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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.