Area higher education institutions highlight public programming

The fourth annual Town-Gown Resource Fair drew wide interest from around the community, including educators, area residents and members of social and governmental agencies.

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Campus-to-Campus holds photo contest

Show off your talent and participate in the C2C Photo Contest. Take pictures outside and inside the bus, the bus stops, locations in NYC, Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell Tech, outside The Cornell Club or whatever creative photos you can dream up. Encourage others to enter the contest, too.

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Endowed benefits open enrollment for 2018 runs through Nov. 17

Benefits open enrollment for endowed faculty and staff will run through Nov. 17 for coverage effective Jan. 1, 2018, allowing them to enroll in or make changes to health and dental plan coverage.

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Pioneer in the search for ET looks back, ahead in talk

Frank Drake ’51 talked about searching for evidence of intelligent life in the universe for 57 years in a campus visit Oct. 19.

Historian offers lessons from antiquity for today’s democracy

Barry Strauss discussed the success of populist parties and politicians around the world in an Oct. 25 Phi Beta Kappa lecture.

Noted scholar to examine racism, new racial science Nov. 15

Dorothy Roberts, an acclaimed scholar of race, gender and law will address racism, the new racial science and a more ethical way to study race and racism at the 2017 Institute for the Social Sciences Annual Lecture.

Avery August named vice provost for academic affairs

Avery August, Ph.D. ’94, chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, will oversee faculty recruitment, development and advancement; department chair training; and selection of academic leadership.

Syrian political satire 'Hamlet Wakes Up Late' to premiere at Cornell

The Department of Performing and Media Arts presents the English-language premiere of “Hamlet Wakes Up Late,” a political satire by renowned Syrian playwright Mamduh Adwan, Nov. 10-18 at the Schwartz Center.

Cornell offers U of Puerto Rico students academic haven

As Puerto Rico continues to recover from Hurricane Maria, Cornell is offering a free semester of study – including tuition, room and board – in spring 2018 for up to 58 students from Universidad de Puerto Rico.