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Cornell University Library’s Hip Hop Collection houses original artifacts, images and sound recordings documenting the birth and spread of hip-hop culture. This summer, the library is lending its name to the True School NYC Summer Park Jam Series of hip-hop shows this summer in New York City. “We’re proud to help support these old-school hip-hop […]

Engineering a move

The Engineering Library’s transition to a virtual library is well under way. Throughout June, the majority of the physical collection – more than 150,000 volumes – will move to the stacks in Uris Library and the Library Annex. A smaller number of books has already been transferred to the Math, Mann and Olin libraries; all […]

In love with words

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’54 says her European literature professor at Cornell was one of the greatest influences on her writing. The professor? Vladimir Nabokov. “He was a man who was in love with the sound of words – so he changed the way I read, the way I write,” Ginsburg said in […]


Memorial Day, Beebe Lake: Steve Bogdanowicz ’82, who works in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, fishes under the watchful eye of Cornell Police officer Michael Robinson.

Téa takes London

Following extraordinary reviews and healthy sales, the debut novel “The Tiger’s Wife” has scored another success for its author, Téa Obreht, MFA’09. At 25, she is youngest winner of Britain’s Orange Prize for Fiction, given for the best novel in English by a woman. The tale of a young doctor’s journey through the war-torn Balkans […]

Booklets of the dead

The Dean of University Faculty’s office annually prepares obituaries of Cornell faculty written by the faculty members’ colleagues. These appear as booklets and are mailed to the families of the deceased faculty. Read faculty obituaries stretching back to the university’s founding here, including Ezra Cornell’s.

Stop in, catch up

The library is going all-out for Reunion this year with a huge slate of events: • A celebration of Olin Library’s 50th birthday with a cake-cutting and a major new exhibit about Olin’s history, June 10, 2 to 3 p.m., Libe Café, Olin Library. • Exhibitions on fly-fishing, photography and more in Mann Library. Ongoing. • […]

Mary fights back!

Mary Mulvanerton, associate director of the Center for Radiophysics and Space Research, was 17 years old when she was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. She has struggled with the debilitating illness for 35 years. In September, Mulvanerton will join the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation‘s National Cycling Team and race in its national fundraiser. Read more about […]

On the ball

The New York Mets has announced that David Einhorn ’91, who majored in government in the College of Arts and Sciences, has agreed to buy a minority share of the baseball team for $200 million. Einhorn, president and co-founder of the hedge fund Greenlight Capital Inc. which famously sold Lehman Brothers’ stock short several months […]

The force is with him

In his new book, former GE physicist James D. Livingston ’51 enters the world of maglev (magnetic levitation): the use of magnetic forces to move objects. He explores the development of superconductors for levitation devices and the use of magnetic bearings in implanted blood pumps and wind turbines. Livingston also looks at maglev transportation systems […]

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