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Visiting historian to give free lecture on century of challenging violence against women on Oct. 21 at Cornell

Linda Gordon, the Florence Kelley Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, will deliver the Flemmie Kittrell lecture on "The Construction of a Crime: A Century of Challenging Violence Against Women" on Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Schwartz Auditorium, Rockefeller Hall.

Climate change will affect nation's workplaces and labor can contribute to solutions, Cornell analysts predict

If workers aren't prepared for the impact of climate change on work, there's stormy economic weather ahead, a report from the Cornell University Work and Environment Initiative predicts. "Climate change will present both dangers and opportunities," said Edward Cohen-Rosenthal.

Rawlings issues action plan for Cornell campus housing

President Hunter Rawlings outlined a seven-point plan of action for campus residential housing that provides a unifying educational experience for new students, preserves most student choice in housing and continues the current range of housing options.

Sage Cornerstone Dedication Set for Oct. 15

Cornell officials will lay a cornerstone at the new home of the Johnson Graduate School of Management, a restyled Sage Hall, during a ceremony Oct. 15. The event begins at 3:30 p.m. at the west entrance of Sage Hall.

Beethoven as Beethoven would have heard

Pianist Malcolm Bilson says he wants to start a revolution. And he's encouraging the revolt by offering the world of classical music a new take on one of the single most important cycles ever written for piano -- the complete cycle of Beethoven piano sonatas.

Affirmative action in higher education is focus of debate at Cornell Oct. 21

Should it be illegal for universities to consider the race of student applicants in their efforts to produce a diverse student body? That question will be addressed in a debate between Gary Orfield, Harvard professor of education and social policy, and Ward Connerly, a member of the Board of Regents of the University of California, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. in Cornell's Barnes Hall.

No place to hide. The right to privacy vs. freedom of the press is topic of Kops Lecture at Cornell Oct. 20

When does the public's right to know outweigh an individual's right to privacy? Does a reporter have the right to search for any personal information available? Is there a difference between printed records and electronic databases?

Trustees and Council members gather at Cornell Oct. 16-18

Members of the Cornell Board of Trustees and University Council will arrive on campus Thursday, Oct. 16, for Cornell's annual Trustee/Council Weekend.

'Useful gene products' previewed at Cornell biotech symposium, Oct. 14

New drugs from fungi, more economical production of hybrid crop plants and children's vaccines in potato slices will be discussed at the 13th annual Cornell Biotechnology Symposium.

New forms of old disease, leptospirosis, threaten dogs in U.S., Cornell veterinarians warn

A potentially fatal bacterial disease that damages the liver and kidneys of dogs, humans and other animals -- leptospirosis -- is appearing in new forms in the United States.

Hoping to find answers soon, the nutritionists and agronomists believe a 'food systems' approach could provide a solution

Cornell nutritionists and agronomists will travel to the Chakaria area of Bangladesh beginning today to investigate why the disease rickets has been found in such a sunny place. Rickets, a debilitating disease affecting bone growth and resulting in gross deformities, is usually associated with a lack of sunlight.

Macedonian Ambassador to the U.S. to visit Cornell Oct. 8 - 10

The Macedonian ambassador to the United States, Ljubica Z. Acevska, will visit Cornell University Oct. 8 through 10 to meet with faculty and students and discuss a variety of issues, among them human rights violations, international law and Macedonia's position in the international arena.