18th-century map offers new insight into colonial life in New York

  ITHACA, N.Y. – A newly acquired 18th-century map of what is now New York state, showing Seneca and Cayuga villages and native footpaths in addition to natural features, offers insights into colonial life. The manuscript, drawn by prominent Albany-based mapmaker and surveyor John Rutse Bleecker, is now part of the American history and culture […]

Gerald Beasley named Carl A. Kroch University Librarian at Cornell

ITHACA, N.Y. – Gerald R. Beasley, vice provost and chief librarian at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, has been named the next Carl A. Kroch University Librarian at Cornell University. The appointment, effective Aug. 1, was made by Provost Michael Kotlikoff and approved by the Executive Committee of the Cornell Board of Trustees. […]

Pussy Riot, John Doe among music icons to celebrate PunkFest at Cornell

ITHACA, N.Y. – Four generations of punk luminaries – including John Doe and Exene Cervenka, Ian MacKaye, Aaron Cometbus, Shonen Knife, Victoria Ruiz and members of Pussy Riot – will gather at Cornell University Nov. 1-5 for a weeklong celebration of the profound cultural, political and historical impact of punk. Punkfest Cornell will feature film […]

A rarity most beloved at Cornell University, Shakespeare’s four folios – VIDEO

Media Note: A video of the folios can be viewed on YouTube and can be downloaded at https://cornell.box.com/shakespeare April 23, 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Cornell University is one of the few places in the world to have the four original 17th-century editions of the dramatist’s plays. William G. Mennen, Cornell […]

Cornell home to hundreds of unique Nuremberg trial documents

ITHACA, N.Y. – Nov. 20 will mark the 70th anniversary of the start of the Nuremberg trials of Nazi war criminals – and Cornell University Law Library’s Donovan Nuremberg Trials Collection remains a trove of information and insight, widely used for legal, scholarly or personal research. The collection, containing hundreds of unique documents, is digitized […]