Barbara Mink, senior lecturer at the Johnson Graduate School of Management, is founder and artistic director of the Light in Winter Festival. Claudia Wheatley, director of Cornell's Press Relations Office, interviewed Mink about the festival, now in its eighth year.

The Light in Winter Festival uses the city and campuses of Ithaca as a backdrop for three days of creativity and exploration. Unique collaborations between scientists, musicians and artists create an unparalleled experience for participants and performers alike.