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‘Migrations’ is theme of Cornell’s first Global Grand Challenge

After an eight-month study, a task force of 16 faculty members has chosen “Migrations” as the theme of the first Cornell Global Grand Challenge, which will tackle the issue with resources from across the university.

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Season 3 of ‘Antiquitas’ podcast kicks off with great battles

“Great Battles of the Ancient World,” the new season of the “Antiquitas” podcast presented by Barry Strauss, professor of humanistic studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, premieres Oct. 3.

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Rural Humanities Showcase touts Cornell-community projects

Poetry and performance, as well as more traditional presentations, were among the nine projects highlighted in the first Rural Humanities Showcase, held Sept. 6 in the A.D. White House.

Things to Do, Sept. 20-27, 2019

Events this week include a climate rally, talks and films on climate change; a play depicting a soccer team’s coming of age; and a celebration of Korean language and culture.

Book examines political barriers to taxation in Latin America

“The Political Economy of Taxation in Latin America,” a new book edited by associate professor Gustavo Flores-Macías, examines how decades of tax reform in Latin America have done little to stem the tide of widespread tax evasion there.

Things to Do, Sept. 13-20, 2019

Events at Cornell include the Lab of Ornithology's Migration Celebration, a reading by poet Jenny Xie, a community cat clinic and a book talk on Medicaid policy by government professor Jamila Michener.

NYC artist Wendy White named Teiger Mentor in the Arts

Wendy White, a painter and sculptor who highlights topics of masculinity while producing metaphors that address social and political issues, has been named the Teiger Mentor in the Arts by the Department of Art. 

Campanella’s ‘Brooklyn’ takes long look at author’s hometown

Thomas Campanella, MLA ’91, associate professor of city and regional planning, takes a long and engaging look at his hometown in his new book, “Brooklyn: The Once and Future City,” released Sept. 10.

Two alumni are among new faculty in Arts and Sciences

A total of 23 new faculty members join the College of Arts and Sciences, enhancing Cornell’s strengths in areas such as media studies, behavioral economics, moral psychology and African American literature.

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