Public Lecture: Masha Gessen presents "Putin's War Against the West." Journalist and LGBTQ activist, Gessen is author of the critically acclaimed Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot and the national bestseller The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin.
Restored Film! You've never seen cinematic Shakespeare until you've seen it performed by Orson Welles. This story of a general betrayed by his self-serving lieutenant is one of the great tragedies of the stage, but in front of Welles's camera it takes on a life all its own. A stunning cinematic achievement, it breathes anew thanks to a recent restoration. More at carlottafilms-us.com
1952 > USA > Directed by Orson Welles with Orson Welles...
Risa Lieberwitz, Professor, Department of Labor Relations, Law & History, panelist
Eric Cheyfitz, Professor of American Studies & Humane Letters, panelist
Shelley Feldman, Professor, Development Sociology, moderator
A reception will follow
Join Cornell Plantations for a special lecture by former Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle about clean energy initiatives. A clean energy future depends on commitments from the political, corporate, and NGO sectors. Governor Lingle will discuss her involvement with the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative, the US Department of Energy and the Aspen Institute to describe how a clean energy future is possible.
This key-note seminar is part of the day-long Resilience Workshop.
This event is co-sponsored by the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future; Oxfam America, and the Department of Development Sociology
The highlight of this program of shorts is Mack singing live with Dusty Stacks of Mom (2013, 41 mins), an animated rock opera paying affectionate tribute to her mother's ailing poster business. "Through exquisite layering and Mack's trademark cut 'n' paste stroboscopic animation techniques, it's impossible not to be reminded of our collective adolescent bedrooms or student kitchens. The film is eulogy to now near-defunct forms of cultural...
Cornell Concert Series presents Sō Percussion.
Titans of the contemporary music scene, Sō Percussion has exhilarated audiences and redefined the percussion ensemble. Committed to collaboration and working with young musicians, they will perform brand-new compositions by Cornell's student composers in addition to their own repertoire.
Session 1: Gentrification and Immigration; moderated by Sabine Haenni (Cornell University)
Nina Sun Eidsheim (University of California, Los Angeles): “Site-Specific Acoustics, Opera, and the Late Stage of Gentrification in Downtown Los Angeles, 2013”
Kemi Adeyemi (Northwestern University): “Fugitive Latino Sounds: Insertion, Disruption, and Overhaul in the Gentrifying Landscape”
Jennifer Lynn Stoever (Binghamton University): “Decolonizing...
Guest artist and author Peggy Macnamara, artist-in-residence at the Field Museum and professor at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, will teach her layering watercolor technique to all levels, in this special two-day, ten-hour intensive workshop. Ms. Macnamara’s work emphasizes the study of nature in all its forms – plants, habitats, birds, insects and other wildlife. For this workshop, all natural subjects are welcome; some bird...