Community-engaged learning is a core part of the Milstein Program for Technology & Humanity, where students apply their skills to address specific problems with community partners. A new video highlights one collaboration that’s helping to redistribute furniture to people in need.
This year’s Racker lecture series, sponsored by the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, will feature Dr. Richard P. Lifton, president of Rockefeller University, where he is also Carson Family Professor and head of the Laboratory of Human Genetics and Genomics.
Nilay Yapici, assistant professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior in The College of Arts & Sciences and a Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator, recently received a $2 million grant to fund her research on taste perception and hunger in the neural system.
Social psychology researcher and professor Thomas Gilovich, the Irene Blecker Rosenfeld Chair of Psychology, was recently awarded The Society for Personality and Social Psychology’s Donald T. Campbell Award.
The economics department will welcome Ariel Rubinstein for its annual George Staller Lecture Oct. 28.
“Ariel Rubinstein is one of the world’s most prominent economic theorists, with seminal work in game theory,” said Kaushik Basu, C. Marks Professor of International Studies and Professor of Economics. “What makes him special is the philosopher’s touch that he brings to his writings.”
Five Arts & Sciences students have been named 2019-2020 Engaged Ambassadors through Engaged Cornell, a program that allows students to be mentors to other students participating in the Certificate in Engaged Leadership program.
Every year TEDxCornellUniversity hosts an annual conference on campus that celebrates the mantra of “spreading ideas that matter.” The event is completely student run, the culmination of all year planning to foster an environment where speakers teach, inspire and entertain the community. The conference will be held in Statler Auditorium on April 28 from 2-4:30 p.m.
Amazon Prime’s new docuseries, ‘‘The Luckiest Guys on the Lower East Side,” features Elissa Sampson, lecturer in the Jewish Studies Program, in Episode 2. Sampson is also credited with helping location scout for the film.
Through Cornell’s participation in a regional career development organization, students have the opportunity to travel to company headquarters and gain first-hand experience in career fields, network with top professionals, and explore job opportunities through Cornell’s involvement with the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers.
Cornell PhD candidate Carol-Rose Little has had a long-standing fascination with languages of other cultures. “I've had an interest in languages since I knew other languages existed in the world,” Little said. “During my undergraduate time (at McGill University), I started working with a community out in Eastern Canada and that's what really opened my eyes to how my love of language can be beneficial to communities that are trying to preserve their language.”
Arts & Sciences professors Gretchen Ritter and Glenn Altschuler will offer their insight on this historic time during a Cornell Adult University re-election seminar Nov. 2-4 at the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, N.Y. Cornell Adult University (CAU) offers acclaimed education vacations designed and led by Cornell faculty.