Cornell Witchcraft Collection exhibition opens on Halloween

A new library exhibition opening Oct. 31 offers a rare glimpse of the Cornell Witchcraft Collection.

Mathematician Roger H. Farrell dies at age 88

Roger H. Farrell, professor emeritus of mathematics, died Sept. 28 at Hospicare in Ithaca, New York. He was 88. An expert in mathematical statistics, Farrell joined the Department of Mathematics in 1959.

Presidential Task Force on Campus Climate to be inclusive, transparent

In a statement released Oct. 11, Cornell President Martha E. Pollack shared the charge of the Presidential Task Force on Campus Climate and announced its co-chairs, Lisa Nishii, Madelyn Wessel and David Wooten.

Historian will talk race, democracy, inequality and criminal justice Oct. 19

Historian Khalil Gibran Muhammad will deliver the Reuben A. and Cheryl Casselberry Munday Distinguished Lecture Oct. 19.

Contemporary bard to present ancient ‘Odyssey’ in music

Joe Goodkin will perform an original musical adaptation of Homer’s “The Odyssey” for solo acoustic guitar and voice Oct. 24.

Things to Do, Oct. 13-20, 2017

Events this week include a lecture on research by NPR science correspondent Richard Harris, documentaries about Syria and Mongolia, classical Indian dance and a book talk on “The Economy of Hope.”

Hotels thrive even in the age of Airbnb

Hospitality industry innovations, shifting demographics and globalization will catalyze a “golden age” of travel in the next 25 years, a leading global hotel investment adviser said at the Cornell Hospitality Research Summit.

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.