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Apparel accountable

In “Social Responsibility in the Global Apparel Industry,” Professor Emerita Suzanne Loker and co-authors provide an in-depth examination of labor practices and standards in the apparel industry and what manufacturers are doing to improve conditions for thousands of workers around the world.   “We believe if there’s going to be fundamental changes in the apparel industry, […]

Faculty advise Obama

Professors offered their two cents to Barack Obama Feb. 19. Eswar Prasad, professor in applied economics and management, reminded his audience of the pitfalls of the protectionist policies that compounded the Great Depression. “Unfortunately on this front, the Obama administration has not been able to effectively hold back the populist tendencies embodied in the ‘buy […]

Lab takes Beebe dip

A 111-year-old Cornell landmark is no more. The five-story Hydraulic Lab, adjacent to Triphammer Falls near Alumni House, collapsed sometime around Feb. 13. It had been built by the College of Engineering in 1898 to study the behavior of water. The U.S. Deep Waterways Commission sent an engineer to study the flow of waters over […]

SE Asia online

Cornell’s Southeast Asia Program has just completed posting one if its most valuable book series online. The Cornell Modern Indonesia Project (CMIP) encompasses translations of important modern Indonesian documents, as well as analyses of the region dating from the 1950s to the end of the 20th century. CMIP was initiated by faculty members in 1956, […]

Cutting a figure

The Cornell Figure Skating Club competed against eight other East Coast teams at the University of Delaware Feb. 15. The team is in third place in the U.S. Figure Skating Association Eastern Conference behind the University of Delaware and Boston University, and the final qualifying competition will take place at the University of Pennsylvania Feb. […]

Bring your own beads

If you couldn’t become part of the crowd flocking to New Orleans this week, you might as well celebrate Mardi Gras right here at Cornell. Stop by the music library and listen to some historic LPs in the Dixieland collection. Dixieland jazz is a staple of the New Orleans music scene, and dozens of recordings […]

Engage the world

The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies is seeking applications and nominations for the position of director. The new director will automatically become the John S. Knight Professor of International Studies, reporting to the vice provost for international relations. The directorship is a 12-month position (50 percent as director) with a renewable five-year term. Applications […]

Wheel of time

In Oct. 2007 planned new facilities for the Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies, the North American seat of the Dalai Lama, were blessed by the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism during his visit to Ithaca. Now the monastery is publishing the volume that was presented to the Dalai Lama at the blessing ceremony. The […]

Catch Kent

Cornell’s new provost, W. Kent Fuchs, appears in a video-streamed interview on Cornell’s CyberTower. Fuchs and Cornell professor Glenn Altschuler discuss Fuchs’ background and interests, his role as provost and his thoughts about the university’s challenges and opportunities. Also found on CyberTower: recent interviews with Director of Athletics Andy Noel, Professor M. H. Abrams and […]

Lost birds remembered

A short video highlighting artist Todd McGrain’s “Lost Bird Project” is being shown at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology through the end of March. The video follows McGrain’s project for casting five extinct bird species (passenger pigeon, Carolina parakeet, heath hen, great auk and Labrador duck) in 6-foot-tall bronze sculptures. McGrain, an associate professor of […]

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