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CCA Biennial launches with art projects across campus

The 2018 Cornell Council for the Arts Biennial, with 18 project installations and performances on the theme “Duration: Passage, Persistence, Survival," launched Sept. 28-29 with a tour of outdoor projects on campus, artist panels with Cornell contributors and lectures by featured artists Carrie Mae Weems and Xu Bing.

For Chinese execs, Cornell-Tsinghua program offers best of both worlds

About 80 students in the Cornell-Tsinghua MBA/FMBA program began a 10-day stay on campus Sept. 27.

Conference explores migration, celebrates Wason Collection centennial

More than a hundred scholars and librarians from 12 countries celebrated the centennial of the Wason Collection at the seventh International Conference of the World Confederation of Institutes for Libraries and Libraries for Chinese Overseas Studies, Sept. 27–28.

Arctic ice cap destabilizes at ‘unprecedented’ speed

Satellite images revealing an Arctic ice cap destabilizing at “unexpected and unprecedented” speed have scientists questioning the stability of some polar ice caps.

Cornell hosts climate change events at Climate Week NYC

Faculty and industry partners will gather Sept. 28 at the Cornell Club-New York for a discussion about new clean energy technologies.

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.