Mellon grant extends collaborative seminar series

By: Daniel Aloi, Cornell Chronicle January 23, 2017 The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has approved $1.1 million to extend the Mellon Collaborative Studies in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities (AUH) interdisciplinary seminar series at Cornell for four years. “The grant supports innovative, cross-disciplinary coursework on one of the most pressing problems of this generation: the rapid … Continue reading “Mellon grant extends collaborative seminar series”

‘Skin,’ LGBT festival highlight Cornell Cinema spring events

By: Arts & Sciences Communications January 20, 2017 Cornell Cinema will host several special events and series this semester, including “Skin” in partnership with The Society for the Humanities and an LGBT festival in partnership with the Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program and the LGBT Resource Center. The highlight of the “Skin” series will be a … Continue reading “‘Skin,’ LGBT festival highlight Cornell Cinema spring events”

New Digital CoLab applies tech to humanities research

By: Melanie Lefkowitz, Cornell Chroncile January 19, 2017 Students and faculty interested in learning the tools and techniques of digital humanities can take advantage of a new dedicated workspace in Olin Library, which will host workshops, training sessions and events relating to the evolving field. The new workspace, the Digital CoLab, will be equipped with tools … Continue reading “New Digital CoLab applies tech to humanities research”

New theater with Cornell connections rises on Ithaca’s inlet

By: Linda B. Glaser, Cornell Chronicle December 8, 2016 The new theater being built on Ithaca’s Cayuga Inlet will be a “multidisciplinary locavore arts venue,” and Cornell faculty are deeply involved. For the co-founders of The Cherry Arts, artistic director Samuel Buggeln and board president Nick Salvato, associate professor and chair of the department of performing … Continue reading “New theater with Cornell connections rises on Ithaca’s inlet”

Pussy Riot panel at Punkfest Cornell draws overflow crowd

By: Amanda Bosworth, Cornell Chronicle November 3, 2016 “When you are living in Russia, you always feel [like you are] in the theater … It’s a totally absurd world sometimes,” Masha Alyokhina of Russian feminist protest band Pussy Riot told a full house Nov. 2 in Klarman Hall’s Rhodes*Rawlings Auditorium. Overflow seating with video projection was … Continue reading “Pussy Riot panel at Punkfest Cornell draws overflow crowd”

New book explores music as play

By: Linda B. Glaser, Cornell Chronicle October 31, 2016 Roger Moseley’s new book, “Keys to Play: Music as a Ludic Medium from Apollo to Nintendo,” considers the playing of keyboards, both musical and at the computer, as a primary mode of musical behavior. The book spans Greek myth and contemporary Japanese digital games to address musical … Continue reading “New book explores music as play”