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1. New prize for African literature announced

The new Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature recognizes excellent writing in African languages and encourages translation from, between and into African languages.

2. Humanities inform civic debate, Abrams professor says

Humanist Geoffrey Harpham, the M.H. Abrams Distinguished Visiting Professor, lectured on “The Pryvat Spyrit of America, from Dissent to Interpretation” Nov. 13.

3. Things to Do, Nov. 21-Dec. 5

Events at Cornell include a statewide student film festival, a book and CD release for J. Robert Lennon, and Cornell's annual all-campus traditional Thanksgiving feast.

4. President Skorton imparts 'things I've learned in Ithaca'

Local service clubs get President David Skorton's thanks for "four things."

5. Mathematician Eugene Dynkin dies at 90

Eugene Dynkin, the A.R. Bullis Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, died Nov. 14 at Cayuga Medical Center.

6. Panelists debate: Is democracy the end of history?

Twenty-five years ago public intellectual Francis Fukuyama ’74 wrote an essay called “The End of History.” A campus panel Nov. 18 challenged many of Fukuyama's premises.

7. Cornell launches new program to address sexual assault

A new program for Cornell faculty and staff, “Building a Culture of Respect: Responding to Sexual Violence, Harassment and Discrimination,” is now online.

8. Architecture program regains top ranking in nation

Cornell's undergraduate architecture program is again ranked No. 1 in the nation in “America's Best Architecture and Design Schools." Two Cornell graduate programs are also in the top 5.

9. Cornell Rewind: 'Above all nations is humanity'

Organized by Modesto Quiroga, Cornell’s Cosmopolitan Club first met Nov. 10, 1904, in Barnes Hall, with 60 students attending. For the next five decades, the Cosmopolitan Club fostered international awareness and elevated peaceful thoughts.

10. Expert offers feasible, statewide green energy plan

Professor Emeritus Tony Ingraffea explained a statewide green energy plan in his keynote address at the President’s Sustainable Campus Committee annual summit Nov. 18, and winners of the Cornell University Partners in Sustainability Award were announced.