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Tata Sons chair speaks on confronting challenges of today

Natarajan Chandrasekaran, chairman of the board of Tata Sons, sat for a wide-ranging conversation with Cornell President Martha E. Pollack Oct. 16 in Gates Hall.

CIVIC radical collaboration initiative makes six new hires

The Critical Inquiry into Values, Imagination and Culture initiative, part of the provost’s Radical Collaboration effort that is focused on the humanities and the arts, has made six hires for this school year.

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Harold Bloom ’51, literary critic of influence, dies at 89

Harold Bloom ’51, a prolific and best-selling literary critic who began lifelong friendships at Cornell with professors A.R. Ammons and M.H. Abrams, died Oct. 14.

Things to Do, Oct. 18-25, 2019

Events this week include “War and Peace” on film; the Lorelei Ensemble in Bailey Hall; a ceremony hosted by Hindu students and a reading by Desiree Cooper.

Five projects awarded 2019 digitization grants

Cornell University Library’s Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences has awarded funding to five projects representing a range of study.

Atkinson Forum hosts Fisk Jubilee Singers Oct. 26

The Atkinson Forum in American Studies is bringing the Fisk Jubilee Singers back to campus for a concert Oct. 26, at 8 p.m. in the Alice Statler Auditorium.

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Scientists unwind mystery behind DNA replication

A new perspective from Cornell physicists is helping unravel the mystery of how DNA’s double helix manages to replicate.

Eastern Broccoli Project on track to meet $100M goal

The Eastern Broccoli Project began in 2010 with the goal of growing a $100 million broccoli industry in the Eastern U.S. in 10 years. With two remaining years of funding, Cornell researchers say they are on schedule to meet their goal.

Certificate program develops corporate communications skills

eCornell has launched a customizable online certificate program for those interested in a corporate communications career.

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Pollack, higher-ed leaders express immigration concerns

Cornell President Martha E. Pollack is a signatory on a letter to members of the New York congressional delegation urging them to address concerns with immigration policies that target international students.

Ambassadors to address border policy in Lund Debate Oct. 21

Two ex-ambassadors will debate the Trump administration’s border policy and assess how foreign policy changes will affect relations with Mexico in the annual Lund Critical Debate, hosted by the Einaudi Center.

Crop-improvement lab established with $25M USAID grant

Cornell will lead a new global crop improvement research program to advance plant breeding tools, technologies and methods aimed at delivering staple crops that can increase yields, enhance nutrition and show greater resistance to pests and diseases.