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New book explores the meaning of being a human animal

Cornell philosopher Laurent Dubreuil and primatologist Sue Savage-Rumbaugh explore the theoretical and practical dimensions of being human in their 2018 book, “Dialogues on the Human Ape.”

Author to unpack history of racist ideas in Krieger Lecture

Ibram X. Kendi, professor of history at American University and National Book Award-winning author for his 2016 “Stamped From the Beginning,” will give the American Studies Program’s Krieger Lecture April 15.

Probability expert Harry Kesten, Ph.D. ’58, dies at 87

Kesten is widely considered one of the most prolific and influential practitioners of probability theory, influencing engineering, computer science, ecology, economics and other fields.

Cornell to host emergency response exercise April 14

Cornell will host a large-scale emergency response exercise at Schoellkopf Field and nearby campus parking lots on Sunday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to about 1:30 p.m.

Cornell to implement innovative approach to student mental health services

A new approach to Cornell Health’s clinical mental health services will be implemented next fall, according to Ryan Lombardi, vice president for student and campus life.

Staff News

Ethics speaker: Effective team leadership is an ethical duty

Managers have an ethical responsibility to effectively lead, Kristin Behfar, Ph.D. ’03, professor of strategic leadership and ethics, said in her Day Family Ethics Lecture March 26.

Researchers discover treatment target for people with IBD

People with inflammatory bowel disease and food allergies are one step closer to a possible treatment, thanks to researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Starr Foundation extends NYC stem cell research support with $50M gift

The Starr Foundation is continuing its commitment to stem cell research with a $50 million gift supporting the Tri-Institutional Stem Cell Initiative, a collaboration involving Weill Cornell Medicine.

Rohit Verma named provost at Vietnam’s Vin University

Rohit Verma, dean of external relations at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, has been named founding provost of Vin University in Hanoi, Vietnam. His three-year appointment is effective July 1.

Things to Do, April 5-12, 2019

Events include two Carl Becker Lecture Series talks by historian and author Michael Kazin; a lecture by wildlife conservationist and A.D. White Professor-At-Large Laurie Marker; Cornell Cinema’s screening of “Dragnet Girl,” accompanied live by the electronic group Coupler; and Swiss artist Elisabeth Masé in a conversation at the Johnson Museum.

NIH immunologist wins Drukier Prize in Children’s Health Research

Clinical immunologist Dr. Helen Su, who studies the genetic causes of rare immune system diseases in children, has been awarded the Drukier Prize in Children’s Health Research by Weill Cornell Medicine.

Center for Veterinary Business and Entrepreneurship launches

The College of Veterinary Medicine has launched the Center for Veterinary Business and Entrepreneurship, a new interdisciplinary program intended to spur research, training and outreach.