Global Perspectives on the Social Value of Soil Biodiversity for Smallholder Farmers

Speaker Kate Scow, Professor of Soil Science and Microbial Ecology, Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, UC-Davis

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 12:20pm to 1:10pm

Book Talk: Danzón: Circum-Caribbean Dialogues in Music and Dance

We all love music, whether it's lively or soothing to the soul. Alejandro L. Madrid's new book, Danzón (Oxford University Press, Dec. 2013), delves into the emergence of the danzón phenomenon, a Latin American music, dance, and expressive culture. Its history spans more than 150 years and its influence transcends national boundaries.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Screening of El Chavo del 8 (Chespirito)

Join CLASS as we screen episodes of Chespirito.  Meet one of the dearest characters of children and adults in Latin America. Take some time off work to relax and laugh with the adventures of this "8 year old boy" and his friends.

Snacks will be served.

This event is open to the entire graduate community and is co-sponsored by the GPSAFC

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Messenger Lecturer: Cecilia Vicuna

Cecilia Vicuna, Chilean Poet and Artist

Sponsored by Messenger Lecturer, Department of Performing and Media Arts, Latina/o Studies Program.

Also appearing Friday May 1 at 7:00 pm and Saturday May 2 at 7:00 pm

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 4:40pm

Rhodes & Marshall Scholarships Introduction

If you are a rising or current senior considering graduate study in the UK and have a strong record of outstanding academic achievement (min. GPA 3.85), leadership, and service, you won't want to miss this information session.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 4:35pm to 5:30pm

The Edge of Heaven (intro by Prof. Sabine Haenni)

2008 > Germany/Turkey/Italy > Directed by Fatih Akin. With Nurgul Yesilcay, Baki Davrak, Hanna Schygulla. "Fatih Akin's superb film about the eternal pull of family...with its virtuoso narrative and frames packed to bursting with unruly life...sets a tale of mothers and daughters, a father and a son against contemporary turmoil in Turkey and Germany." (Baltimore Sun) In German, Turkish & English with subtitles.

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:02pm

How Culture Influences Group and Organizational Performance in Himalayan Expeditions and High-Technology Firms

Jennifer Chatman discusses her research in this workshop open to graduate students. Contact for papers to read beforehand.

Open To Graduate Students

Disability Access Information Contact or 607-254-6771.

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

How Cultural Brokers Shape the GMO Debate - Examining the Influence of Michael Pollan, Vandana Shiva and Bill Nye

CALS International Programs- Cornell Alliance for Science special seminar: Keith Kloor, Environmental and Science Journalist

Co-Sponsored by Cornell South Asia Program & Department of Government

Refreshments provided

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 12:20pm to 1:10pm

William Hitchcock Discusses the Relevance of WWI Today

On Monday, March 2, 2015, William Hitchcock from the University of Virginia (UVA) gave a lecture entitled "Why the First World War Still Matters: Reflections on the Centennial, 1914-2014" as part of the Foreign Policy Distinguished Speaker Series.

After a brief introduction from Einaudi Center Director and Vice Provost for International Affairs Fred Logevall, Dr. Hitchcock organized his lecture with three underlying themes: the origins of WWI, the difficulties of building a stable peace after WWI, and the impact of WWI on soldiers. In each section, Dr. Hitchcock drew connections between WWI and the most recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

CIES: The Foreign Mother Tongue

Bestselling Author Sayed Kashua will present The Foreign Mother Tongue on Wednesday, March 25th at 4:30pm in 165 McGraw Hall. Kashua will speak about his struggles, challenges, and fears about being an Arab-Israeli author who writes in the language of the Jewish majority, even though he is part of the Arab-Palenstinian minority.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 4:30pm