2017 Iscol lecturer to tackle fight for refugees

Rebecca Heller, co-founder and director of the International Refugee Assistance Project, will deliver the annual Iscol Family Program for Leadership Development in Public Service Lecture Oct. 18.

Journalist to speak on ‘Harbingers and Echoes of the Shoah’ Oct. 17

Journalist Andrea Pitzer, author of “One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps,” will speak on this phenomenon Oct. 17.

Student delegates to attend Clinton Global Initiative conference

Fourteen Cornell student delegates were selected to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative University conference Oct. 13-15 in Boston.

At apple festival, Society for Horticulture booth bursts with flavor

Hundreds of fruit fans stopped by Cornell’s Society of Horticulture festival booth Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at the 35th Ithaca Apple Harvest festival.

Essentials

NY Times’ Nicholas Kristof talks inequality, empathy, children

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times delivered the Urie Bronfenbrenner Centennial Lecture Oct. 2.

Cornell supports South Asia’s largest farmer-to-farmer fair

More than 1.6 million farmers attended the annual Krishi mela, or farmers’ fair, at the University of Agricultural Sciences in India, Sept. 22 to 25.

Course offers global farming skills for success

Farmers from Zimbabwe to Uruguay gathered Sept. 18-23 in the first Cornell Alliance for Science training session in Illinois.

Atomic bomb survivor calls for peace in interfaith series lecture

Toyokazu Ihara, a survivor of the United States’ 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, spoke about the threat of nuclear weapons Sept. 28.

Online course begins quenching climate literacy thirst

Cornell professors and Cornell Cooperative Extension specialists have created an introductory online course about climate change to address the public appetite for climate science literacy.