Ezra Cornell letter about Lincoln on display at library

WHAT:          A letter written by Ezra Cornell about meeting Abraham Lincoln on the eve of his first Inauguration to be displayed this week WHEN:         Saturday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m WHERE:        Level 2B of the Kroch Library, Cornell University, Ithaca MEDIA:         The event is free and open to the public. Media […]

Rare Shakespeare plays on display to commemorate 450th birthday

WHAT:          To commemorate William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, Cornell is putting four folio editions of William Shakespeare’s plays on display. WHEN:          April 23, 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. WHERE:        Division of Rare Manuscript Collections, Level 2B of Kroch Library, Cornell University MEDIA:         The event is free and open to the public. Media members are asked […]

Narrow view of sexuality is outdated

Brenda Marston, curator of the Human Sexuality Collection – celebrating its 25th anniversary – in Cornell University Library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, says children who are being told to change their personalities to match gender stereotypes – like the girl who was ordered to stop acting like a tomboy by Timberlake Christian School […]

Ever evolving love and sex still a tale of longing and passion

As lovers prepare to mark another Valentine’s Day in ways old and new, Brenda Marston, curator of the Human Sexuality Collection in Cornell University Library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, notes the rapid evolution of sex and love in modern culture – and the timeless underlying needs that drive both. Marston says: “Sex and […]

Shutdown solutions and perspectives

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013  Shutdown solutions and perspectives The government “shutdown” that began early today is prompting waves of finger pointing, doomsday predictions – and some unexpected impacts. Three Cornell University experts add their unique perspectives to this complicated issue.    Sharon Poczter: Government shut down, partisan brinksmanship reigns: It’s […]