[LESS INFO] 8 VIEWS | ADDED 05:00:00 09/17/12
Design your own once in a lifetime experience by spending a fall or spring semester with the Cornell in Washington program. Open to any Cornellian, CIW is the perfect blend of practical work experience and Cornell University courses, located in one of the world's great capital cities.
[LESS INFO] 15 VIEWS | ADDED 05:00:00 09/14/12
Andrew Farnsworth, of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, provides insight on fall bird migration in the Northeast and New York City, at the "Inside Cornell" event on September 6, 2012.
[LESS INFO] 11 VIEWS | ADDED 05:00:00 09/14/12
N.R. Narayana Murthy, co-founder of Infosys Ltd. and a Cornell trustee emeritus, offered a retrospective look at his remarkable career, as well as timely advice, September 10, 2012 in an address to Johnson MBA students and the Cornell University community. Murthy, a global business titan and a key figure in the emergence of India as a provider of global technology and business-process outsourcing needs, spoke to a packed house at the Alice Statler Auditorium, as part of the Distinguished Global Speakers series at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management.
[LESS INFO] 13 VIEWS | ADDED 05:00:00 09/14/12
Fun with Flora! Meredith talks about what all plants need: water, sun and space. In order for plants to move to new locations and resources, they have adapted to disperse their seeds.
[LESS INFO] 9 VIEWS | ADDED 05:00:00 09/06/12
Dr. Duvvuri Subbarao, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, addressed policy dilemmas in India in a talk entitled "India in a Globalized World: Some Policy Dilemmas," on August 28. The talk will be given as part of the Einaudi Center's Foreign Policy Distinguished Speaker Series. Dr. Subbarao assumed office as the twenty-second Governor of the Reserve Bank of India on September 5, 2008. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Subbarao served as Finance Secretary to the Government of India from April 2007 to September 2008 and as Secretary to the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council from March 2005 to March 2007.
[LESS INFO] 18 VIEWS | ADDED 05:00:00 09/06/12
Michelle Bachelet, president of Chile from 2006 to 2010, gave the Henry E. and Nancy Horton Bartels 2012 World Affairs Fellowship Lecture on September 4. Bachelet spoke on "Women and the New Development Paradigm." She is the first undersecretary-general and executive director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. UN Women works with governments, civil society and the private sector to advance women's empowerment and gender equality worldwide. Bachelet, a physician and surgeon, became the first woman to be elected president in the history of the Republic of Chile. A long-time champion of women's rights, she has advocated for gender equality and women's empowerment throughout her career.
[LESS INFO] 13 VIEWS | ADDED 05:00:00 09/04/12
With Siri on the iPhone and Watson beating human champions at Jeopardy, we now have machines that talk to us. But what is the nature of such "conversation," and what are its limitations? In this lecture, computer scientist Lillian Lee introduces the science behind the technology and the challenges that still lie ahead. Lillian Lee's research has received numerous awards and mentions in the popular press, including The New York Times , NPR's All Things Considered , and NBC's The Today Show . At Cornell, she has received the Stephen and Marilyn Miles Excellence in Teaching Award, the James and Mary Tien Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Kendall S. Carpenter Memorial Advising Award.
[LESS INFO] 34 VIEWS | ADDED 05:00:00 09/04/12
In the spring of 2010, Steven Strogatz, Cornell's Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics, wrote a fifteen-part series on the elements of math, from basic to baffling, for The New York Times . To his surprise--and his editor's--each piece climbed the most e-mailed list and elicited hundreds of appreciative comments. In this talk, Strogatz will describe his adventures in bringing math to the masses and will offer a preview of his new book, The Joy of X: A Guided Tour of Math , from One to Infinity, as well as his sequel series for the Times this fall. A renowned teacher, one of the world's most highly cited mathematicians, and a frequent guest on NPR's RadioLab , Strogatz has received numerous awards for his research, teaching, and public service, including a Communications Award from the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (2007) for lifetime achievement in the communication of mathematics to the general public.
[LESS INFO] 17 VIEWS | ADDED 05:00:00 08/30/12
This slideshow captures significant markers in the life and times of Dale Corson and his imprint upon Cornell University. It is excerpted from The Legacy of Dale R. Corson (J. Robert Cooke, Internet-First University Press, 2009).
Kinematics of Mechanisms: Design of Robotic Machines: Robots in Medicine and Evolution of Flying Machines, Part 3 of 3
[LESS INFO] 23 VIEWS | ADDED 05:00:00 08/21/12
This three-part lecture series was given by legendary retiring Joseph C. Ford Professor of Mechanical Engineering Francis Moon on the topic of kinetics as it relates to robotics on June 10, 2011, at Cornell University. Professor Moon focuses on the kinematics of machines as applied to aviation and robotic medicine. He discusses the early history of aviation at Cornell as it relates to the evolution of flying machines and covers the development of robotic medicine going all the way back to Leonoardo da Vinci and Franz Reuleaux.
Kinematics of Mechanisms: Design of Robotic Machines-Playing with Reuleaux's Toys: Kinematic Models Online, Part 2 of 3
[LESS INFO] 10 VIEWS | ADDED 05:00:00 08/21/12
This three-part lecture series was given by legendary retiring Joseph C. Ford Professor of Mechanical Engineering Francis Moon on the topic of kinetics as it relates to robotics on June 10, 2011, at Cornell University. Professor Moon makes extensive use of the Reuleaux's models in this lecture, as well as giving an in depth review of KMODDL: Cornell's online museum of Kinematics. Reuleaux was the first to propose that you could deconstruct any machine into a set of kinematic mechanisms.
Kinematics of Mechanisms: Design of Robotic Machines-Planar Mechanisms & Walking Machines, Part 1 of 3
[LESS INFO] 21 VIEWS | ADDED 05:00:00 08/21/12
This three-part lecture series was given by legendary retiring Joseph C. Ford Professor of Mechanical Engineering Francis Moon on the topic of kinetics as it relates to robotics on June 10, 2011, at Cornell University. In this lecture, Professor Moon covers his investigations into the kinematics of machines with a focus on planar mechanisms and walking machines. He also discusses the history of the Reuleaux collection at Cornell, purchased by A.D. White in 1880, which now comprise the largest collection of these kinematic models in the world.