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Love in Philadelphia

Aspiring filmmaker Jeffrey R. Ayars ‘13, a fine arts major in the College of Architecture, Art and Planning, will show his debut film, “Philadelphia Ti Amo,” Nov. 1 at the Finger Lakes Film Festival in Geneva, N.Y. The 30-minute film was a finalist in Philadelphia Film Society’s Short Film Competition. “It was very gratifying to […]

Haunted history

Mary Beth Norton, the Mary Donlon Alger Professor of American History and author of “In the Devil’s Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692,” discussed the grim realities of the Salem witch trials on public radio’s Academic Minute. When I teach undergraduates about the Salem witchcraft crisis of 1692, they’re always surprised that so many men […]

Trick or truth?

Hey, students: Can you tell good information from bad? October is Information Literacy Awareness Month, and the library is running a contest for people to show off their sleuthing skills for a chance to win a $25 iTunes gift card. The library is asking students to help lay to rest the ghost of Edward Rulloff, […]

When seniors suffer

Two years ago, Cornell helped establish an evidence-based center in New York City called the Translational Research Institute for Pain in Later Life (TRIPLL) to help older adults prevent and manage their pain. The center has launched a blog to share research-based information to help those dealing with chronic pain that covers the latest pain […]

Swimmin’ for a cause

An essay by Joan Jacobs Brumberg, professor emeritus of human development, is the Northeast regional winner of AARP’s Win & Do Good Contest. The essay, about the genesis of Women Swimmin’, an Ithaca fundraising event for Hospicare and Palliative Care Services of Tompkins County, was one of seven winners chosen from more than 1,800 submissions. […]

Dancing doctorate

FoSheng Hsu, a graduate student in the field of biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, has won $500 for the best dance in the chemistry category in Science’s fourth annual “Dance Your Ph.D.” contest, a competition that recognizes the best dance interpretations of scientific doctoral work. Hsu, the only winning American, guides viewers through the entire […]

The law online

Cornell Law School’s Journal of Law and Public Policy has launched the school’s first student-run blog on cutting-edge topics in law and public policy. Recent posts tackled Troy Davis, the Tea Party and the limits of conscientious objection. Feedback is welcome.

Virtual birds

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has co-produced My Bird World, a collection of four interactive bird games for the Apple iPad that teach children about 24 species of North American birds. It’s available on iTunes for $4.99.

Vegan nation

Vote by Oct. 24 to help Cornell win the Most Vegan-Friendly Colleges competition sponsored by Peta, which writes: “One of the many Ivy League universities to make this year’s list, Cornell has a long-established reputation as a rigorous school for serious scholars. Located in the picturesque upstate city of Ithaca, New York, Cornellians rely on a […]

Play ball

A piece of Cornell’s baseball history recently returned home, thanks to the daughter of a first baseman who captained the varsity team nearly a century ago. The uniform that once belonged to Leslie Clute, Class of 1913, now resides in the library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections. Martha Clute, Leslie’s daughter, donated the uniform […]

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