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African human rights lawyer, geographer to visit campus

The Institute for African Development welcomes Maina Kiai, a human rights lawyer from Kenya, and Sophie Oldfield, a geographer at the University of Cape Town.

Top brain scientists to speak at Cornell Neurotech symposium

Three renowned neuroscientists will discuss their work at the third annual Cornell Neurotech Mong Family Foundation Symposium Sept. 27.

Provost ramps up support for diversifying the faculty

Provost Michael Kotlikoff has announced increases in spending to enhance the recruitment of diverse faculty and provide for their ongoing retention support.

Journal looks at Laotian film, Thai shrimp

The 2018 Fall Southeast Asia Program (SEAP) Bulletin is lush with stories that cross national borders and disciplines.

Essentials

Provost issues statement on Wansink academic misconduct investigation

Provost Michael Kotlikoff issued a statement Sept. 20 announcing the findings of an investigation into allegations of academic misconduct by Professor Brian Wansink.

More than 4 billion birds stream overhead during fall migration

Using cloud computing and data from 143 weather U.S. radar stations, Cornell Lab of Ornithology researchers can now estimate how many birds migrate through the U.S. and the toll that winter and nocturnal journeys take.

Things to Do, Sept. 21-28, 2018

Events this week include Homecoming, a lecture on black women writers and the war on terror, a talk by Mathew Knowles, the Biennial and Jurassic World in 3D.

Eating with your eyes: Virtual reality can alter taste

Cornell food scientists used virtual reality to show how people’s perception of real food can be altered by their surroundings, according to new research.

Study clarifies protein’s role in dementia

ApoE4, a protein linked to both Alzheimer’s disease, increases the risk of cognitive impairment by reducing the number and responsiveness of blood vessels.

Meet Chantelle Cleary, Title IX coordinator

Beginning Sept. 26, Chantelle Cleary, Title IX coordinator, will meet with students at drop-in office hours at locations across campus.

Pawprint

Day of Caring draws attention to local needs

The annual Stephen E. Garner Day of Caring and Food Drive Challenge, sponsored by the United Way of Tompkins County, was held Sept. 18 in Stewart Park.

Pawprint

Border Angels leader to visit campus, speak downtown

Enrique Morones, president and founder of Border Angels, will speak on “Border Angels, Border Realities and Immigration Today” Sept. 25 in Ithaca.