In 1917 three young men graduated from Indiana University with the word "Colored" emblazoned across their academic transcripts. One of them, Elbert Frank Cox, would go on to enter Cornell and become the first black man in history to receive a doctorate in pure mathematics. (Feb. 28, 2002)
Lee Teng-hui, former president of Taiwan, is planning to travel to Cornell, where he earned his Ph.D. in agricultural economics in 1968, on a personal visit in early May to see his granddaughter, a Cornell student, and to meet with students and faculty at his alma mater. Lee's visit to Cornell is planned for May 2-4. No public speeches or events are anticipated.
Rachelle Hood-Phillips, chief diversity officer of Denny's Restaurants, will deliver a talk at Cornell Sept. 26. The talk will take place from 4 to 5 p.m in 305 Ives Hall and is free and open to the public.
Issues of reproductive rights and violence against women take the spotlight in a national conference, 'Bodies, Boundaries and Beyond: The Impact of the Law on Women,' to be held April 4 through 6 at the Cornell Law School.
Cornell's Committee on U.S.--Latin American Relations will host a 'Sweatshop Fashion Show' to highlight the treacherous working conditions of garment industry workers in the United States and Latin America.
Offering career networking for students and reviewing recent developments at their alma mater will be the focus of the annual spring conference of the President's Council of Cornell Women when it meets on March 7-9.
Black History Month is about "recognizing the fact that African-Americans as a people made major contributions to American history and culture," says Margaret Washington, an associate professor of history at Cornell.