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.

Pollack lauds staff as ‘unsung heroes’ of Cornell

Calling staff “the unsung heroes of the university,” Cornell President Martha E. Pollack used her first address to staff to set an appreciative tone and broad context for the integral roles they play in Cornell’s success.

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A ‘playful’ Nobel Prize winner laid groundwork for his field at Cornell

Richard Thaler, professor of economics at Cornell for nearly two decades, was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics Oct. 9 for work he began at Cornell.

Art film, Philip Glass Ensemble come to Atkinson Forum Nov. 3

Cornell Cinema and the Atkinson Forum in American Studies will present “Koyaanisqatsi” Nov. 3 in Bailey Hall, with a performance of the original score by the Philip Glass Ensemble.