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.

Manjushree Thapa, well known novelist, non-fiction stylist, and journalist, will give the 2014 Tagore Lecture on Friday, September 9 at 4:30 PM. in Cornell's Kahin Center, 640 Stewart Avenue.  On Saturday, September 20 Dr. Mysore Manjunath and Mysore Nagarajon will perform a duet on the Indian carnatic violin accompanied by Srimushnam Rajarao on mridangam and Giridhar Udupa on ghatam at 8:00 PM in Barnes Hall Auditorium.   Both events are part of the South Asia Program 60th Anniversary Celebration.

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.

Cornell AA&D is planning a “crowdfunding burst,” a set of crowdfunding projects that will launch simultaneously and be promoted collectively as part of the broader “All-In” Sesquicentennial campaign.  One of the featured projects will send International Development students to India.

The latest issue of periodiCALS, the magazine of Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, features articles about student projects in India and Mozambique.

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.