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.

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. 

For 55,907 global villagers sitting in online Cornell classrooms, the sage Marshall McLuhan's idea of a shrinking world in an electronic age is reality. Any person, anywhere, in any corner of the Earth may become a virtual Cornellian - for free - from the comfort of home.

Lynn ’65 and Jules ’63 Kroll has received Cornell Hillel's 2014 Tanner Prize, awarded annually to an individual, couple, family or other entity to recognize longtime contributions to the Jewish people and to Cornell University. Harold Tanner '52, Cornell Board of Trustees chairman emeritus, presented the prize June 13 in New York City.

Adoption is forbidden in Islam, yet for approximately 15 years Muhammad had an adopted son, Zayd, known as “the Beloved of the Messenger of God.” Zayd was the first adult male to become a Muslim and the only Muslim apart from Muhammad to be mentioned by name in the Quran.

When Dan McKee decided to go for a run on a brisk February morning in Tokyo, he had no idea he was about to uncover a little piece of Cornell, 6,000 miles from home.