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Ethnic co-existence in Kenya is critical for harmony, say panelists in forum on understanding tribal warfare

Panelists discuss Kenya's tribal warfare, politics and elections in a forum in conjunction with Heal Kenya, a campaign at Cornell to raise money to help Kenyans displaced by ethnic violence. (April 2, 2008)

Gates Foundation awards Cornell $26.8 million to lead global fight against deadly wheat plague

Cornell has been awarded a $26.8 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to launch the Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat project, a broad-based global partnership to combat stem rust, a deadly wheat disease that poses a serious threat to global food security. (April 2, 2008)

Dalai Lama preaches message of peace and compassion to sold-out campus audience

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism told an audience of about 5,000 people in Barton Hall Oct. 9 that world peace begins with individuals finding their own inner peace. (Oct. 9, 2007)

The Dalai Lama blesses an exhibit of evanescent beauty

The Dalai Lama stops at Cornell's Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art on Oct. 9 to bless two mandalas created by Tibetan Buddhist monks of the Namgyal Monastery. (Oct. 9, 2007)

Alumni, faculty reflect on two decades of cultural immersion and interdisciplinary study

Cornell in Rome alumni, faculty and current students alike say the program provides an exceptional experience and opportunity to learn and grow, personally and as artists, urban planners and architects. (May 3, 2007)

Revisiting history and contemplating the modern, Roman style

Cornell in Rome alumni revisited familiar historic sites and saw contemporary additions to the city as part of the program's 20th anniversary activities. (May 3, 2007)

With 1 billion people suffering from neglected tropical diseases, students attract top names to forum on global health

As part of Cornell's Africa Initiative, students at Weill Cornell Medical College organized a forum on neglected diseases that included some of the most important names in global health. (Feb. 23, 2007)

New cross-campus Global Health Program to offer grad program, undergrad minor, internships, lecture series

To address such pressing health challenges in the world as HIV/AIDS and malnutrition in developing nations, Cornell has established an innovative Global Health Program, a collaborative effort between Cornell's Ithaca campus and Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. (Feb. 9, 2007)

Seven high school students from China spending summer studying at Cornell in pilot college preparatory program

For the first time in Cornell history, Chinese high school students are spending six weeks earning credit at the university's Summer College program. The U.S. government granted visas on June 23 to the students, who arrived in Ithaca on June 24.