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Music to the eyes

Lincoln Hall’s Sidney Cox Library of Music and Dance recently launched a new website that makes searching and browsing easier. The site also has several new elements, including an easy-to-use drop-down menu to find music course reserves and an overview of music library resources. Users can also find a list of new books and scores […]

Kinetic sculpture

Research associate Werner Sun studies elementary particles at Cornell’s synchrotron and at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland. He also designs and builds mobiles and stabiles inspired by sculptor Alexander Calder. The Tompkins County Public Library will exhibit Sun’s mobiles, which range from miniature pieces to room-filling installations, through Sept. 30.

The replicant future

Can’t get enough of androids and their electric sheep? The library is hosting multiple exhibitions supporting this year’s pick for the New Student Reading Project: Philip K. Dick’s classic science fiction novel, “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” Books and artifacts from Cornell University Library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections explore the history of […]


Cornellian Edward Kean, the original head writer for “The Howdy Doody Show,” the legendary NBC children’s TV program, died at age 85 on Aug. 13 in West Bloomfield, Mich. “Say, kids, what time is it?” host Buffalo Bob Smith would shout at the start of each show, which starred the famous freckle-faced boy marionette clad in […]

Prof chat

Students trying to get hold of Jeremy Birnholtz, assistant professor of communication, can reach him outside of office hours via Gmail chat. He set up a computer outside his Kennedy Hall office that displays his calendar and through which one can chat live or send him a message.

2 million steps for 2 million women

Two men, walking across Spain, for 2 million women. That’s how Seth Cochran ’00, M.Eng. ’01 describes his latest charitable journey. The financial manager turned social entrepreneur and his hiking partner, Peter Heussler, are making the famous pilgrimage of El Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James) to raise money for Cochran’s foundation, Operation […]

Summer at Singularity

Applied and engineering physics graduate student David Hutchinson is spending the summer changing the world through technology, as one of 80 students enrolled in the graduate studies program at Singularity University. Founded in 2008 by futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil and space evangelist Peter H. Diamandis, Singularity University claims the mission of training leaders who […]

A life in the stars

In October 2009, astronomy professor Yervant Terzian was honored with a celebration of his 70th birthday. A new video reviews his life. Embedded video from Cornell University

Clarke for Congress!

Hansen Clarke ’84, a Michigan state senator, is in the running to represent his native Detroit in the 13th Congressional district race. Clarke defeated seven-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick and four other candidates in an Aug. 3 Democratic primary election in the heavily Democratic district. Clarke, 53, was profiled Aug. 13 on National Public Radio, […]

In the money

“To succeed as an investor, you need to move beyond the emotional frustration of ‘losing,’” writes Saly A. Glassman ’80 in “It’s About More Than the Money.” At a time when many have lost faith in the skills of financial advisers, Glassman offers guidance on how to choose an adviser wisely, and how to build […]

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