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Cornell noir

Physics postdoc Thibault Roland took these dramatic shots of campus architecture. More on Roland’s site.

Last-minute Cornell gifts

Audio: The Bird Songs Bible offers hundreds of recordings from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, covering nearly 750 North American breeding birds, with illustrations, range maps and habitat and behavior information. Also: Coffee grown in a way that helps migratory songbirds on their wintering grounds, at the Lab’s Sapsucker Woods shop and the Lab’s iPhone app. […]

$$$s for degrees

Cornell President David Skorton discusses efforts to contain college costs on the Huffington Post.

War as hell

Photojournalist Danfung Denis ’05 has directed “Hell and Back Again,” a documentary about “unconventional” warfare as seen by 25-year-old Marine Sgt. Nathan Harris during his tour of duty and his difficult readjustment to life in the United States. The film will premiere in January at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

The tradition continues

Stocking Hall may be undergoing renovation, but at the Cornell Dairy the elves are making plenty of Cornell Dairy Egg Nog for the holiday season. The dairy’s all-natural, premium egg nog is hand-crafted in small batches according to a traditional recipe and is available at the Cornell Orchards retail store. – Ellen Leventry

HuffPo likes A.D.’s library

The Huffington Post thinks the A.D. White Library is “outrageously beautiful.” A comment on the post: “The Cornell University library looks amazing; like something out of a dream.”

Better living through research

Giving to charities helps other people, but it also helps you, according to research described on the Cornell blog Evidence-Based Living. The blog, written by Cornell experts, helps readers sort through the good scientific information from the bad. Topics pertain to human problems and how to apply research findings to everyday living. Recent postings include […]

Theatrical history

A book by Mechele Leon, Ph.D. ‘02, has won the 2010 Barnard Hewitt Award for Outstanding Research in Theatre History, from the American Society for Theatre Research. Her 2009 book, “Molière, the French Revolution and the Theatrical Afterlife,” is a revision of her Cornell dissertation. Leon is associate professor of theatre and artistic director of […]

Senior pledge

Comic Bob Saget filmed an episode of a reality TV show at the Seal and Serpent Society fraternity last spring.

Winter Ezra: faculty renewal

The Winter 2011 issue of Ezra, Cornell’s quarterly magazine, is available on campus and online. The cover story features physicist Séamus Davis and Cornell’s faculty renewal; what it took to bring one star physicist to Cornell; how the university’s need to hire as many as 1,000 new faculty members this decade offers a dramatic opportunity […]

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