Bringing Cornell to the World and the World to Cornell

Cornell is a truly international university that educates globally competent and culturally sensitive students for leadership in an increasingly international environment; fosters cutting-edge research within and across national boundaries to contribute to the expansion of the knowledge essential for understanding this environment; and engages in development activities and public services to enhance the lives and livelihoods of our students and others around the world.

Thirty-six Chinese students took the opportunity to prepare for graduate study and experience American educational norms through the Cornell-China Undergraduate Summer Program.

Twenty-three Mexican undergraduates joined research labs at Cornell this summer as part of President Obama's 100,000 Strong Initiative, an effort to increase student exchanges with Latin America.

Eleven new faculty members in the humanities will join the College of Arts and Sciences this fall, adding to the breadth and depth of course offerings and research opportunities available to students.

At just 16, Fahad Saad Al Suwaidi knows he wants to pursue a career in medicine — a decision he made after losing a friend to bone cancer.  "My friend was the same age as me and didn't discover he had cancer until it was in a very late stage," said Al Suwaidi, a high school student at Nasser bin Abdullah al-Attiyah Secondary Independent School for Boys in Doha, Qatar.

Vice Provost for International Affairs Fred Logevall is featured on this week’s Noteworthy: News About and For International Cornellians, a weekly blog put out by Alumni Affairs to share news of interest with our alumni around the world.  The blog is one of the many exciting linkages International Alumni Programs  is building among Cornellians worldwide.  You can sign up to receive weekly news about and for international Cornellians on Noteworthy’s homepage

Today the United States stands on the top of the podium of world powers: however, does a Roman fate await? A visit to the dramatic Pueblo ruins in the American southwest, former home to a complex civilization that abandoned its settlements in the 12th-13th centuries A.D., warns us that circumstances can change, and dramatically.