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Expert: Design information networks that support democracy

Improved mediation and curation could strengthen the search engines and social media platforms dominating today's information ecosystem, Northeastern University's David Lazer said Oct 24 during the Cornell Center for Social Sciences’ Distinguished Lecture in the Social Sciences.

$1.5M gift to advance Cornell’s study of infrastructure policy

The Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy will intensify its work on critical transportation and other infrastructure challenges with support from the Charles Koch Foundation.

Media studies scholars to attend ‘Siren Echoes’ conference

Scholars from Germany and the United Kingdom, as well as numerous U.S. universities, will visit campus Nov. 7-9 for the first media studies conference sponsored by Critical Inquiry into Values, Imagination and Culture.

Symposium to mark 50th anniversary of ‘Earth Art’

Designers and scholars will discuss contemporary environmental concerns related to the legacy of the landmark 1969 Earth Art exhibition at Cornell at a symposium Nov. 7-8.

Things to Do, Nov. 1-8, 2019

Events this week include the Alloy Orchestra returning to campus to score “Metropolis,” a concert with singer-songwriter Naomi Sommers and a minimusical that combats stereotypes in representations of mental illness.

New endowed dental, vision plans offered for 2020

Benefits open enrollment for endowed faculty and staff begins Friday, Nov. 1, and ends at 4 p.m. EST, Friday, Nov. 29, for coverage effective Jan. 1, 2020.

Staff News

Experimental band Henry Cow challenged itself, audiences

Associate professor of music Benjamin Piekut’s new book is an exhaustive study of an experimental British group that blurred the lines between genres as it created captivating music.

Political scientists to discuss data around election myths

Two political scientists will discuss their research on the impact of redistricting, voter identification laws, and election fraud and voter rights Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Kennedy Hall’s Call Auditorium.

Fils-Aimé delivers inaugural Leaders in Residence lecture

Intellectual curiosity, communication and courageous decision-making are among the principles behind effective leadership, said Reggie Fils-Aimé ’83 in a talk Oct. 21 in Call Alumni Auditorium.