Six Cornell professors – each with distinctive areas of study – provided 10-minute presentations on the university’s comprehensive, international impact at “Talks in 10: Engagement, Sustainability and Global Cornell” at Bailey Hall on Oct. 17, for the combined Trustee-Council Annual Meeting and Homecoming weekend.
Although a century has passed since the onset of World War I, the catastrophic war and its subsequent effects still resonate and provide insight to shaping modern global politics, according to two Cornell professors.
In the mid-1960s, Cornell was caught up in the growing resistance to the Vietnam War. Twenty-five alumni, faculty and staff will return to campus Nov. 10-11 for a 50th reunion organized by Isaac Kramnick, the Richard J. Schwartz Professor of Government, as part of the College of Arts and Sciences’ celebration of the university’s sesquicentennial.
For the past 22 years, the Cornell Club of London has sponsored college students from the United Kingdom to live and study in Ithaca during Cornell's summer session. Managed and funded wholly by alumni, the scholarship seeks to make the award to students who may not otherwise have such an opportunity.
Vice Provost for International Affairs Fredrik Logevall has co-written an Op-Ed piece in the New York Times, drawing parallels between U.S. involvement in Syria and the escalation of the Vietnam conflict.
The university is putting in place travel restrictions, given the evolving Ebola situation and its responsibility to protect the health of the community. Messages have been emailed to all students, faculty and staff.