[LESS INFO] 13 VIEWS | ADDED 05:00:00 10/24/13
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush presented the keynote address at Cornell's Trustee-Council Annual Meeting Oct. 24, 2013. President Skorton led a panel discussion with Bush and SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher following the address.
[LESS INFO] 12 VIEWS | ADDED 05:00:00 10/24/13
In the second of two public lectures as an A.D. White Professor-at-Large, theoretical physicist Nima Arkani-Hamed describes the different avenues being pursued in attacking the central problems of fundamental physics today, guided by the rough-and-ready philosophy of "radical conservatism," and speculates on where this philosophy might lead us in this century.
[LESS INFO] 14 VIEWS | ADDED 05:00:00 10/24/13
In the first of two public lectures as an A.D. White Professor-at-Large, theoretical physicist Nima Arkani-Hamed describes the different avenues being pursued in attacking the central problems of fundamental physics today, guided by the rough-and-ready philosophy of "radical conservatism," and speculates on where this philosophy might lead us in this century.
[LESS INFO] 8 VIEWS | ADDED 05:00:00 10/23/13
Africana Studies faculty members Carole Boyce Davies, Oneka LaBennett and Rich Richardson spoke about the ways in which race and gender complicated the Trayvon Martin case at a Sept. 17, 2013 panel discussion moderated by Noliwe Rooks.The event is part of the colloquium series, "Scholarship & Activism: The Black Radical Intellectual Tradition," organized by the Africana Studies and Research Center.
[LESS INFO] 9 VIEWS | ADDED 05:00:00 10/22/13
Fred Krupp, president of the Environmental Defense Fund, spoke on natural gas exploration Oct. 22, 2013 as part of the Atkinson Center's "Outside Voices" speaker series. The series is designed to bring prominent voices on the national or international stage to Cornell to discuss timely sustainability topics.
[LESS INFO] 8 VIEWS | ADDED 05:00:00 10/21/13
The dog days of summer can be brutal for cows. When dairy cattle get too hot, it means reduced milk production, decreased reproductive activity and sometimes death - and for dairy farmers, lost income.To help farmers keep cows cool, Cornell engineers are collaborating on a multidisciplinary research project supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority that could provide an alternative to the fans, misters, sprinklers and other heat mitigation strategies typically used.
[LESS INFO] 8 VIEWS | ADDED 05:00:00 10/21/13
Fredrik Logevall, a professor of history with expertise in U.S. foreign relations, sets the context for his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "Embers of War." The 11-year project stemmed from his burning conviction to tell the complete story of two Western powers in Vietnam: how both powers lost their way and how their officials chose war over a political solution. More portraits of extraordinary Cornellians are available at http://www.cornell.edu/portraits/.
[LESS INFO] 18 VIEWS | ADDED 05:00:00 10/16/13
With support from Cornell's NIH-funded ASSET program, Dryden High School art students wrote and produced this unique and amusing video featuring student videography and student actors, as part of a project merging art and science to increase science awareness in non-science students and classes.
[LESS INFO] 0 VIEWS | ADDED 05:00:00 10/14/13
A discussion with Tommy Bruce on the evolution and strength of the Cornell brand and university communications. Vice President Tommy Bruce created the division of University Communications in 2004 and led widespread growth in Cornell's communications and branding efforts during his tenure. Tommy has been named senior vice president for public affairs at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H.
[LESS INFO] 18 VIEWS | ADDED 05:00:00 10/11/13
The Cornell Program on Ethics and Public Life (EPL) is hosting "After the American Century: Fears and Hopes for America's Future," a semester-long series with visiting scholars that addresses widely prevalent worries that the new normal condition of the United States stifles important aspirations that were viable in the past. The third lecture of the series, focusing on American fears of economic decline in the new global economy, is provided by Richard Freeman, professor of economics at Harvard.
[LESS INFO] 3 VIEWS | ADDED 05:00:00 10/09/13
There is no Arab Spring, nor has there been for decades, argued Professor Emeritus Muawia Barazangi in a Sept. 12, 2013 lecture presented by the Cornell Association of Professors Emeriti (CAPE).Barazangi discussed what he believes is the ongoing decline of science, technology and human development in the Arab region despite tremendous wealth from oil and gas reserves.
[LESS INFO] 4 VIEWS | ADDED 05:00:00 10/04/13
The push for electronic communications has been widely endorsed as a means to improve quality of medical care, but many roadblocks stand in the way. Weill Cornell's Dr. Tara Bishop shares her study of the pros and cons of doctor-patient email exchanges at an Inside Cornell media event, September 26, 2013. Inside Cornell is a series held in New York City and Washington, D.C. featuring high-interest experts working at Cornell University. The free, catered lunch sessions are on-the-record, and media members are welcome to record video and audio as desired.
[LESS INFO] 19 VIEWS | ADDED 05:00:00 10/02/13
When just one person in the community falls for an email scam, otherwise known as a phish, the results can be devastating.Email accounts are hijacked and used to send spam; otherwise secure systems are hacked, putting everyone's confidential information at risk; and, university business can experience significant disruptions as countless hours, across departments, are lost responding to the situation.If our community can learn to spot phishing attempts, we can significantly reduce risk of Cornell suffering financial loss or damage to its reputation. See lots of examples of real phishing attempts targeting Cornell at: www.it.cornell.edu/security/phishbowl.
[LESS INFO] 26 VIEWS | ADDED 05:00:00 09/26/13
The Cornell Program on Ethics and Public Life (EPL) is hosting "After the American Century: Fears and Hopes for America's Future," a semester-long series with visiting scholars that addresses widely prevalent worries that the new normal condition of the United States stifles important aspirations that were viable in the past. The second lecture of the series, focusing on the exercise of American power abroad and the future of the American way of war, is provided by Marilyn Young, professor of history at NYU.