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In warm South Pacific, students faced cold reality of climate change

Ten Cornell undergraduate and graduate students traveled 23 hours and 7,600 miles to the South Pacific island nation of Tonga to see what climate change really looks like.

Online health searches in Africa reveal stigmas, needs

Researchers have collected and analyzed health-related internet search terms from all 54 countries in Africa, finding that searches such as “Does garlic cure AIDS?” can reveal pockets of disease prevalence, cultural stigmas and urgent needs for accurate health information.

Bartels lecturer outlines how developing countries can build human capital

Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Indonesia’s minister of finance, delivered this year’s Bartels World Affairs Lecture April 10. The event was hosted by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies and the Southeast Asia Program.

Ahmed Ahmed ’17 wins Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Ahmed Ahmed ’17, whose remarkable journey led him from a Kenyan refugee camp to Cornell, has been awarded a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, which will support his medical school studies.

Barrett: Food security is ‘challenge of the century’

Cornell professor Chris Barrett gave the 15th annual George McGovern Lecture April 4 at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome.

Social scientists analyze the dynamics shaping China’s cities

Five faculty fellows involved in the China’s Cities collaborative project reported on their results from three years of research at a March 22 capstone lecture. The Institute for the Social Sciences sponsored the project.

Rohit Verma named provost at Vietnam’s Vin University

Rohit Verma, dean of external relations at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, has been named founding provost of Vin University in Hanoi, Vietnam. His three-year appointment is effective July 1.

Indonesia’s finance minister to give Bartels lecture April 10

Sri Mulyani Indrawati – two-time Indonesian minister of finance, economic reformer and powerful advocate for gender equality and education – will give the annual Bartels World Affairs Lecture April 10.

USAID Center of Excellence pairs Cornell, Cairo University

The U.S. Agency for International Development has launched a five-year, $30 million project between Cornell and Cairo University to create a Center of Excellence in Agriculture in Egypt.