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Africana Center to honor founder at 50th anniversary symposium

The Africana Studies and Research Center kicks off a year-long commemoration of the 50th anniversary of its founding with a two-day symposium honoring its founder, James Turner.

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.

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.

Calling for kindness, Elizabeth Latham ’20 wins sermon contest

Elizabeth Latham ’20 – calling for kindness throughout the world with her oration, “Feed and You Will Be Fed” – won the ninth annual Harold I. Saperstein ’31 Cornell Student Topical Sermon Contest, held March 17.

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Podcast explores role of forests in providing water

“The Need for Trees,” a new episode of the “What Makes Us Human?” podcast series from the College of Arts and Sciences, explores the critical role trees play in the Earth’s water cycle.

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New lecture series in human evolution honors late professor

The inaugural event in the Kenneth A.R. Kennedy Lecture in Human Evolution series will be April 9 and will feature Cynthia Beall, professor of anthropology at Case Western Reserve University.

Arts and Sciences expands advising seminars to all first-year students

Starting this fall, all incoming students in the College of Arts and Sciences will meet weekly in small groups with a faculty member to help make their transition to college life easier. 

Things to Do March 29-April 5, 2019

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.