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Oct. 21, 2016


Provost launches initiatives supporting 'radical collaboration'

Provost Michael Kotlikoff has launched a series of initiatives to enhance faculty hiring in seven strategic, "radically collaborative" discipline areas. Each initiative involves a research focus of at least eight academic departments from a minimum of four colleges, creating more faculty interactions across the Ithaca campus and between Ithaca and Cornell's New York City campuses.
Frank Rhodes
Rhodes Symposium will honor emeritus president on his 90th
Research project to combat 'superbugs,' antibiotic resistance
house dean and student
Faculty tout benefits of living-learning communities
George Scangos
Hatfield talk takes on challenges of drug discovery Oct. 27
climbing wall
Lindseth Climbing Center unveiled in rededication event
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In the Blog:
Essentials The mystery of the disappearing orange peels
Marilyn Migiel salutes Italian PM at D.C. luncheon
We Are Weill Cornell Medicine: Dr. Phyllis August

On CornellCast:
Video College of Veterinary Medicine helps Parsa walk again
Glee Club performs at Homecoming 2016
Caroline Levine speaks at Books Sandwiched In

Upcoming Events:
Events Insectapalooza explores wild world of bugs Oct. 22
Lecture to probe emotions of humans, animals Oct. 24
Things to Do, Oct. 21-28

Cornell Big Red:
Sports Men's hockey to host two exhibition games
Women's tennis taking six to USTA/ITA Regionals
World champion David Palmer to lead squash team


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"Social media affords users the unique ability to send hateful speech that both targets a specific individual, intimidating them, and reaches a broad audience of like-minded individuals - the user's followers. It's like being able to shout obscenities at a ballplayer at the stadium where only he and your friends hear you." Drew Margolin, assistant professor of communication, on the rise of anti-Semitism toward journalists on Twitter. The Christian Science Monitor - Oct. 19

"It's often said that misogyny is a manifestation of shame, most obviously when perpetrated by individual men, but perhaps even going beyond that. And that could theoretically make for a basis for empathy or solidarity between the perpetrators and the victims. Misogynistic attacks have made me feel ashamed, to the point of wanting to disappear, sometimes. I know a lot of women feel similarly. Even though it ought not be the case, it is. Nor is it irrational: shaming has social meaning." Kate Manne, assistant professor of philosophy, on toxic masculinity. The Huffington Post - Oct. 18

"The paper is like a little sponge wandering around and can serve as a bit of an echo of the bacteria and the people which it has encountered over time." Christopher Mason, assistant professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Weill Cornell Medicine, on U.S. currency, which is extremely absorbent and picks up many kinds of bacteria. Business Insider - Oct. 18

"There is, however, one way in which the United States is like Rome and that is, we are a country in translation. Immigration has changed who Americans are. Digitalization has changed how we communicate. Robots will soon change how we work. In short we are living through a series of revolutions that will transform America no less thoroughly than Greek intellectuals and German warriors transformed ancient Rome." Historian Barry Strauss, in an opinion piece, on parallels between the U.S. and the Roman Empire. Fox News - Oct. 18

"His death means that the Thai political system must find an alternative focal point around which to unite the country's factionalized population." Tom Pepinsky, associate professor of government, on the political fallout in the wake of King Bhumibol Adulyadej's death. The New York Times - Oct. 15

"We're at the cusp of potentially electing the first woman president of the United States, so we know that there's a shift going on in terms of gender norms. We know that there's been an increased awareness of queer and trans people in our popular consciousness. It makes sense that in all aspects of American life, including the consumer realm, including cosmetics, we would see those shifts." Oneka LaBennett, associate professor of Africana studies, on CoverGirl's announcement of CoverBoy makeup for men. The Christian Science Monitor - Oct. 13

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Editors Picks
Steve Stucky's opera 'The Classical Style' to be staged Oct. 30

$1.2M grant to help Cornell eradicate potato pest

Chemotherapy drives bladder cancer treatment resistance

'Bolt of lightning' captures development of block copolymer

Sidebar Border Thousands expected for First-Year Parents Weekend, Oct. 21-23

Two Weill Cornell faculty elected to National Academy of Medicine

Three faculty elected fellows of American Physical Society

Forum on options for achieving a carbon-neutral campus is Oct. 31

Howarth outlines carbon neutrality report options at UA meeting

United Way co-chairs encourage online giving

Cornell Dairy to launch campus co-op

Oct. 21 symposium honors World Food Prize winners, biofortification work

Astrophysicist Saul Teukolsky to give Phi Beta Kappa lecture Oct. 26

Oct. 27 'Sea of Glass' program kicks off Mann series celebrating fieldwork

Engaged Scholar Bruce Levitt to speak on power of prison theater Oct. 28

Oct. 28-29 festival examines ancient world's impact today

Dilmun Hill Student Farm marks 20 years with Oct. 29 open house

Into the Streets celebrates 25 years of community service

Police commanders and officers honored for achievements

Picture-perfect day for football, family at Employee Celebration

Anthropologist Robert Smith, Japan scholar, dies at age 89

Memorial service for Rick Harrison is Oct. 22

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