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Things to Do, Oct. 4-11, 2019

Events at Cornell this week include a conversation with Congressman Adam Schiff; exhibits exploring fashion and feathers and urban renewal in Berlin; a seminar with bioengineer Stephen Quake and performance art at Cornell Cinema.

CCE summer interns extend and explore

Twenty-nine Cornell undergraduates spent their summers working and conducting research in communities across New York state as Cornell Cooperative Extension interns.

Panel recalls CIS's controversial creation, collaborative culture

Speakers at the “Creating CIS: Fireside Chat,” which launched Computing and Information Science’s 20th anniversary celebration on Oct. 2, discussed the societal changes they foresaw at the time – as well as those they didn’t see coming.

Cornell Law School launches India Law Center

Cornell Law School launched its Cornell India Law Center on Sept. 26 with a lecture by Richard Verma, vice chairman and partner at the Asia Group and former U.S. ambassador to India.

Cornell’s investments grew 5.3% in FY2019

Cornell’s endowment reached $7.3 billion, a new record, for the fiscal year ending June 30. Gains in real estate and equities led the performance. Over the past three fiscal years, the portfolio has grown 9.4%.

Weill Cornell hosts medical student mental health conference

The first National Conference on Medical Student Mental Health and Well-Being, hosted by Weill Cornell Medicine, put a spotlight on the increasing rates of psychological distress among medical students.

Pay equity panel examines persistent gender wage gap

A persistent salary gap for women is exacerbated by the fact that women are hired in typically lower rungs of companies, Cornell researchers said at a gender pay equity panel discussion, Sept. 18 in Sage Hall.

Ceci elected president of national psychology society

Stephen Ceci, the Helen L. Carr Professor of Developmental Psychology, recently was elected president of the Society for Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Science. His term began in August.

Pilot course partners students with incarcerated learners

The Prison Partners Library Research course aims to transform students into research experts as they provide guidance and support for incarcerated students in the Cornell Prison Education Program.

Podcast explores inequality’s impact on well-being

The latest episode of the “What Makes Us Human?” podcast series examines the impact of inequality on psychological well-being with Tom Gilovich, the Irene Blecker Rosenfeld Chair of Psychology.


Zombies breathe life into sustainable housing summit

Cornell’s Community and Regional Development Institute hosts “From Zombies to Vacants to Sustainable Housing: Building Resilient Communities,” a symposium Oct. 23-24 on the Cornell campus.

Dick Archer, man behind Cornell stage productions, dies at 71

Dick Archer, associate professor of theater and technical director for the Department of Performing and Media Arts for 40 years, died Sept. 14. He was 71.