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'Teaching Vietnam: War and Culture' events roll out Nov. 10

An exhibit of archival materials related to the Vietnam War as well as talks, films and a conference for teachers sponsored by the Southeast Asia Program (SEAP) at Cornell is being held Nov. 10 and 11. (November 9, 2005)

Find your inner actor in a creativity workshop Nov. 19

Actor Tom Demenkoff will present a DrillingCompaNY actors workshop open to the campus community Nov. 19 in the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts. (November 9, 2005)

Franco-German Green Party leader Daniel Cohn-Bendit to speak Nov. 11

Daniel Cohn-Bendit's Nov. 11 talk, "Quo vadis Europe: the Franco-German Dialogue in the European Community," is the advance keynote presentation for "Franco-German Relations and the New Europe," Nov. 19. (November 9, 2005)

Rawlings heads to China to sign partnership agreement and deliver keynote address at economic summit in Beijing

Cornell University President Hunter R. Rawlings will be heading to China Nov. 14 for a four-day trip to Beijing. He plans to sign an official partnership agreement with Peking University (formalizing Cornell's newest academic major, China and Asia-Pacific studies), deliver a keynote address at the 2005 Beijing Forum and participate in an engineering workshop with Tsinghua University. (November 07, 2005)

Enlightened leadership requires training, says author Clint Sidle

What's needed as a corrective to harmful self-interest is principled leadership that cares about the greater good, says Cornell University's Clint Sidle, author of "The Leadership Wheel: Five Steps for Achieving Individual and Organizational Greatness."

Nation's first black fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha, founded at Cornell, holds pilgrimage here Nov. 19

Alpha Phi Alpha, the nation's first Greek collegiate organization established by black students at Cornell in 1906, will prepare for its centennial with a pilgrimage to Cornell on Saturday, Nov. 19.

Carol Mendelsohn and Naren Shankar make 'CSI' television's most-watched show

What does it take to make a television show No. 1? About 28 million viewers and two Cornell graduates, among other things. Carol Mendelsohn, A.B. '73, is executive producer and showrunner of "CSI," and Naren Shankar, B.S. '84, engineering, M.S. '87 and Ph.D. '90, applied physics, is co-showrunner. (November 2, 2005)

Thelma Schoonmaker '61 to talk movies Nov. 19 at Cornell

Film editor Thelma Schoonmaker '61 will present highlights from her work, including several features and documentaries directed by Martin Scorsese, at Cornell Cinema's Willard Straight Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 19.

Shawkat Toorawa's remarkable publishing year

A combination of hard work, revisions of earlier writings, coincidence and swift turnarounds in publication led to Shawkat Toorawa's remarkable coup of four books in one academic year (November 01, 2005)