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Global Grand Challenges event to spark faculty dialogue

Cross-campus gathering will focus on the biggest challenges facing the world, and help determine a theme on which the university will focus in the 2019-2020 academic year.

Cornell students honored at Clinton Global Initiative University

Twelve students and recent Cornell alumni attended the Clinton Global Initiative University Oct. 19-21 in Chicago.

Journalist to discuss origins, impact of opioid crisis

Sam Quinones, a former reporter for the Los Angeles Times known for covering immigration, drug trafficking and gang violence, will speak on the origins and impacts of the opioid epidemic Wednesday, Nov. 7, in Call Auditorium.

‘F Word’ event to explore fracking, environment, citizen impact

A poet and a documentary photographer will participate in “F Word: Poems + Photographs of Witness from Pennsylvania’s Fracking Fields,” Nov. 12.

Political economist to discuss immigration in Oct. 31 lecture

Political economist Alberto Alesina will discuss “Immigration and Redistribution: Perceptions Versus Reality” Oct. 31 at 4:30 p.m. as part of the George Staller Lecture series.

Creators of exhibit on Guatemalan refugees speak Nov. 9

Creators of an exhibit will photographs and stories of residents of La Gloria, a Guatemalan refugee community of 3,800 people in Chiapas, Mexico, speak Nov. 9 in Rockefeller Hall.

Freshman recognized for irrigation project with Nepalese women

For her work on solar-powered irrigation with Nepalese women, Cornell freshman Isabella Culotta received the 2018 Elaine Szymoniak Award at the 2018 World Food Prize Laureate Award Ceremony in Des Moines, Iowa.

Speaker series looks at contemporary Japanese thought

The Contemporary Japanese Thought Initiative speaker series kicked off this week, and will continue Oct. 22 with Thomas Lamarre.

‘Be a voice for change,’ Sotomayor tells Cornellians

Success did not come easy to Sonia Sotomayor. She knows how much pain there is in life. But hard work, a determination to fight for her beliefs and an “innate optimism” helped propel her from a childhood in a Bronx housing project to her role as associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.