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Mandela’s grandson visits campus for lecture, student meetings

Ndaba Mandela, grandson of Nelson Mandela, will visit campus Oct. 12 for a public lecture as he celebrates the 100th anniversary of his grandfather’s birth.

African human rights lawyer, geographer to visit campus

The Institute for African Development welcomes Maina Kiai, a human rights lawyer from Kenya, and Sophie Oldfield, a geographer at the University of Cape Town.

Journal looks at Laotian film, Thai shrimp

The 2018 Fall Southeast Asia Program (SEAP) Bulletin is lush with stories that cross national borders and disciplines.

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Innovation grants focus on China

Members of the faculty are invited to submit research proposals for new Cornell China Center Innovation Grants, announced Sept. 17.

Cornell, Tanzanian students share knowledge in new exchange program

A new exchange program will present biomedical students from Cornell and Arusha Technical College in Tanzania with opportunities from opposite sides of the globe.

TINY cancer detection device proves effective in Uganda testing

A Cornell-built hand-held device for detecting a form of cancer common in sub-Saharan Africa was successful in initial testing in Uganda.

Economist, UN adviser Jeffrey Sachs to speak on democracy Sept. 12

Renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs will present a lecture, “Reclaiming America’s Democracy,” on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. in Statler Auditorium, Statler Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

South and Southeast Asia Programs named National Resource Centers

The South Asia Program and Southeast Asia Program received more than $3.9 million in Title VI grants under the federal National Resource Centers and Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships programs.

Field research leads to surprising results for historian

Historian Mostafa Minawi spent seven months in Sudan, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Somalia and Djibouti, tracking down details for his new book. The most surprising thing he found, he said, was how alive that history is in some areas.