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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine, the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs and SUNY-Cortland are raising funds for the Belize Zoo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Christine Leuenberger, senior lecturer in the Department of Science and Technology Studies, reports on spending summer 2014 in Jerusalem.
Cornell Law School students have written the Handbook on Juvenile Law in Zambia," the first-ever practice guide on Zambian juvenile law.
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.
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.
Bartels World Affairs Fellow Hans Rosling delivered a lecture on campus Sept. 9 that found hope for the future of the planet in statistics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.