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Latino life stories

Coming to grips with cultural identity and stereotypes, family, religion, poverty and the value of education, Latino and Latina students provide frank and revealing anecdotal narratives in “Mi Voz, Mi Vida: Latino College Students Tell Their Life Stories” (Cornell University Press). Whether writing of lessons learned or transitional chapters of lives in progress, the students’ […]

Basketball fever

Wintertime in Ithaca typically means Cornell hockey and the cheering of the Lynah Faithful. This year brings something else – a buzz of excitement surrounding the Cornell men’s and women’s basketball teams, who for the first time ever have been chosen to finish first and second, respectively, in the Ivy League preseason poll. The men’s […]

Winter garden comes to life

The Mullestein Winter Garden at Cornell Plantations is literally brimming with life as cold weather sets in. Passion for a garden need not remain unfulfilled until the first daffodils emerge in the far-off spring. According to garden writer Marie Huston, “The gardening season officially begins on January 1st and ends on December 31.” The winter […]

Rebecca Meyers ’97 shows films

Experimental filmmaker Rebecca Meyers ‘97 returned to Cornell Nov. 6 to talk about her work and present several short films in the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts Film Forum. The films included “Lions and Tigers and Bears,” about urban wildlife; “Night Light and Leaping,” “How to Sleep (Winds)” and “Glow in the Dark (January-June).” […]

CU prof’s father in PBS documentary

It has been more than 60 years since Ann Lemley’s father returned from service in World War II. However, a photograph of Capt. Thomas H. Garahan, waving the American flag over a newly liberated French town, is still receiving a lot of attention. The image, which is stored in the National Archives, features prominently in […]

Rivals in the Garden

The Cornell and Boston University men’s hockey teams have been longtime rivals, often meeting with league and national championship bids on the line. In recent years, the two powers have respected each other from a distance, meeting just eight times since 1984, when BU left the ECAC. All that will change next week, as Cornell […]

Off the wall

A College of Architecture, Art, and Planning events poster, designed by an alumnus, is included in the exhibition “Graphic Virtuosity: Architectural Posters from the Robert G. Hill Collection” at the University of Toronto’s Eric Arthur Gallery. The spring 2006 events poster, designed by Paul Soulellis ’90 of Soulellis Studio Inc. in New York City, is […]

Fall for sculpture

As leaves fall, Cornell Plantations’ “hardscape” takes on new prominence in the landscape. The eight reinforced concrete sculptures in F. R. Newman Arboretum may remind some of a Stonehenge gone astray, but for others, the site was a classroom. Long-time Cornell art professor Jack Squire ’52 supervised the creation of these roughened sentries in the […]

Get Fresh!

Go and ahead and “Get Fresh!” To encourage you, Cornell nutrition experts have posted a video online on preparing fresh fruits and vegetables. It’s comprised of eight separate five-minute segments in English or Spanish, on how to cook simple nutritious meals with fresh foods in season – peaches, carrots, kale, broccoli, apples, squash, cabbage and […]

The river of birds above

Each autumn, millions of birds embark on their long and often perilous migrations. Most of the journey takes place at night, when a massive river of songbirds flows overhead along key migration routes. The ruby-throated hummingbird flies nonstop across the Gulf of Mexico to winter in Central America. And if a Blackpoll Warbler burned gasoline […]

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