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Celebrate ‘Gaypril’ at the library

In celebration of Gaypril, the Cornell Library has collected some new resources on transgender studies. The growing collection encompasses new and old items, from a 1922 autobiography of one man’s career as a female impersonator in New York’s underworld to a 2006 documentary about an intersex activist and fluid ideas about gender. Other new items […]

Reich wins Pulitzer

New York-based composer Steve Reich ’57, whose music is lauded for embracing the spoken word and non-Western rhythms, is the 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner for “Double Sextet,” a piece composed for two identical sextets of instruments, each made up of flute, clarinet, violin, cello, vibraphone and piano. The New York Times called “Double Sextet” “A […]

Making waves

The Merrill Family Sailing Center on East Shore Drive is finished – giving the Cornell Sailing Team, sailing physical education classes, summer sailing camps and the Cornell Community Sailing Program a new home beginning this summer. The 5,466-square-foot facility on East Shore Drive overlooking Cayuga Lake features two levels, an expansive deck, classrooms, a wet […]

Words for the discouraged

Discouraged by the abysmal state of the world market? Well, there’s not time like the present to take control of your financial security, says Donald H. Young ’61 – and the sooner you do, the better off you’ll be. Young signed his book, “You Can Do It: An Easy Step-by-Step Guide to Financial Security,” at […]

Indonesia insight

The Indonesia Reader, edited by Cornell historian Eric Tagliacozzo and University of British Columbia scholar Tineke Hellwig, was released this month by Duke University Press. The volume is a compilation of more than 150 journalist’s articles, explorers’ chronicles, photographs, poems, stories, cartons, letters and speeches, and is an introduction to Indonesian culture, history and politics […]

Way to go

Good news in hard times: The Cornell United Way announced it has exceeded the fall 2008 campaign goal and helped the United Way of Tompkins County raise more than $2,065,000. To celebrate, President David Skorton and members of Cornell’s student Jazz Ensemble have teamed up to create a Name That Tune contest. To play, go […]

Newman Award

Ithaca’s Mary Grainger ’79, M.P.S. ’87, will receive the Cornell Tradition’s eighth annual Debra S. Newman ’02 Community Recognition Award at the Women’s Community Building on April 18 at 11 a.m. Grainger has done extensive volunteer work for a wide variety of organizations and initiatives, including Family and Children’s Services, Ithaca Public Education Initiative, Sciencenter, […]

Syllabic celebration

April is cruel but National Poetry Month Is the opposite T.S. Eliot famously disparaged “the cruellest month” in “The Waste Land,” but that was more than 70 years before April was officially declared National Poetry Month. Cornell Library is celebrating with a reading of haiku and other poetry by Frank Robinson and Tom Clausen at […]

Queens scenes

The documentary “Last Stop Kew Gardens,” by Cornell physicist and filmmaker Robert H. Lieberman, will get its TV premiere April 22 at 10 p.m. on WLIW21 New York Public Television. The film tells the story of first-generation American children raised by German and Austrian survivors of the Holocaust in Queens, N.Y. Lieberman returns to his […]

Urban gardening

More than 30 gardeners from GreenThumb, New York Botanical Garden, Land Trusts, Just Food, Lower East Side Ecology Center and various community gardens came together last month for a training session at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden for staff from gardening, urban farming and green space groups and organizations around the city. The session was a […]

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