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Tata Sons chair speaks on confronting challenges of today

Natarajan Chandrasekaran, chairman of the board of Tata Sons, sat for a wide-ranging conversation with Cornell President Martha E. Pollack Oct. 16 in Gates Hall.

Harold Bloom ’51, literary critic of influence, dies at 89

Harold Bloom ’51, a prolific and best-selling literary critic who began lifelong friendships at Cornell with professors A.R. Ammons and M.H. Abrams, died Oct. 14.

Things to Do, Oct. 18-25, 2019

Events this week include “War and Peace” on film; the Lorelei Ensemble in Bailey Hall; a ceremony hosted by Hindu students and a reading by Desiree Cooper.

Atkinson Forum hosts Fisk Jubilee Singers Oct. 26

The Atkinson Forum in American Studies is bringing the Fisk Jubilee Singers back to campus for a concert Oct. 26, at 8 p.m. in the Alice Statler Auditorium.

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Ambassadors to address border policy in Lund Debate Oct. 21

Two ex-ambassadors will debate the Trump administration’s border policy and assess how foreign policy changes will affect relations with Mexico in the annual Lund Critical Debate, hosted by the Einaudi Center.

Survey finds sexual assault, harassment persist

A recent survey of Cornell undergraduate, graduate and professional students found that half of respondents experienced one or more forms of harassment, such as sexual assault, sexual and gender-based harassment, stalking, and dating and domestic violence.

Staller lecturer will share insights on game-theory economics

Ariel Rubinstein, professor of economics at New York University and Tel Aviv University, will speak about “Economics With Norms and Without Prices” Oct. 28 in the annual George Staller Lecture.

New compliance office will help units with regulations

Cornell is launching a compliance office to help units and programs across the university navigate a crowded field of federal and state regulatory requirements.

Insectapalooza 2019 will be bigger and buggier – and free

The Department of Entomology on Oct. 19 will host Insectapalooza, an annual extravaganza that aims to take the “creepy” out of “creepy-crawly.” This year’s event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Stocking Hall – and it’s free.