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April 2020

CANCELED: Lecture by Dr. L.H. Stallings

April 9 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Guerlac Room, A.D. White House, 27 East Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS.   Lecture by Dr. L.H. Stallings (Georgetown University) To Be Without Form: Sexuality Without a Publics in the 21st Century Thursday, April 9, 4:30 p.m. Guerlac Room, A.D. White House In this talk, Stallings will discuss portions of her transdisciplinary funk studies project: Black Saeculum: An Erospatiography, which discusses the end of sex and gender as we know it through an experiment with forms of writing and film about sex and…

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Chats in the Stacks: Michael Fontaine on How to Drink: A Classical Guide to the Art of Imbibing

April 15 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
107 Olin Library, Cornell University, 107 Olin Library, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853 United States
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The wisdom of the ancients might be applicable to beer pong. In 1536, alarmed by a rising culture of binge drinking and competitive excess in sixteenth-century Germany, humanist and neoclassical poet Vincent Obsopoeus wrote De Arte Bibendi urging moderation while also offering tips for giving good toasts and winning drinking games—all based on his extensive personal experience. In this Chats in the Stacks book talk, Michael Fontaine, professor in the Department of Classics and the associate vice provost of undergraduate…

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Chats in the Stacks: Don Rakow on Nature Rx: Improving College-Student Mental Health

April 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
160 Mann Library, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853 United States
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Life today is full of stressors, and this is especially true for college and university students. To improve students' mental and physical well-being, Don Rakow, an associate professor in the Horticulture Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science at Cornell, recommends a prescription of fresh air. In a book coauthored with Gregory T. Eells, Nature Rx: Improving College-Student Mental Health (Cornell University Press, 2019), Rakow argues that campus programs encouraging students to spend more time outdoors can reduce the…

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CANCELED: Reading by Patrick Somerville

April 30 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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THIS EVENT IS CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS.   Reading by Patrick Somerville Thursday, April 30, 4:30 p.m. Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium, G70 Klarman Hall The Spring 2020 Barbara & David Zalaznick Creative Writing Reading Series comes to a close with a reading by screenwriter & novelist Patrick Somerville. Patrick Somerville is a Cornell alum (MFA ’05) and the creator of the series Maniac (Netflix), as well as two upcoming series, Station 11 and Made For Love (HBO Max). He got his…

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