Legal scholar: Campuses must protect free speech – even hate speech

Constitutional scholar Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of Berkeley Law at the University of California, Berkeley, addressed the topic of free speech on campus Nov. 20 in Alice Statler Auditorium.

CIPA launches online certificate with nonprofit focus

The Cornell Institute for Public Affairs launched its first online certificate to prepare professionals to guide nonprofits eCornell.

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Cornellians gather at D.C.’s African-American history museum

President Pollack and more than 1,200 alumni gathered Nov. 18 to Cornell’s founding principles of inclusion and diversity at Washington, D.C.'s National Museum of African American History.

Workshop explores ape-human communication

“Eloquence of the Apes: A Trans-Disciplinary Workshop on Apes, Language and Communication,” Oct. 20-21, featured primatologist Sue Savage-Rumbaugh.

Cornell, DEC launch new hemlock pest biocontrol lab

Cornell and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced the creation of a new biological control lab on campus to protect the state’s ecologically important hemlock trees.

Five faculty members elected as 2017 AAAS fellows

Five Cornell faculty members have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society.

Graduate students spark public interest in electricity

At the Science Cabaret Nov. 14 at Ithaca’s Coltivare restaurant, doctoral student Josue San Emeterio shared the mysteries of electricity.

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How duck confit can fit into your kitchen repertoire

Chef Justin Paterson removed fear from the recipe books when he taught restaurateurs, extension educators and foodies “Small Scale Charcuterie" in Stocking Hall Nov. 6.

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Myth of race still embedded in scientific research, scholar says

Dorothy Roberts, a scholar from the University of Pennsylvania, talked about race and racism and a more ethical way to study them Nov. 15 at the 2017 Institute for the Social Sciences' Annual Lecture.