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New exhibit maps out emotional states

September 30, 2019

The United States in the shape of a hog, representing the nation’s love of pork. A mosquito turning continents red with malaria. Russia seen as …

Five projects awarded 2019 digitization grants

October 17, 2019

Cornell University Library’s Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences transforms fragile artifacts into lasting online collections for teaching and research. This year, …

Washington letter sheds light on Constitutional Convention

September 16, 2019

Constitution Day, Sept. 17, is a chance for all Americans to celebrate this nation’s founding document. And Cornell University Library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript …

New Mui Ho Fine Arts Library inspires by design

September 4, 2019

What sets the Mui Ho Fine Arts Library apart from other libraries is apparent in the sheer volume of the books it contains, visible all …

Historic collection gets fresh start

July 10, 2019

It’s a job that seems perfectly designed for her. “It doesn’t even feel like a choice,” says Marcie Farwell, the inaugural Gordon and Marjorie Osborne …

Art-science collaboration spotlights pollinator health

May 29, 2019

The declining population of insects – especially pollinators, such as honeybees and wasps – is a serious threat to ecosystems and agricultural production around the …

Exhibit features first Commencement, first graduates

May 22, 2019

At Cornell University’s first Commencement, on July 1, 1869, President Andrew Dickson White handed out diplomas in alphabetical order to eight students – and George …

Exhibit on labor movements features Kheel Center artifacts

April 23, 2019

With historical materials from Cornell University Library’s Kheel Center for Labor-Management and Archives, the Museum of the City of New York (MCNY) opens the exhibit …

Fine Arts Library service to be interrupted May 20-Aug. 5

April 22, 2019

In preparation for the anticipated Aug. 5 opening of the Mui Ho Fine Arts Library, selected fine arts materials will not be available May 20–Aug. …

On its 25th year, Library’s Fuerst Award honors student workers

April 16, 2019

Cornell University Library honored its most dedicated student workers with the Fuerst Award at an April 16 ceremony attended by their cheering mentors and supervisors, …

JFK letter to professor donated to library

February 13, 2019

Widely considered a classic, Clinton Rossiter’s book, “The American Presidency,” has garnered praise from scholars of political science since its publication in 1956. But one …

Cornell librarians help train researchers in Africa

February 28, 2019

Cornell University librarians go the distance to share knowledge that makes a difference—and, in January and February, two of them traveled to Africa to help …

Book marks Tompkins County’s place in suffrage movement

February 26, 2019

What can a small upstate New York county reveal about the entire United States? In their book, Achieving Beulah Land: The Long Struggle for Suffrage …

Rediscovering a pioneering botanical illustrator

February 1, 2019

A pioneering but little-known botanical illustrator from the early 1800s is finally getting the recognition she deserves, thanks to the digitization efforts of Cornell University …

Apply for 2019 Digitization Grants

January 22, 2019

To build lasting collections for teaching and scholarship, Cornell University Library’s digitization grants program invites proposals from faculty and graduate students in the College of …

How do you flourish in scientific publishing? Ask a librarian

January 16, 2019

To jump-start the careers of graduate students and postdocs in the fields of engineering, math and the physical sciences, Cornell University Library held a free …

Celebrating arXiv’s growth at the library, future at CIS

December 13, 2018

It’s not official unless there’s cake. On the cusp of arXiv’s move to Computing and Information Science (CIS) in January, members of Cornell University Library …

Documentarian: Take down paywalls with open access to scholarship

December 4, 2018

Two minutes into Jason Schmitt’s documentary Paywall: The Business of Scholarship, a pop-up window flashed across the screen, demanding payment. At the free Nov. 29 …

Hip hop and basketball icon shows documentary at Cornell

November 8, 2018

As his autobiographical documentary Rock Rubber 45s played in the Africana Studies and Research Center auditorium, Nov. 6, Bobbito Garcia was in Helen Newman Hall, …

Exhibit commemorates women’s right to vote

November 6, 2018

As voters make their voices heard on Election Day, a new online exhibit looks back at a time when casting a ballot in itself was …

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