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Cornell engineers join $2M DARPA Robotics Challenge

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 5:11pm
Cornell engineers are adding their expertise in robot autonomy to the DARPA Robotics Challenge, a multi-year, international prize competition sponsored by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
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Panel: Ebola burdens African governments, health systems

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:11pm
Public health, policy, government and trade experts discussed Ebola's social and economic impacts on affected countries in Africa at a Nov. 10 roundtable on campus.
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Fukuyama '74 speaks at democracy panel Nov. 18

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 7:11pm
Public intellectual Francis Fukuyama ’74 will reflect on the 25th anniversary of his landmark essay, “The End of History,” in a Nov. 18 campus event.
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Iceland President Ólafur Grímsson to visit Nov. 20-22

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 7:11pm
The president of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, visits campus Nov. 20-22. He will deliver a public lecture, “Iceland’s Clean Energy Economy – A Roadmap to Sustainability and Good Business,” Nov. 21 at 4 p.m. in Schwartz Auditorium.
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Imagination, language are immigration's gifts, author says

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 5:11pm
Amara Lakhous spoke on campus Nov. 4 about his experience as an immigrant. and his book “Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio,” the 2014 New Student Reading Project selection.
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CIPA students raise money for Belize Zoo

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:10am
Students at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine, the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs and SUNY-Cortland are raising funds for the Belize Zoo.
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Law student launches campaign for African girls' magazine

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:10am
Third-year Cornell Law School student Fatmata Kabia is raising funds to support the next issue of Memunatu, a magazine she founded that serves West African teenage girls.
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Four new MOOCs offered for spring 2015

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:10pm
With Cornell's four new MOOCs for spring 2015, students from all over the world can survey global hospitality management, tour technology inside your smart phone, fix ecologically broken places and explore eating from an ethical perspective.
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New Student Reading Project author to visit Nov. 4-5

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 3:10pm
Algerian-Italian novelist Amara Lakhous, author of the 2014 New Student Reading Project selection, “Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio,” will speak on campus Nov. 4.
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Journalist takes audience inside Putin's war on West

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:10pm
Russian-American journalist and LGBT activist Masha Gessen spoke on campus Oct. 22 about Vladimir Putin's use of homophobia to retain control of Russia.
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Cornell Perspectives: Hopelessness as luxury in Jerusalem

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 8:09am
Christine Leuenberger, senior lecturer in the Department of Science and Technology Studies, reports on spending summer 2014 in Jerusalem.
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Law students write handbook on Zambia juvenile justice

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 3:09pm
Cornell Law School students have written the Handbook on Juvenile Law in Zambia," the first-ever practice guide on Zambian juvenile law.
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Nutrition professionals worldwide crave info via MOOCs

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 11:09am
For massive open online courses, or MOOCs, that help dieticians and nutritionists around the world understand the latest research, course completion rates more than double that of normal MOOC fare.
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David Lee named first Provost's Fellow for Internationalization

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 4:09pm
David R. Lee, professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, has been named the first Provost’s Fellow for Internationalization.
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Bartels Fellow Hans Rosling finds hope in numbers

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 2:09pm
Bartels World Affairs Fellow Hans Rosling delivered a lecture on campus Sept. 9 that found hope for the future of the planet in statistics.
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Study tracks who dengue-carrying mosquitoes bite

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 3:09pm
Most of the people bitten by dengue fever-transmitting mosquitoes in four Thai villages weren’t residents, but visitors, a finding that provides new clues about the spread of the dengue virus.
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Book uncovers challenges for Indonesian mine

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 4:09pm
The new book by anthropologist Marina Welker is an ethnographic study of the Denver-based Newmont Mining Corp. and its Batu Hijau Copper and Gold Mine in Sumbawa, Indonesia.
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Kimes to explore 'virtual teams' as Menschel Teaching Fellow

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 2:09pm
Professor of service operations management Sherri Kimes is developing a project to "give students a virtual international experience” as Cornell's newest Menschel Distinguished Teaching Fellow.
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Gender studies goes underground at dig in Israel

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 2:09pm
Students from a spring Gender Archaeology class joined instructors Lauren and Chris Monroe along with Israeli students and faculty at a new dig site in Israel over the summer.
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New Cornell Alliance for Science gets $5.6 million grant

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:08am
With $5.6 million the Gates Foundation, the Cornell Alliance for Science will help inform decision-makers and consumers effectively communicate how agricultural technology works and its potential impacts.
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