Recent news from Cornell University
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Doctoral student Meredith Ramirez Talusan, M.A. ’11, who studies comparative literature, serendipitously taught a Filipino woman how to knit. A year later she started a social enterprise that now employs 25 knitters in the Philippines.
A a $4.9 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will enable Cornell University Library to expand a database of scientific knowledge in the developing world.
A Nov. 14 “digital roundtable” brought together Israeli writers in several cities to discuss the state of contemporary Israeli literature.
Three panelists looked at the Syrian crisis in a campus event Nov. 25 from historical and political perspectives.
A Cornell and Smithsonian Institution study published in PLOS-ONE has found that how sperm is collected in Asian elephants matters in preserving this endangered species.
Panelists Michael Lewis and Mary Ellen O'Connell took on the question of the legality of American drone strikes in the Lund Critical Debate Nov. 21 on campus.
Studying 9,000 hotels, two Cornell researchers conclude that the hotel industry's effort to implement sustainability don't affect their revenues.
“Democratic Trajectories in Africa: Unraveling the Impact of Foreign Aid,” co-edited by Professor Nicolas van de Walle, explores whether foreign aid in Africa has helped or hindered democratization efforts.
Cornell needs to produce graduates who have cross-cultural awareness, “who can move nimbly and with sensitivity in all four corners of the globe,” said Fredrik Logevall, vice provost for international affairs, at a Nov. 18 talk.
The Cornell chapter of GlobeMed finished developing a rapid-testing lab in Ecuador this past summer.
Cornellians are collecting aid and planning fundraising and other efforts this week and next to benefit Filipinos affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
The Cornell Nepal Study Program celebrates its 20th year of collaborative undergraduate and graduate study and research in Nepal.
For the 10th year, 74 students, scholars and staff spent the day in New York City for the educational trip to the United Nations.
Cornell has been included in a top 25 list of universities with the most students studying abroad; Cornell leaders are looking at even higher goals to improve the rate of students studying internationally.
Jorge de la Guardia, M.Eng. ’74, executive manager for the Panama Canal expansion, gave a Nov. 7 talk, “The Political and Economic Challenges for the Construction of the New Panama Canal,” on campus.
Dnyaneshwar Mulay, consul general of India, discussed India’s history and progress from independence on campus Nov. 8.
The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management’s Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise will lead a $2.3 million effort to improve economic links to marine ecosystems.
The Cornell International Friendship Program pairs local residents with international students and scholars to promote friendships and make the students' experiences more homey.
Kirstin Torgerson ’15 has secured funds that will be used to construct a 20-25 cow dairy at an all-girls school in Kenya.
Last month, Cornell hosted 13 Swedish researchers for the Stockholm-Cornell Symposium on Insect Biology, reciprocating a similar meeting held in Stockholm in 2011.