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    Charles Walcott is interviewed by Bruce Lewenstein
    Walcott, Charles (2019)
    Walcott describes his work in communicating Science to the public. He starts with his role in "Discovery", one of the earliest programs from WGBH, Followed by producing "Exploring Nature" for WGBH's 21 inch classroom. He was involved in the early days of "NOVA" and went on to become content director of Children's Television Workshop's "3 2 1 Contact".
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    A Conversation Between Nelson Hairston and Anurag Agrawal, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    Walcott, Charles (2019)
    Nelson George Hairston. Jr. is a professor retiring from Cornell after 34 years in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. In this video he describes his education, how he became interested in biology and his career at Cornell. His colleague, Prof. Anurag Agrawal asks him about his research and other activities at Cornell including Hairston's involvement in Lake Source Cooling and his time as Senior Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences.
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    Carl Hopkins, Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior Emeritus
    Walcott, Charles (2019)
    Carl Hopkins is a professor emeritus, retired from the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell. In this video he describes his background, his research on the taxonomy and communication in electric fish from Africa and his experiences in teaching Introductory Biology at Cornell.
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    The Substance of Civilization: Materials and Human History From the Stone Age to the Age of Silicon
    Sass, Stephen L. (CornellCast, 2011-03-11)
    “How did materials help us become what we are today? Join Professor Stephen L. Sass as he discusses his book, The Substance of Civilization: Materials and Human History From the Stone Age to the Age of Silicon. “Materials enabled revolutionary advances in how we live, work, fight and travel, hence the naming of eras after them -- Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages. This talk explores the role of materials in the development of modern industrial civilizations by putting technology into an historical and human context, examining the advances made possible by innovations with materials.” [35 min] Credit: This video was recorded on March 11, 2011 for CornellCast and is also available at: http://www.cornell.edu/video/stephen-sass-the-substance-of-civilization
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    Kenneth I. Greisen Memorial Service
    (2019)
    Kenneth Greisen, Professor Emeritus of Physics is remembered as a cosmic ray physicists, member of the detonation system team for the Manhattan Project, graduate student mentor, physics teacher and re-designer of introductory physics course, Chair of the Department of Astronomy and Space Sciences, member of the National Academy of Sciences, University Ombudsman, Dean of the University Faculty, humane person and community citizen.
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    A Conversation with Kathryn March
    March, Kathryn; McConnell-Ginet, Sally (Internet-First University Press, 2019)
    Professors Emeriti Sally McConnell-Ginet & Kathryn S. March discuss their lives, work, & friendship over the years since the founding of (then) Women's Studies (now Femininist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) at Cornell.
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    A Conversation with Sally McConnell-Ginet
    McConnell-Ginet, Sally; March, Kathryn (Internet-First University Press, 2019)
    Professors Emeriti Sally McConnell-Ginet & Kathryn S. March discuss their lives, work, & friendship over the years since the founding of (then) Women's Studies (now Femininist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) at Cornell.
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    A Conversation with Ross Brann
    Brann, Ross; Altschuler, Glenn (Internet-First University Press, 2019)
    Ross Brann studied at the University of California-Berkeley, the Hebrew University-Jerusalem, New York University, and the American University in Cairo. He has taught at Cornell since 1986 and served nineteen years as Chair of the Department of Near Eastern Studies. Professor Brann is the author of The Compunctious Poet: Cultural Ambiguity and Hebrew Poetry in Muslim Spain (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991) and Power in the Portrayal: Representations of Muslims and Jews in Islamic Spain (Princeton University Press, 2002). He has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Frankel Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. Brann is also the editor of four volumes and author of essays on the intersection of medieval Jewish and Islamic cultures. In 2019 he completed Andalusi Moorings: Al-Andalus and Sefarad as Tropes of Islamic and Jewish Culture and submitted it for publication to the University of Pennsylvania Press. In 2007 Brann was appointed Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow and in June 2010 he stepped down as the faculty co-chair of the West Campus House System Council after six years of service as the founding Alice Cook House Professor-Dean.
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    A Conversation with Malcolm Bilson
    Bilson, Malcom; Moseley, Roger (Internet-First University Press, 2019)
    Malcolm Bilson, Frederick J. Whiton Professor of Music, Emeritus discusses these topics: His early years in Los Angeles, undergraduate degree Bard College, 1957, 3 years post-graduate study in Europe, seven years on the faculty of the University of Illinois before coming to Cornell in 1968. Member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences, recipient of the James Smithson Bicentennial Award in 2006, Honorary Doctorate from Bard College, 1991. Bilson is known for his groundbreaking performances and recordings on 18th and 19th century pianos, bringing earlier musical styles of execution back into modern performance practices.
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    A Conversation with Winthrop (Pete) Wetherbee III
    Wetherbee, Winthrop (Pete) III; Adams, Barry B (Internet-First University Press, 2019)
    Winthrop (“Pete”) Wetherbee recounts highlights of his career as Professor of English at Cornell with close ties to Cornell’s Medieval Studies Program and its Department of Classics. He also describes his role in developing a teaching program at the maximum security prison at Auburn, New York.