Afrocentricity in "The Lion King" and senior living in upstate New York for African Americans are some of the topics to be addressed in a colloquium series this fall at Cornell's Africana Studies and Research Center. Free and open to the public, the series will be held Wednesdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Hoyt Fuller Room of the Africana Center, 310 Triphammer Road, Ithaca; refreshments will be served.
Four films about Jimmy Hoffa, the former president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters whose 1975 disappearance is still unsolved, are included in a guide, published by Cornell University Press, to the 150 most noteworthy and significant films and documentaries about labor.
Local and state government officials are learning that factors such as skilled labor, strong infrastructure and good schools provide more incentive than tax subsidies for businesses to start up or relocate to New York, according to a Cornell report by graduate researchers delivered on May 29.
Cornell President Hunter Rawlings will preside over the university's 128th commencement on Sunday, May 26, at Schoellkopf Stadium at 11 a.m. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will present an address at Senior Convocation.