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.

Elizabeth Garrett received a warm welcome on her first day as Cornell’s 13th president-elect at a luncheon attended by students, faculty, trustees, staff and alumni, who gathered Sept. 30 on the lawn of the Law School.

Cornell economist Kaushik Basu has been named president-elect of the International Economic Association. He will assume the position of president in 2017.

The School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University has formalized a collaboration with the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai to offer a dual Master of Management in Hospitality (MMH) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program.

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.