Recent news from Cornell University
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The Comparative and International Education Society sponsors a conference in Washington, D.C., March 8-13 on "Ubuntu! Imagining a Humanist Education Globally."
Dexter Kozen, Ph.D. ’77, the Joseph Newton Pew Jr. Professor in Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science for "pioneering and seminal work.”
Cornell will offer four new massive open online courses - or MOOCs - in 2016. Learn abouts sharks, GMOs, engineering simulations and how mergers and acquisitions get done.
Faculty members and writer Amara Lakhous discussed the status of Muslims in Europe in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in France. It was the first of two discussions organized by the Einaudi Center.
Development workers in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Institute for Computational Sustainability are using satellites and mobile phones to help herders in Kenya find food for their animals
With 33 alumni in the Peace Corps — and 1,641 since 1961 — Cornell ranks near the top in volunteer productivity; a 2013 Arts College graduate tells whey she is in Cameroon.
With support from Cornell's Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, faculty members are researching harmful molds in food that damage the health of African mothers and babies.
Cornell students and mentors traveled to Honduras Jan. 12-19 to work with a group, Mayor Potencial, focused on improving education opportunities in rural areas of the nation.
Because urban sanitation scores don't tell the whole story in India, Cornell water-resources experts recommend allowing cities to custom-design measures that will save lives and lift their residents to improved health.
Cornell Institute for Public Affairs student Shamir Shehab will receive an award from Queen Elizabeth II in June for his work in his native Bangladesh to educate young people on climate change.
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.