Planning, Prioritizing, & Preparation
Apr 11 – Apr 12 all-day

Planning, Prioritizing, & Preparation for Pleasant Programming
April 12th from 6pm to 7:30pm
Sullivan Free Library
Do you feel like a juggling octopus during daycare hours? During this session we will be discussing some strategies to assist in making the day’s activities flow smoother! OCFS Topics covered: 1 , 3
Free training, $10 holding-fee, reimbursed to those who attend. Payment confirms registration.

Learning Reading Group
Apr 11 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Join weekly discussions about teaching and education research. Each week the group will explore an article or book chapter. Open to faculty, staff and grad students. Feel free to join in any time during the semester.

Biophysics Colloquium with Douglas Tobias
Apr 11 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Douglas Tobias, University of California – Irvine

Host: Poul Petersen

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“Urban transport in Latin America: challenges and opportunities,” by Eduardo A. Vasconcellos, LASP Seminar Series
Apr 11 @ 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Latin American large cities have been suffering from severe mobility problems, related to deficient public transport services, pollution, congestion and road fatalities. Poor people are specially affected, facing geographic isolation, long journeys to destinations and difficulties to pay for public transport fares. Conversely, those who have access to automobiles experience much better mobility conditions, receiving several direct and indirect subsidies. In the last two decades the new discussion on the right to mobility and the need for more equitable and sustainable mobility systems opened new ways to change current conditions.

Eduardo A. Vasconcellos is a civil engineer and a sociologist. He has a doctoral degree in Public Policies from the University of Sao Paulo and did his post-doctoral work and teaching at Cornell University in 1993-95. He has been working on urban mobility issues in the last four decades, in Brazil, in other Latin American cities and in Africa. He is currently the coordinator of both the Latin American Urban mobility Observatory (OMU) and the Brazilian Urban Mobility Observatory (SIMOB) and advisor for the Brazilian Public Transport Association (ANTP).

Refreshments served.

Ghetto: Invitation of a Place, History of an Idea
Apr 11 @ 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Mitchell Duneier, Professor of Sociology at Princeton University.

Sponsored by the Cornell Jewish Studies Program; Department of Sociology; Africana Studies; American Studies Program; City and Regional Planning; and Center for the Study of Inequality.

Wendy Brown University Lecture
Apr 11 @ 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Public lecture by Wendy Brown, Professor of Political Science at UC-Berkeley.

Grantsmanship Training @ CCE Oneida
Apr 12 @ 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Grant Proposal Writing Training in Oriskany, New York

Grantsmanship Training Program April 9 – 13, 2018
Are you working to change your community? Will more funding help you create that change? Join generations of social advocates who have achieved success by attending our New York grant proposal writing course. Learn how to get funding for your nonprofit! Whether you’re a Oriskany nonprofit or from another region, you’ll learn how to do the research, make a plan, and secure the funding you need.

Tuition: $1,095 – Pay by February 26 for early bird rate of $995

Have questions before you can make payment? Contact us at: or 800-421-9512.

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Tuition Includes

Guidance by a dynamic expert in this 5-day, hands-on grant seminarPractice finding foundation, corporate, and government funding for nonprofits in Oriskany and beyondSample grant proposals for referenceBinder full of grant resourcesCertificate of Completion for all who fully attend12 months of Alumni membership benefits:A proposal review by The Grantsmanship Center senior trainerAccess to GrantDomain, the Center’s searchable database for U.S. funding sources, including New York funding sourcesDiscounts for more grant training, consulting, & publicationsAlumni newsletterLearn more: Grantsmanship Training Program

Training Hours:
Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am — 5:00 pm
On Wednesday groups have the option to work until 7 pm on-site
Friday, 8:30 am — 1:00 pm

Nicolás Robbio: Estudios de Tensión
Apr 12 @ 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The symbolic world created by Nicolás Robbio is made up of diagrams, technical drawings, and architectural elements. Isolated, juxtaposed, or reassembled, these elements suggest different forms of the perception and reading of representational systems. This exhibition presents a site-specific installation by Robbio from his Estudios de Tensión [Stress Studies] series. This series, which began in 2010, shifts the verticality in the force of gravity into a horizontal one employing an intricate system of continuous leads, points, and plumbs. The shift plays with our awareness of this force as it fluctuates between the weight of the carefully balanced objects at multiple points (e.g., a coin, a bone, a stick, a miniature hand, etc.) and the associated memories recalled through the objects. Through this work, Robbio demonstrates the impossibility of separating the concrete from the abstract and the objective from the subjective.

Robbio states, “Do not forget that this force acts not only on our bodies but also on our memory. There is no way to separate the concrete from the abstract, the objective from the subjective. The concrete elements and the memories of them are irremediably connected. Every element exists both in its materiality and in the memory we have of it. In the installation Estudios de Tensión, a coin serves as a support, but at the same time, it contains a memory, a date, a nationality, a history. It is a way of thinking about architecture whose compositional elements relate not only in the physical, objective, and concrete world but also with the invisible and subjective world of the memory. How many forces we do not see determine our most simple daily routines?”

Nicolás Robbio was born in Mar del Plata, Argentina, in 1975, and graduated from the Escuela Superior de Artes Visuales Martin A. Malharro in 1999. He has split his time between São Paulo, Recife, and Buenos Aires since 2001. In 2015, he was awarded the Fifth Edition of Prêmio Marcantonio Vilaça CNI SESI SENAI, and in 2006, the Rumos prize for contemporary visual art. Solo exhibitions include La Casa Encendida, Madrid (2017); Sesc Pompéia, São Paulo (2016); Museu da Cidade, Lisbon (2015); Galerie Invaliden, Berlin (2013); Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo (2010); and Fundação Serralves, Porto, Portugal (2009). His work has been shown in several important group exhibitions including Metrópole: experiência paulista, Pinacoteca do Estado, São Paulo (2017); Fourth Trienal Poligráfica de San Juan, San Juan (2015); Imagine Brazil, MAC Lyon, Lyon (2014); El Arte Contemporaneo de la X Bienal Monterrey FEMSA, Mexico City (2013); When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco (2012); Para ser Construidos, Museu de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Léon (2010); and 28th Bienal de São Paulo, Fundação Bienal de São Paulo (2008). Working individually and in collaboration with other artists, Robbio’s practice extends to the production of artists books and editions, with commissions for the Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo; and a book for Trienal Poli/Gráfica in San Juan.

The World Bewitch’d: Visions of Witchcraft from the Cornell Collections
Apr 12 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The exhibition “The World Bewitch’d” explores the origins and spread of the belief in witchcraft across Europe. It features rare and unique books and documents—from 15th-century witch hunting manuals to 20th-century movie posters—and it examines themes such as gendered stereotypes, belief in night flying, shapeshifting, demonic pacts, and the witch epidemics that resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands. “The World Bewitch’d” offers a rare glimpse of the treasures of the Cornell Witchcraft Collection, established by Cornell University’s first president, Andrew Dickson White, and now the largest in North America with more than 3,000 items.

The exhibition is on view from October 31, 2017 to August 31, 2018, in the Hirshland Exhibition Gallery in Carl A. Kroch Library, open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click on “see more dates” at the top for more information, or check the library hours website for updates and Saturday hours:

This exhibition is funded through the generous support of the Stephen E. ’58 MBA ’59 and Evalyn Edwards ’60 Milman Exhibition Fund.

Debating Art: Chinese Intellectuals at the Crossroads @ Johnson Museum of Art
Apr 12 @ 10:00 AM – 7:30 PM

During the first half of the twentieth century, the movement to “modernize” China was led by Chinese intellectuals who considered aesthetic education and the experience of art to be a cure for an emotionally depressed and morally degraded society. In their view, art was key to broader change, and they promoted an expansive role for it in politics, government, and societal development in general. Art practices were considered among the most important elements associated with “modernization,” and hence became the subject of heated discussions on their role in promoting and establishing “new” cultural movements and sociopolitical reforms.

Intellectual debates on the history and meaning of Chinese art and Chinese culture ranged from linking calligraphy and painting with democracy and political reform, to asserting the role of art in upholding both “modern” and classical traditions. Within painting, Chinese tradition was held up against Western influences. Within calligraphy, proponents of the stelae tradition (beixue) clashed with proponents of the classical manuscript school (tiexue). Members of various artist groups identified themselves as supporters of literati painting or loyal followers of the archaic style; and as adherents of Chinese traditional painting or experimenters with Western styles and techniques.

This exhibition highlights the diverse group of Chinese intellectuals who actively engaged in the political and educational reforms and ideological debates of a unique nation-building project—one that positioned “art” as a solution to the late Qing dynastic crisis and as a catalyst for the formation of the Republic of China. Works on view include paintings and calligraphy from the Johnson’s permanent collection and archival resources from the Cornell University Library to present a range of essential art practices carried out by Chinese intellectuals in the early twentieth century.

This exhibition was curated by Yuhua Ding, PhD candidate in Cornell’s Department of the History of Art, assisted by Elizabeth Emrich, curatorial assistant for Asian art, and under the supervision of Ellen Avril, chief curator and curator of Asian art, at the Johnson Museum.

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