In 1999 IC was given three works of art from Cornell's Herbert F. Johnson Museum. Sculptor Jason Seeley, former dean of CU's College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, created the fun pieces from automobile bumpers. Seeley died in 1983; his works have since found homes in IC's Gannett Center and Center for Health Sciences.
IC psychology professor Nancy Rader and her husband, Dave de Villiers, a Cornell horticulture research associate, have teamed up with other IC and CU experts to investigate the effect of plants on well-being and cognitive performance; they are assessing the importance of having plants in extraterrestrial environments.
-- Tamar Morad
A seven-year project that ended in 2003 involved dozens of faculty and students from both schools in an effort to examine how the residences of elderly people affect the quality of their lives. The Pathways to Life Quality study was codirected by John Krout, professor of gerontology and director of IC's Gerontology Institute, and former Cornell professor Phyllis Moen, then director of the Bronfenbrenner Life Course Center. Moen's successor, Elaine Wethington, an associate professor of human development, coauthored a book on the study's findings with Krout.
-- Tamar Morad
Facing a Killer
In 1998 the show Face to Face appeared in IC's Handwerker Gallery; it was then seen in Cornell's Willard Straight Hall Art Gallery. Students, faculty, and staff from both campuses worked with regional AIDS programs to bring attention to the touring exhibit, which featured voice recordings and facial masks of people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.