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African writer talks 'Politics and Struggle' April 17

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:04pm
On April 17, Ngugi wa Thiong'o will share his thoughts in a discussion, “The Barrel of a Pen: Politics and Struggle in African Writing,” at 5 p.m. at the Africana Studies and Research Center, 310 Triphammer Road.
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Foreign policy experts assess U.S. power at D.C. panel

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 5:04pm
At a Washington, D.C., panel April 1, Cornell faculty and alumni experts considered whether U.S. power is in decline.
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Economist identifies useful education reforms in India

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:04pm
Economist James Berry studied previous education reform efforts in India and identified reforms that produce results.
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Defense official to speak on WMDs March 27

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 11:03am
Defense Department official Andrew C. Weber '82 will speak on campus March 27 on “Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction.”
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Ottoman and Turkish Studies Initiative launches

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 6:03pm
The initiative, a project of the Cornell Institute for European Studies, will provide a multidisciplinary platform for the study of the Ottoman Empire. Inaugural events begin March 14.
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Economists: How to slow the growth in disability claims

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 5:03pm
Broken by years of unsustainable growth and Congressional tinkering - and nearly broke, probably by 2016 - America’s program of Social Security Disability Insurance ought to keep partially impaired workers on the job, economists recommend.
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Grad student helps Chinese city foster an identity

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 4:03pm
Graduate student Arielle Levy took part in a design "camp" to help the Chinese city of Shenzhen develop an identity through design.
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Online education report encourages experimentation

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 5:03pm
With the rising popularity of MOOCs and other cutting-edge online educational opportunities, the recent Report of the Cornell Distance Learning Committee has endorsed the university’s practices while making recommendations for moving forward.
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Half of undergrads will study abroad by 2020, Cornell pledges

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 11:03am
Cornell will send half of all students abroad for study or a meaningful academic experience by 2020, according to a commitment it signed with the Institute of International Education.
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'Kollywood': Nepalese film shoots at Cornell

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 4:02pm
On the Cornell campus to film "Buddha, born in Nepal," a Nepalese director learns about the shortage of blondes and the plethora of snow; Cornellian "extras" learn the concerns of international students among them.
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Website celebrates the travels of an urban explorer

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 4:02pm
Cornell University Library has digitized some of the travel photos of John W. Reps '47, world traveler.
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Torres trains international veterinarians with USDA

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 2:02pm
Veterinarian Alfonso Torres is co-leading the charge to increase the number of veterinarians around the world who are familiar with animal diseases that could threaten the health of livestock and poultry globally.
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Waste not: Student aims to get more out of manure

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 5:02pm
Ph.D. student Leliah Krounb is studying how to turn human waste into soil nutrients in Kenya by using pyrolysis – thermal combustion in the absence of oxygen.
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Ravi Kanbur's new book tackles India's 'challenges'

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 2:01pm
The Dyson School’s Ravi Kanbur is a co-editor and author of the newly published “Urbanization in India: Challenges, Opportunities and the Way Forward.”
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Students scale Mount Kilimanjaro to fund surgeries

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 2:01pm
Students in the Cornell founded group Mountains for Moms climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to raise funds and awareness of obstetric fistula.
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Veterinary student studies raw Amazonian meat

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 1:01pm
Cornell veterinary student Emily Aston ’15 went into the heart of the Amazon to conduct the most remote study to date of the foodborne and waterborne pathogen Toxoplasma gondii.
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Cornell junior brings change home to Nigeria

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 3:01pm
Kelechi Umoga ’15 spent this past summer leading the construction of a health care clinic in the Jeida village of Abuja, Nigeria.
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U.N. report sounds alarm on farming land-use crisis

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 6:01pm
To feed the world’s burgeoning population while saving it from exhausting natural land resources, the United Nations issued a report on global land use.
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Cook stove designs aid developing nations

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 3:01pm
A contest held by the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management’s Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise produced innovative, multi-fuel cookers for the developing world.
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Satellite tags, fishing data reveal turtle danger zones

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 1:01pm
A study using satellite transmitters on tagged leatherback turtles predicts possible fishing bycatch danger zones in the Pacific Ocean.
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