Recent news from Cornell University
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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.
At a Washington, D.C., panel April 1, Cornell faculty and alumni experts considered whether U.S. power is in decline.
Economist James Berry studied previous education reform efforts in India and identified reforms that produce results.
Defense Department official Andrew C. Weber '82 will speak on campus March 27 on “Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction.”
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.
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.
Graduate student Arielle Levy took part in a design "camp" to help the Chinese city of Shenzhen develop an identity through design.
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.
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.
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.
Cornell University Library has digitized some of the travel photos of John W. Reps '47, world traveler.
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.
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.
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.”
Students in the Cornell founded group Mountains for Moms climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to raise funds and awareness of obstetric fistula.
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.
Kelechi Umoga ’15 spent this past summer leading the construction of a health care clinic in the Jeida village of Abuja, Nigeria.
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.
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.
A study using satellite transmitters on tagged leatherback turtles predicts possible fishing bycatch danger zones in the Pacific Ocean.