PMA professor a finalist for Audio Publishers Association Audie Award

By: Lindsey White, Department of Performing and Media Arts February 28, 2017 Austin Bunn, an assistant professor in the Department of Performing and Media Arts, is nominated for an Audio Publishers Association Audie® Award for his short-story collection The Brink: Stories (published by Blunder Woman Productions via ACX). The audiobook, narrated by Austin Bunn, Luke Daniels, Tanya Eby, … Continue reading “PMA professor a finalist for Audio Publishers Association Audie Award”

Humanities proposal springs from ‘radical collaboration’ effort

By: Joe Wilensky, Cornell Chronicle February 27, 2017 Cornell’s “radical collaboration” initiatives – launched last fall as a series of provost’s task forces targeting faculty hiring and retention across a slew of interdisciplinary areas and fields – already are generating momentum and success stories. The task force on nanoscale science and molecular engineering, a faculty-organized initiative that was … Continue reading “Humanities proposal springs from ‘radical collaboration’ effort”

International collaboration results in play about borders

By: Linda B. Glaser, Cornell Chronicle February 20, 2017 When you’re creating a play about the shared experiences of people encountering borders, 7,837 miles between the collaborators is nothing – at least for Debra Castillo, who’s been co-teaching (with Anindita Banerjee) the Bodies at the Border distance learning class for years. For Castillo, the solution … Continue reading “International collaboration results in play about borders”

Mixing Media and Pedagogies using StudioLab with Jon McKenzie

February 4, 2017 Jon McKenzie, Visiting Professor in Cornell University’s English Department and a Dean’s Fellow for Media and Design, discusses StudioLab, his own pedagogical method, on the Teach Better Podcast.  

Online photo collection documents African-American life

By: Melanie Lefkowitz, Cornell Chronicle February 3, 2017 Hundreds of seldom-seen photographs documenting the journey of African-Americans from the slavery era to the 20th century are now digitized and freely accessible to students and scholars around the world. The Loewentheil Collection of African-American Photographs, part of Beth and Stephan Loewentheil’s 2012 donation of photography to … Continue reading “Online photo collection documents African-American life”

Computational Tools for the Humanities

By: Alexandra Chang, Cornell Research January 31, 2017 In academic fields from physics to genetics, researchers rely on computers for everything from data analysis to modeling. One area of scholarship that has gone largely untouched is the humanities, where today’s researchers are far more often hunched over stacks of books than scanning graphs and … Continue reading “Computational Tools for the Humanities”