Events include a World Cinema film at Cornell Cinema, the final weekend of an exhibit at the College of Human Ecology, the Cornell baseball team’s home-opener on April 2, and the College of Veterinary Medicine’s annual open house.
You need not imagine dragons: A 70-foot-long, large-tailed beast created by first-year architecture students will parade across campus March 29. Dragon Day has been a spring tradition for over a century.
The university has created the Cornell Center for Social Sciences, and a faculty implementation committee will make recommendations for the creation of an organizational structure integrating public policy areas and the creation of “superdepartments.”
In his new book “Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe,” mathematician Steven Strogatz explores the history, big ideas and applications of a subject that is essential in everything from how smartphones operate to the latest innovations in medicine.
Researchers have developed a mathematical model to calculate blameworthiness on a scale from zero to one – a tool that potentially could be used to guide the behavior of artificially intelligent agents, such as driverless vehicles, to help them behave in a “moral” way.