Education Under Occupation: featuring first-hand accounts by Palestinian students

The Palestinian Right to Education campaign, in collaboration with National Students for Justice in Palestine, is organizing a tour of universities across the United States for a number of Palestinian college students. Cornell Students for Justice in Palestine is hosting two of these students, both of whom are from Birzeit University near Ramallah in the West Bank. These students will be speaking at an event which is being organized by SJP, titled "Education under Occupation: A Call for Academic Justice in Palestine."

Date: 
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Dr. Eric R. Mandel, "The New Middle East: Challenges of the Twenty First Century"

Dr. Eric R. Mandel has been an Israel advocate since the early 1980s, when he briefed American presidential candidates on the Middle East and directed a bi-partisan political group that raised funds for candidates advocating for a strong U.S.-Israel relationship.

Mandel is founder of the Middle Eastern Political Information Network (MEPIN), a blog for members of Congress and the Knesset. He is East Coast co-chair of StandWithUs, an international organization founded in 2001 and dedicated to informing the public about Israel and combating extremism and anti-Semitism.

Date: 
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

CU Music: guest pianist & violinist from Spain

Guest artists: Yago Mahúgo, fortepiano, with baroque violinist Pablo Gutiérrez. "A Travel through the Spanish and German Post-Baroque" features sonatas of José de Herrando and C.P.E. Bach.

Date: 
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 9:46am

Cornell Plantations Lecture Series: "An Introduction to Classical Bonsai Art"

Bonsai, the Japanese art of growing miniature trees, has been captivating people for some time. Join William N. Valavanis, a Bonsai Master, for a lecture that will cover classical bonsai art and its history, philosophy and styles. William Valavanis will show techniques for creating and training bonsai, as well as how to maintain them in a healthy environment – all illustrated by striking photos taken during his tours around the world. A few bonsai specimens will be brought to the program to illustrate fine quality classical bonsai.

Date: 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 7:30pm

Archaeological Institute of America National Lecture

Shelley Wachsmann, Texas A&M University
"Wheels, Wagons and the Transport of Ships Overland in Antiquity"

Watercraft, by definition, are meant to move over water, not land. In fact, there were a number of reasons and occasions when ships and boats were transported overland in antiquity and a number of ways in which to accomplish this. This lecture examines the evidence for ships, boats—and particularly their replicas—having been transported overland, the reasons for doing so, and the different manners in which this was done, particularly in Egypt and Greece.

Date: 
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 6:00pm

The Stuart Hall Project: ICM Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Film screening and panel discussion
The Stuart Hall Project, with filmmaker John Akomfrah

Panel Discussion, 2:30 p.m.
Manthia Diawara, Africana Studies; Comparative Literature, New York University
Grant Aubrey Farred, Africana Studies and Research Center; English, Cornell University
Fouad Makki, Development Sociology, Cornell University

Date: 
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 2:30pm to 6:30pm

EAP: Contemporary China Initiative: Inaugural Lecture by Professor Sherman Cochran (Hu Shih Professor Emeritus of Chinese History)

"The Greatest Cornellian: Hu Shih, Class of 1914" - Who is the greatest Cornellian? Sherman Cochran, the Hu Shih Professor of Chinese History Emeritus at Cornell, argues it is Hu Shih (1891 - 1962), who graduated from Cornell one hundred years ago. On the world stage Hu’s accomplishments as a brilliant philosopher, influential language reformer, and international diplomat have shaped the 20th and 21st centuries.

Date: 
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Spotlight on Environmental Science-Related CALS Exchange Programs

CALS students are invited to learn about CALS Exchange programs that offer environmental science-related programming.  Both in-state and out-of-state CALS students should attend!

Date: 
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 4:45pm to 5:45pm

Spotlight on Agriculture, Animal, and Plant Sciences CALS Exchange Programs

CALS students interested in studying agriculture, animal, or plant sciences abroad should attend this session.

Date: 
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 4:45pm to 5:45pm