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Things to Do, Jan. 18-25, 2019

Cornell News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 17:01
Events this week include new films at Cornell Cinema; a display of Martin Luther King's work with the labor movement; an early 20th-century piano festival and an exhibit from a local biodiversity survey.

Ken Clarke to discuss MLK on ‘All Things Equal’ Jan. 21

Cornell News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 17:01
Rev. Kenneth Clarke, director of the Tompkins County Office of Human Rights, will discuss two iconic speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy on a special Martin Luther King Jr. Day edition of “All Things Equal” Jan. 21.

Engineers’ plan would avert NYC’s dreaded L train shutdown

Cornell News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 17:01
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has enlisted engineering professors from Cornell and Columbia to help solve a problem that threatened to cause an extended shutdown of a busy New York City subway line.

Natural habitats, bee diversity key to better apple production

Cornell News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 14:01
A study of bees in apple orchards revealed that a wider diversity of species had a positive effect on apple production. 

Handed lemons, Cornell Dining chefs make gold

Cornell News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 13:01
Four Cornell Dining chefs turned mushrooms, lentils and lemons into gold at the annual American Culinary Federation competition Jan. 11 at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Muse, Shaw win Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism

Cornell News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 11:01
John H. Muse of the University of Chicago and arts journalist Helen Shaw have won the 2017-18 George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, administered by Cornell’s Department of English.

Margaret Martonosi ’86 visits as A.D. White Professor-at-Large

Cornell News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 09:01
Computer scientist Margaret Martonosi '86 will interact with students and faculty Jan. 22-26 as an Andrew Dickson White Professor-at-Large.

Appert explores hip-hop and social change in Senegal

Cornell News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 09:01
Assistant Professor of Music Catherine M. Appert looks at Senegalese hip-hop, its mythology and ethnography in her book “In Hip Hop Time: Music, Memory, and Social Change in Urban Senegal.”

Predicting future combos, from rap songs to pharmaceuticals

Cornell News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 14:01
Cornell researchers have developed an algorithm to predict which groups are likely to work together in the future based on their past partnerships.

How do you flourish in scientific publishing? Ask a librarian

Cornell News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:01
Cornell University Library offered a workshop for graduate students and postdocs in engineering, math and physical sciences on the resources that can jump-start their careers.
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