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Hans Bethe’s Nobel Prize medal given to library

Aia Ferreira
January 20, 2022

How do stars keep on shining? Physicist Hans Bethe solved this cosmic puzzle early on in his over 60-year teaching career at Cornell, earning a …

Library boosts new digitization projects

Jose Beduya
December 16, 2021

Four projects have been selected for Cornell University Library’s annual Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences, which boosts the collaboration of scholars and …

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Library immersions deepen student research

Jose Beduya
November 17, 2021

A doctoral student researching Black life in the U.S. after the abolition of slavery, Victoria Baugh was fascinated by the hundreds of studio portraits in …

Kheel Center undergraduate award celebrated

Julie Greco
November 17, 2021

Sukhmani Kaur, A&S ’21, is the winner of the Kheel Center’s Undergraduate Research Award of $500. The prize is awarded annually to a researcher using …

Working as an archivist is ‘a dream’ for ILR’s Steven Calco

Mary Catt
November 11, 2021

Kheel Center Research Archivist Steven Calco comes from a family of farmers, railroad and construction workers, and garment makers. When he thinks of their experiences …

Exhibit explores landscapes of letting go

Peggy Tully
October 15, 2021

Inspired by the geomorphology of the Finger Lakes region, June B. W. Szabo’s exhibit “Landscape Sculptures: Conversations with Land and Water” features wood-and-copper sculptures exploring themes of …

‘Visions of Dante’ exhibition opens at the Johnson Museum

September 20, 2021

A new exhibition on the Ithaca campus celebrates the enduring legacy of the Italian poet Dante Alighieri (1265–1321) and showcases one of the most significant …

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Police union websites preserved by library archive

James Dean
September 7, 2021

Amid ongoing national conversations about reform sparked by police killings of Black Americans last year, a new Cornell University Library archive promises to help researchers …

Kate Ghoezzi-Kopel

Library research informs Cornell’s COVID-19 models

Melanie Lefkowitz
August 25, 2021

When Cornell’s COVID-19 Modeling Team began developing protocols for the return to campus in summer 2020, they turned to Cornell librarians to comprehensively answer a …

Library launches future with FOLIO

Jose Beduya
July 19, 2021

At the start of July, Cornell University Library made a giant leap to the future by implementing an innovative integrated library system (ILS) called FOLIO, becoming the …

Library acquires Irene Castle collection

Jose Beduya
July 1, 2021

Ballroom dancer. Silent film star. Fashion designer. Animal rights advocate. Irene Castle wore many hats – and donned countless dazzling costumes – as a celebrity …

Gifts boost photography teaching, collecting

June 30, 2021

Photography and philanthropy share a long history at Cornell, including first president A.D. White’s donation of architectural photographs in the late 1800s. This year, new gifts boost …

Online ILR publications open up wealth of workplace wisdom

June 24, 2021

Scholars studying the shifting landscape of work can now dig deep into more than a half-century’s worth of knowledge from the ILR School’s digitized publications available on HathiTrust …

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Enhanced library catalog boosts research discovery

May 28, 2021

With recent enhancements to Cornell University Library’s online catalog, library patrons can now judge a book by its table of contents and other information vital …

Library service interruptions and updates

April 5, 2021

As the Cornell campus prepares for an in-person fall semester, Cornell University Library is gearing up for necessary updates that will involve an important change and …

March 8 event to elevate women artists on Wikipedia

February 25, 2021

On International Women’s Day, Cornellians are joining a global effort to raise the visibility of women artists, writers, and performers on Wikipedia. Whether experienced or …

Toni Morrison Quilting Project, to weave communities together, launches Feb. 22

February 15, 2021

Celebrating the author’s work and the community-building tradition of African American quilt-making, the Toni Morrison Quilting Project kicks off on Feb. 22, noon to 1:30 p.m., with a …

A&S digitization program seeking applications

February 5, 2021

Cornell University Library’s Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences is seeking applications to create online collections that will support teaching and scholarship at Cornell …

Cornell RAD expands and unites special collections

January 26, 2021

The future of Cornell University Library’s special collections is “RADical.” The library’s varied special collections—ranging from one-of-a-kind manuscripts in vaults to circulating items on shelves …

From vaults to virtual classes, library archives enrich teaching

January 21, 2021

In the spring of 2020, Denise Green thought she had the fall 2020 semester all figured out. An associate professor of fiber science and apparel design in …

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