Cornell College Events

Monday, February 13th

Time Event Title
9:00 am-12:00 pmChautauqua - Term 6: "The Civil War: The First Two Years, 1861-1862" The Commons
Presented by M. Philip Lucas, professor of history. This Chautauqua course commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. By the end over 600,000 were dead, the South was in ruins, a president was murdered, the nation was reunited, and four million slaves were free. The course will examine the first two years of the war, beginning with the election of Abraham Lincoln and concluding with the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. This course continues Feb. 20 and 27. Cost of the four-week program is $30. For more information call 895-4119.
3:30 pm-4:30 pmInformation session: Travel to South Africa and Namibia Thomas Commons
Interested in taking an off-campus course next year? Consider a life-changing trip to South Africa and Namibia during block 3. Please come to this information session to hear about two exciting courses: Women's Studies 306, Women and Public Policy, with Professor Shannon Reed and English 273, The Writer's Life in Southern Africa, with Professor Rebecca Entel. They will talk about the courses, the region, and opportunities for scholarship money to help fund the trip. A traditional South African dessert will be served!
7:30 pmMusic Mondays: Boris Andrianov, cello, Alexander Kobrin, piano King Chapel
Cornell hosts its final Music Mondays concert of the year, featuring Boris Andrianov on the cello and Alex Kobrin on the piano. The duo will perform Beethoven’s Cello Sonata no. 4 in C major, Shostakovich’s Sonata for cello and piano in D minor and Britten’s Cello Sonata in C, as well as Schumann’s “Fantasiestucke” and Sollima’s “Lamentatio.” Andrianov has participated in many international festivals including Colmar, Dubrovnik and Rheingau; performed in Tokyo Opera City, Tokyo Suntory Hall and the Vienna Konzerthaus. His CD of Rachmaninov and Shostakovich sonatas with pianist Uri Urasin on the Quartz label received the Gramophone’s “Editor’s Choice” award. Kobrin is the winner of numerous international piano competitions—notably the gold medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. He has collaborated with many major orchestras such as New York Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic, English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Verdi, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Moscow Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and the Dallas Symphony. General admission is $10 ($5 for students) at the door. Free to Cornell students, faculty, staff, emeriti faculty, and retired staff, and to Purple Pass holders.

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