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Apply for 2017 Internationalizing the Curriculum Grants

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:12:01 EST

Faculty are invited to submit proposals for 2017 Internationalizing the Cornell Curriculum Grants, the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs announced Dec. 2.

Coffman named Tisch distinguished university professor

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:12:00 EST

Ronnie Coffman has been named the Andrew H. and James S. Tisch Distinguished University Professor at Cornell.

Tanzania partners with Cornell-affiliated NextGen Cassava

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:12:41 EST

Tanzania recently became a partner of the Cornell-affiliated Next Generation Cassava Breeding project, joining Nigeria and Uganda in the effort to improve cassava breeding in Africa.

ILR alums, student named Schwarzman scholars

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:12:00 EST

Two Cornell ILR School alumni and a current ILR student are among 129 people named Schwarzman scholars, the scholarship program announced Dec. 1 in Beijing and New York City.

Heritage speakers deepen language skills through classes

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:11:00 EST

Heritage language learners - students who know a language and have perhaps spoken or heard it since birth - are taking courses to address gaps in in reading, writing, pronunciation and vocabulary.

Teacher, mentor, trustee Daniel Sisler dies at 87

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:11:00 EST

Daniel G. Sisler, Ph.D. ’62, the Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics and a Cornell trustee emeritus, died Nov. 23 in Ithaca. He was 87.

Law students resolve questions for residents, nonprofits

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:11:47 EST

A new legal clinic offers law students real-world experience while helping members of the local community who may not be able to afford legal help.

Students win top prize in NYC financial hackathon

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:11:56 EST

Cornell undergraduate and graduate students took part in a financial technology hackathon organized by Entrepreneurship at Cornell Nov. 11 at Cornell Tech in New York City.

Phone app helps laborers report abuse, fight wage theft

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:11:00 EST

The Worker Institute at Cornell ILR has developed a mobile phone application to prevent wage theft and violations of worker rights in cooperation with laborers, organizers, developers and lawyers.

Conference focuses on refugee community college students

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:11:21 EST

Days after Ithaca received approval to welcome 50 new refugees, Cornell hosted a conference on the campus of Onondaga Community College Nov. 5 to address refugees and community college education.

Rawlings offers lessons in leadership to economics class

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:11:13 EST

Dealing with controversy, and consulting with the right constituencies, are part of the job of leading a university, Interim President Hunter Rawlings told students as guest lecturer in the class Economics of the University.

Global Leadership fellows: passion to improve the planet

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:11:38 EST

The Cornell Alliance for Science graduated its 2016 cohort of Global Leadership fellows Nov. 15. The 28 fellows represent 13 nations and three continents.

Mexican eatery idea wins 'pitch deck' competition

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:11:00 EST

A plan for an authentic Mexican food eatery won top honors and $3,000 in the Pitch Deck Competition, sponsored by Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship Nov. 17.

Panel discusses the impact of drones on war, policing, privacy

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:11:00 EST

The Cornell Law School welcomed four panelists on Nov. 17 to discuss how drones may influence privacy law in the United States and how wars are conducted.

Study abroad leads professor to lifelong academic study

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 10:11:04 EST

Anne Blackburn is a professor in the Department of Asian Studies and a faculty member in Cornell's South Asia Program, Southeast Asia Program and the Religious Studies Program.

Gender and politics expert examines sexism in campaigns

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 12:11:53 EST

Jennifer Lawless, a nationally recognized expert on women in politics, examined the reasons for the underrepresentation of women in politics in the final Making of the President Series talk Nov. 14.

Moral values influence action on climate change

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:11:00 EST

The willingness to make lifestyle changes to avert climate change may depend on the moral values closely aligned with liberal political leanings, according to Cornell research.

Layered paint and propaganda: Mellon seminar visits Cuba

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 09:11:00 EST

Students in a Mellon collaborative studies seminar in architecture, urbanism and the humanities spent eight days in Cuba this semester to study the island's changing politics and environment.

Roundtable tries to predict future foreign policy under Trump

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 11:11:00 EST

Three government professors described what they expected from Donald Trump's foreign policy approach Nov. 10 at the weekly lecture of the Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies.

Political scientist Adam Levine recaps presidential election

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 18:11:00 EST

Adam Levine spoke to a standing-room only crowd in McGraw Hall Nov. 10 as faculty and students joined his American Political Campaigns class for a 2016 election recap.

Community breaks bread on heels of presidential election

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 17:11:00 EST

A day after President-elect Donald Trump’s Nov. 8 victory, Cornell students, senior administrators, faculty and staff gathered for a meal while processing the election results as a community and discussing how to move on in post-election America.

Asian American Studies hosts post-election talk

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 15:11:34 EST

Asian American Studies Program students and staff gathered Nov. 9 in Rockefeller Hall for a catered Indian lunch and a talk on the U.S. election results with program director Derek Chang, associate professor of history.

Expert to address role of law in cybersecurity Nov. 16

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 11:11:48 EST

Indiana University law professor Fred Cate will lecture on Cybersecurity and the Law Nov. 16 in the third and final lecture in a series on cybersecurity hosted by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.

Entrepreneurs gather for Cornell-hosted summit in NYC

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 10:11:17 EST

More than 500 people attended Entrepreneurship at Cornell's Summit 2016 Nov. 4 in New York City where they heard about ways to improve company culture and strategies for recovering from a setback.

Political scientist explains rising tensions in Jerusalem

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 10:11:35 EST

Political scientist Miriam Elman of Syracuse University spoke about rising tensions in Jerusalem in Nov. 3 campus talk, “Jerusalem: Conflict in the Holy City.”