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Singing red

For fans of “The Office”: The Huffington Post is airing a clip from the final season of the sitcom in which Stephen Colbert, playing Cornell alum Broccoli Rob, upstages Andy – dressed as singer George Michael – when Andy books his former Cornell a cappella group to perform at the office’s Halloween party.

Pizarro’s disgust

David Pizarro, associate professor of psychology, demonstrates a correlation between sensitivity to disgusting cues and moral and political conservatism in this TED talk.

Winged seduction

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Property, in theory

The Law School celebrated the publication of “Introduction to Property Theory” by Gregory Alexander and Eduardo Peñalver ’94 on Oct. 3. “We are hopeful that the book will provide a useful introduction to the many debates over the nature and philosophical foundations of property,” says Peñalver, professor of law. “At the same time, we wanted to […]

Fall Ezra: The library that never sleeps

The fall 2012 Ezra, Cornell’s quarterly news magazine, looks at how a visit to a Cornell library, in person or online, provides a level of customization that would have been unthinkable half a century ago, when the massive card catalog ruled and students filled out carbon-copied punch cards to request items. It also examines how […]

Stout means business

Following remarks by President Barack Obama and Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting Sept. 23-25 in Washington, D.C., Lynn Stout, Distinguished Professor of Corporate and Business Law, spoke at the plenary session on Working Capital: Creating Value for Business and Society. Stout’s comments begin at 42:50.

Mob scene

Video of the quickly-becoming-legendary Sept. 14 Ho Plaza Gangnam Style flash mob.

Social calendar

Over the summer, Jacqueline Neves ’14 (at left with co-founder Drew Sabia) developed a new social network called uJiiV with 16 people, 14 of whom are Cornell students. The site’s concept: helping users manage multiple calendars and integrate events with Facebook and other social networks to coordinate with friends and groups. “We’re looking to further develop […]

‘Me, Myself and Math’

That’s the title of Steve Strogatz‘s new six-part series of columns on math for The New York Times. His first series, Elements of Math, was widely read and talked about. “Sharpen your pencils, dust off your abacus and join me once again for a few weeks of mind-bending pleasure. No, I’m not speaking about politics,” […]

EnglishLit @ CUL

When the library wanted to share its literary news without contributing to inbox clutter, Librarian Fred Muratori turned to the blogosphere. EnglishLit @ CUL reports on library-related developments relevant to the English department and the literary research community at Cornell. It includes announcements of new print and electronic resources; new library services and research tools; trial […]

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