electronic music pioneer Robert Moog

Cornell and the Ithaca community celebrated the life, work and influence of synthesizer inventor Robert Moog, Ph.D. ’65, with three days of events March 5-7.