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Trustee-Council Annual Meeting 2015
October 22–24

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  • November 13, 2018
  • October 1719, 2019

Cornell University Council

Global Cornell: Bringing Cornell to the World and
the World to Cornell

Schedule 2015


Board of Trustees Meetings
Unless indicated, trustee meetings are not open to the public. Meetings with the ^ symbol begin in open session pursuant to the New York State Open Meetings Law. At the conclusion of the open session, visitors are excused. Access to the Board of Trustees meeting is restricted to ticket holders. A limited number of tickets are available at the Information and Referral Center in the main lobby of Day Hall beginning 48 hours prior to the meeting.


Thursday, October 22

7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Registration and Information Desks Open
Foyer, J. Willard Marriott Executive Education Center, Statler Hotel

7:30–8:45 a.m.

Board of Trustees Audit Committee Orientation Session
Pennsylvania and Yale/Princeton Rooms, Statler Hotel

8:00–10:00 a.m.

Administrative Board Meeting (Administrative Board members only)
Taylor A/B Room, Statler Hotel
Begins with buffet breakfast at 7:30 a.m.

9:00–10:30 a.m.

Board of Trustees Committee on Student Life Meeting
Amphitheater, Statler Hotel

10:30–11:30 a.m.

Administrative Board Committee Meetings (committee members only)

  • Ambassador Program | 416 Physical Sciences Building
  • Development | 226 Weill Hall
  • International | 321 Weill Hall
  • Marketing | 226 Weill Hall
  • Membership | Dartmouth Room, Statler Hotel
  • Mentoring | 609 Clark Hall

10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Board of Trustees Committee on Development Meeting
Amphitheater, Statler Hotel

12:00–2:00 p.m.

All-Council Lunch
Special Guest: Ryan T. Lombardi, Vice President for Student and Campus Life
Carrier Grand Ballroom, Statler Hotel

2:00–3:30 p.m.

Board of Trustees Committee on Alumni Affairs Meeting
Taylor A/B Room, Statler Hotel

2:00–3:30 p.m.

Board of Trustees Audit Committee Meeting
Yale/Princeton Room, Statler Hotel

2:00–3:30 p.m.

Board of Trustees Committee on University Relations Meeting
Amphitheater, Statler Hotel

2:30–3:30 p.m.

Council Interest Groups I
An opportunity to become more informed about, participate in, and offer feedback to a particular area of the university.

  • Cornell's Adult University
    401 Physical Sciences Buildling

    The “Trump”ing of American Politics

    Glenn C. Altschuler
    MA '73, PhD '76, Dean of the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

    We will also provide information and answer questions about CAU’s on-campus summer classes and about our study tours around the world, all of which are designed and led by wonderful Cornell faculty members.

  • Engaged Cornell
    225 ILR Conference Center, King-Shaw Hall
    The World As Classroom: Engaged Cornell’s Vision for Community-Engaged Learning
    and Research

    Engaged Cornell, introduced in October 2014, is focused on enhancing and integrating community-engaged teaching, learning, and research and launching new models of leadership development. Exciting and unique opportunities for students and faculty have been available since the spring, with more on the way. Hear from Vice Provost Judith Appleton about the vision for this emergent campus-wide initiative and its plans to roll out new programs in rapid succession while learning, adjusting, and leading by example. This is also a chance to meet a few students who are quickly taking advantage of the new and expanding offerings made possible by Engaged Cornell.

    Judith Appleton, Vice Provost; the Alfred H. Caspary Professor of Immunology in the Baker Institute for Animal Health

    Samuel Gamer Law
    Grace Lin
    A&S '16
    Mai-Lee Picard A&S '16
    Tara Sarkar ENGR '17

  • Student and Campus Life
    Memorial Room, Willard Straight Hall
    Inspiring Action-Oriented Leadership through the Cornell Athletics Experience

    Ryan T. Lombardi, Vice President for Student and Campus Life
    Jennifer S. Baker MBA '12, MEN '13, Associate AD (Facilities), and Director, Big Red Leadership Institute

    Amelia Boughn HE '18, Women’s Ice Hockey
    Whitney Farber
    ILR '18 Women’s Soccer
    Connor Hayes ILR '16, Lightweight Rowing

    Taylor Standiford HE '16, Field Hockey (captain)

    Frankie Padulo A&S '17, Baseball
    Meagan Perez A&S '17, Women’s Rowing

  • Technology Transfer
    700 Clark Hall

    Cornell’s Talented Entrepreneurial Students Focus on Results that Matter to the World

    Steven S. Gal '88, Visiting Associate Professor at The Johnson School and Cornell Tech

3:45–5:15 p.m.

Board of Trustees Committee on Academic Affairs Meeting^
Amphitheater, Statler Hotel

4:00–5:00 p.m.

Council Interest Groups II
An opportunity to become more informed about, participate in, and offer feedback to a particular area of the university.

  • Admissions and Financial Aid
    166 Hollister Hall (McManus Lounge)

    Undergraduate Enrollment: Admissions and Financial Aid Update

    Jason Locke, Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment

    Susan Hitchcock, Director, Financial Aid and Student Employment

    Shawn Felton, Director, Undergraduate Admissions

  • Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future
    G10 Biotechnology Building
    50-Second 'Faculty Pitches' and Student Poster Session Competition

    Francis J. DiSalvo, Ph.D., Director, David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, and John A. Newman Professor of Physical Science
    Todd G. Glass ’88, Chair, Alumni Advisory Board, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, and Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

  • Cornell Career Services
    229 ILR Conference Center, King-Shaw Hall
    Career Services Update 2015: Where We Are, Where We Are Heading

    Rebecca Sparrow MILR '86, Executive Director, Cornell Career Services and other key Career Services staff

  • Human Resources
    225 ILR Conference Center, King-Shaw Hall
    Compliance Regulations: Universities’ Newest Frontier

    Over the past few years, universities have experienced a significant increase in compliance obligations arising from federal and state regulations. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, the federal agency responsible for enforcing affirmative action regulations, implemented new requirements for employees with disabilities, military veterans, and to address sexual orientation and gender identity. The federal government, through the Department of Education, also issued significant “guidance” in 2014 as a follow-up to the April 2011 “Dear Colleague Letter” to address sexual assault on college campuses. Effective October 5, 2015, public and private universities in the State of New York have additional regulatory requirements related to sexual assault as a result of passage of Article 129 B.

    Lynette Chappell-Williams and Nora Salvatore will provide an overview of the new regulations and how Cornell is responding to these new requirements.

    Lynette Chappell-Williams, Cornell’s Affirmative Action Officer and University Title IX Coordinator

  • University Communications
    700 Clark Hall

    Joel Malina, Vice President for University Relations, will provide opening remarks and an overview of University Communications’ accomplishments over the last year. This will be followed by the two themes outlined below.

    Understanding Cornell's Brand Architecture

    Over the past year, several colleges, schools, and units have engaged in web redesigns and brand identity projects. Shane Trost, Senior Director of Marketing in University Relations, will discuss his engagement in a variety of roles in those projects and comment on the development of a consistent, clear, and coherent brand architecture for the university.

    Creating a Culture of Measurement

    John Carberry, Senior Director of Media Relations, and Shane Trost, Senior Director of Marketing, will discuss the role of metrics and empirical data in the creation of division-wide content strategies. They'll also review the internal programming developed to create a culture of measurement across several key communication units within University Relations.

5:30–6:30 p.m.

Keynote Address
Litigation as a Tool of Social Change | David Boies, Esq.
Alice Statler Auditorium, Statler Hall

This presentation is co-sponsored by the ILR School, the Law School, and The Scheinman Institute for Conflict Resolution at Cornell University.

David Boies is chairman of the litigation firm Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, and is considered by many to be the country's premier litigator. He has been involved in numerous high-profile cases in the United States, with clients including Altria, American Express, Apple, Barclays, CBS, DuPont, Heartheaded Productions, HSBC, NASCAR, the New York Yankees, Oracle, Sony, Starr International, Theranos, and The Weinstein Company. Mr. Boies argued the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court case that decided the 2000 presidential election. Thirteen years later, he helped engineer a major high court victory for same-sex marriage. He was selected as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time Magazine in 2010, and has been named Global International Litigator of the Year by Who's Who Legal an unprecedented seven times.

David Boies, Chairman and Co-Founder, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP

6:30–7:00 p.m.

New Member Gathering (by invitation only)
Yale/Princeton Room, Statler Hotel

Short and sweet! Before joining the Wine and Dine, stop by and meet your fellow new members and greet the Administrative Board members who called to welcome you to Council. They'll be happy to chat and answer your questions. Relax, sip a beverage of your choice, have some conversations, and get comfortable. We're glad you're on board!

6:30–8:30 p.m.

Wine and Dine in Duffield Hall Atrium
Celebrate the first night of TCAM 2015! Mingle with friends at this standing reception and dinner while enjoying food and cocktails from a variety of stations. Seating areas will also be available. Be sure to take time to view the various historical tools, models, and prototypes currently on display in the atrium alcoves. Many of the items were developed or used by Cornell Engineers throughout the last 150 years of Cornell Engineering.

8:30–10:00 p.m.

Conversation, Networking, and Dessert with Today's Students
Terrace Restaurant, Statler Hotel

In the spirit of diversity and inclusion, we invite everyone to to attend our 7th annual networking reception with students from across the Cornell community spectrum. You’ll enjoy meeting student leaders, athletes, scholars, Greeks, and more. Our students look forward to engaging with alumni leaders, so please join us for this energizing event. A student performance group will provide brief entertainment.

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Friday, October 23

7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

    Registration and Information Desks Open
    Foyer, J. Willard Marriott Executive Education Center, Statler Hotel

    7:15–8:30 a.m.

    Breakfasts (choose one)

  • Athletics and Physical Education

    Robison Hall of Fame Room, Friends Hall (annex to Schoellkopf Hall)

    Join Andy Noel, the Meakem*Smith Director of Athletics and Physical Education, Big Red coaches, and student athletes for a fun, informative, and inspiring breakfast.

  • A Report on Cornell's Endowment
    Carrier Grand Ballroom, Statler Hotel

    A breakfast presentation and Q&A about the management of Cornell's endowment and investment strategies in this challenging environment.

    A.J. Edwards, CFA, Chief Investment Officer, Cornell University
    Donald C. Opatrny '74, Chair, Investment Committee, Cornell University Board
    of Trustees

  • Cornell Tech
    G10 Biotechnology Building

    Cornell Tech develops pioneering leaders and technologies for the information age. Now, with about 150 students and four degree programs, Cornell Tech is charting a new course for higher education and economic development in New York and beyond. Dean Huttenlocher will provide an update on academic programs, faculty, research and commercialization, and the new campus being built on Roosevelt Island.

    Dan Huttenlocher, Founding Dean and Vice Provost, Cornell Tech

  • International
    Rowe Room, Statler Hotel

    Note: Priority registration for international members; limited seating may be available for additional members as space allows.

    International Alumni Relations cordially invites you to join us for a visit with fellow Council members from outside the United States and with Laura Spitz, Interim Vice Provost for International Affairs, to learn about some of the exciting happenings in Cornell’s internationalization arena.

  • Public Service Center
    Pennsylvania Room, Statler Hotel

    Patient Care Advocacy Team (PCAT): a collaboration between Cornell Public Service Center, Cornell Career Services, and Cayuga Medical Center

    Cornell’s Community-Based Leadership Development Program, a program of the Public Service Center, recently piloted a collaborative project with Cornell Career Services and the Cayuga Medical Center's (CMC) Emergency Department called Patient Care Advocacy Team (PCAT). This program provides students with career exploration in health care fields, experience working with patients, and exposure to social issues and challenges facing the U.S. health care system, as well as needed volunteers for the hospital's busy emergency room. With the success of the pilot, CMC has requested that the program be expanded to include other floors. Learn about the program’s success from the students, staff, and physicians, and see some of the digital stories the students have produced about their experiences.


    Leonardo Vargas-Mendez, PSC Executive Director

    Amy K. Somchanhmavong MIL '02, PSC Associate Director of Community Service Learning and Partnerships

    Community Partners:

    Julia Wolinski, Cayuga Medical Center ED Patient Navigator

    Justine Waldman, M.D., FACEP, Associate Director Emergency Medicine, Cayuga
    Medical Center


    Haritha Aribindi '17 A&S, Biology

    Joshua Miller '17 HE, Human Biology & Society

    Antron Spooner '16 A&S, Biological Science

  • Young Alumni Interest Group (YAIG)
    Harvard Room, Statler Hotel

    Council members 5-15 years past graduation (Classes 2001-2010) are invited to join the Young Alumni Interest Group. Join other YAIG members and the Student & Young Alumni Programs team in the Office of Alumni Affairs for a discussion over breakfast.

9:00–10:00 a.m.

Joint Annual Meeting and State of the University Address
Alice Statler Auditorium, Statler Hall

10:00–11:00 a.m.

Conversation with Christopher G. Oechsli
President and CEO, The Atlantic Philanthropies
Alice Statler Auditorium, Statler Hall

Introduced by Elizabeth Garrett, University President

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Board of Trustees Buildings and Properties Committee Luncheon Meeting^
Carrier Grand Ballroom, Statler Hotel

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

College and Unit Lunches (choose one)
Catch up over lunch on what's happening now and what's on the horizon for the college or unit of interest to you. (Please note that some lunches are combined.)

  • Agriculture and Life Sciences
    Kathryn J. Boor '80, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean
    Lab of Ornithology
    John W. Fitzpatrick, the Louis Agassiz Fuertes Director
    Christopher P. Dunn, the Elizabeth Newman Wilds Director
    Mann Library
    Mary Ochs '79, Director
    Shoals Marine Laboratory
    Jennifer R. Seavey, the Kingsbury Director

    G10 Biotechnology Building

  • Architecture, Art, and Planning
    Kent Kleinman, Gale and Ira Drukier Dean
    Hartell Gallery, Sibley Hall

  • Arts and Sciences
    Gretchen Ritter '83, the Harold Tanner Dean
    B20 Lincoln Hall (Neylan Rehearsal Room)

  • Engineering
    Lance R. Collins, the Joseph Silbert Dean
    Computing and Information Science
    Greg Morrisett, Dean

    166 Hollister Hall (McManus Lounge)

  • Hotel

    Michael D. Johnson, the Bradley H. Stone Dean and E. M. Statler Professor
    198 Statler Hall

  • Human Ecology
    Alan D. Mathios, the Rebecca Q. and James C. Morgan Dean
    Human Ecology Commons, Martha Van Rensselaer Hall

  • ILR School
    Kevin F. Hallock, the Kenneth F. Kahn '69 Dean and Joseph R. Rich '80 Professor
    423 ILR Conference Center, King-Shaw Hall

  • Johnson
    Soumitra Dutta, the Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean
    104 Sage Hall (Ramin Parlor)

  • Law School
    Jens David Ohlin, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law
    221 Myron Taylor Hall (Faculty Lounge)

  • Library
    Anne R. Kenney, Carl A. Kroch University Librarian
    Stephanie Wiles, the Richard J. Schwartz Director

    Hirsch Lecture Lobby, Johnson Museum

  • Student and Campus Life
    Cornell Career Services: A Look at the Past With an Eye to the Future
    Rebecca Sparrow MILR '86, Executive Director, Cornell Career Services
    Art Gallery, Willard Straight Hall

  • Veterinary Medicine
    Lorin D. Warnick PhD '94, Interim Dean
    Taylor Room, Statler Hotel

1:00–4:45 p.m.

Board of Trustees Meeting^
184 Myron Taylor Hall

1:00–2:00 p.m.

University Spotlights I

  • Global Nutrition, Economic Development, and Agriculture
    396 Beck Center, Statler Hall

    This faculty panel focuses on the centrality of nutrition for economic development, the contribution that agriculture can make towards improvement in developing countries, and how the Division of Nutritional Sciences faculty are engaging with these issues.

    John Hoddinott, H.E. Babcock Professor of Food and Nutrition Economics and Policy, Professor of Applied Economics and Management, and Professor of Nutritional Sciences
    , Division of Nutritional Sciences, College of Human Ecology
    Saurabh Mehta, Einaudi Center International Faculty Fellow, Assistant Professor of Global Health, Epidemiology, and Nutrition, Division of Nutritional Sciences, College of Human Ecology

  • Global Sustainability Through Performance Learning Projects
    398 Beck Center, Statler Hall

    For the past decade, Johnson’s Sustainable Global Enterprise (SGE) Immersion program has engaged multidisciplinary teams of graduate students from across campus to work with companies, NGOs, and other organizations seeking to develop business solutions to endemic social and environmental problems through the creation of new products, services, and business models. To date, over 350 students have performed nearly 100 projects with more than 75 different organizations based around the world across a range of industry sectors, including renewable energy and carbon markets, life science and sustainable agriculture, consumables, food and nutrition, health care and hospitality management, as well as finance and international development. This session will provide an overview of the program as well as a deep dive into the student experience by looking into a recent project that addressed growth and revenue challenges of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, a social enterprise in Namibia.


    Alexandra Jostrom MBA' 16

    Claudio Macedo MBA' 16

    Monica Touesnard Associate Director, Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise

  • Globalization and Sustainability in the Fashion Supply Chain: Scalable Upcycling for Post-Consumer Textile Waste
    198 Beck Center, Statler Hall

    The fashion industry is a global economic powerhouse creating jobs and economic growth for various nations involved in the production and distribution of apparel. A byproduct of this industry is the rapidly increasing use and disposal of clothing and its impact on nations that are the recipients of used clothing either through donations or direct imports. Our presentation will describe a research project undertaken from 2013 through 2014 to uncover the value of used clothing as a sustainable raw material resource for clothing production in Haiti. This project is a model for what we hope can become an overall closed-loop solution for textile waste generated by the global apparel industry.


    Tasha L. Lewis, Assistant Professor, Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design, College of Human Ecology

    Helen Trejo MA '14, PhD student, Apparel Design, College of Human Ecology

    Vanessa Sanchez '16 HE, undergraduate research student, Fiber Science, College of Human Ecology

  • The Refugee Crisis in the Middle East and Mediterranean
    196 Beck Center, Statler Hall

    This faculty discussion features an upcoming international conference titled “Beyond Survival: Livelihood Strategies for Refugees in the Middle East.” The conference, the first of what we hope will be a series of events at Cornell focused on the global humanitarian refugee crisis, will be held November 6-8 and is jointly organized by Cornell Law School’s Clarke Initiative for Law & Development in the Middle East and North Africa, Weill Cornell Medicine, and the Cornell University Ottoman and Turkish Studies Initiative (OTSI). It aims to engage academics, policymakers, and practitioners in a multidisciplinary exploration of strategies to improve short- and long-term livelihood opportunities for refugees in the Middle East and the Mediterranean basin. Discussions will focus on evidence-based interventions for overcoming social, economic and legal barriers, as well as policy impediments, to refugees’ access to education, health care, and work. The conference also seeks to draw attention to the key roles that universities can play to help improve the lives of refugees and other displaced persons in the region. Cornell is taking a leading role in what will hopefully become a collaborative effort to include other educational institutions in the United States.

    Satchit Balsari, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine
    Mostafa Minawi, Assistant Professor of History, Director of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Initiative (OTSI), Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences
    Laura Spitz, Associate Dean for International Affairs at the Law School and Interim Vice Provost for International Affairs

2:15–3:15 p.m.

University Spotlights II

  • Big Data is a Big Deal
    196 Beck Center, Statler Hall

    Big data is often hailed as a breakthrough as revolutionary as the microscope and researchers at Cornell are reaping a new kind of harvest from it. Hear how professors are using big data in various ways, including to help mitigate climate change and how big data impacts privacy. Big data means big possibilities for understanding the global issues of today.

    Toby Ault, Assistant Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

    Rowena Lohman, Associate Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Bringing Clean Water to Rural India
    398 Beck Center, Statler Hall

    The Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative (TCi) is a long term research program focused on addressing the problems of rural poverty and malnutrition in India. TCi was established through a generous gift from the Tata Trusts chaired by Mr. Ratan Tata '59. TCi and Cornell's AguaClara program have joined forces to develop new drinking water treatment technologies and deploy them at pilot scale in rural India. The technologies being used are sustainable and make it possible to produce safe drinking water without using any electricity. Hear from the faculty leaders of this initiative as they discuss challenges, opportunities, and rewards, as well as how students, technology, and local partners come together to address and solve a community based problem.


    Prabhu Pingali, Professor of Applied Economics and Management and Director of the Tat-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

    Monroe Weber-Shirk, Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, and Program Director, AguaClara

  • Computational Sustainability
    198 Beck Center, Statler Hall

    An introduction to the field of Computational Sustainability, a new interdisciplinary field that we initiated at Cornell, which aims to develop and apply state-of-the-art techniques from computational sciences to help balance environmental, economic, and societal needs for sustainable development. Computational sustainability is now a rapidly growing field. In this presentation, we will provide some highlights from our research, in particular regarding (1) biodiversity and bird conservation, (2) poverty mitigation in Africa, and (3) materials discovery for renewable energy technology. These examples will also highlight several areas in computer science, such as crowdsourcing, big data, machine learning and optimization, and sensor networks.


    Carla P. Gomes, Professor and Director, Institute for Computational Sustainability
    Steve Kelling, Director of Information Science, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

3:30–4:30 p.m.

University Spotlights III

  • Cornell in Rome: (Almost) Three Decades of Teaching and Learning In and From the Eternal City
    398 Beck Center, Statler Hall

    For nearly 30 years, AAP's Cornell in Rome international education program has been a transformative experience for talented undergraduate artists, architecture students, and urbanists. In this session, Nancy Brooks and Andrea Simitch will explain what’s happening in Rome and why students often cite their Cornell in Rome semester as the most memorable of their undergraduate education.


    Andrea L. Simitch '79, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, College of Architecture, Art, and Planning
    Brooks, Visiting Associate Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning,College of Architecture, Art, and Planning

  • Cornell University Library
    396 Beck Center, Statler Hall

    Supporting Access to Scientific Literature in the Developing World

    The recent Ebola crisis in West Africa provided a stark reminder that many developing world countries have been left out of the research community that brings advancements in healthcare, as well as many other areas. The Cornell University Library is working to help address this problem through two projects that deliver free or low-cost access to the scientific literature for developing world scientists. Research4Life, a collaborative program of the United Nations, scientific journal publishers, Cornell University and Yale University, and TEEAL (The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library), a program run by Mann Library with support of the Rockefeller Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, offer two options for developing world researchers to access library resources comparable to those that Cornell faculty have access to. Mary Ochs will discuss Cornell’s role in these programs and some of the ways they are making a difference.


    Mary Ochs '79, Director, Mann Library

    Study Abroad and Dual Degrees: How Library Supports Faculty and Students in Mainland China and Taiwan

    How does a faculty member in Ithaca access a Cold War collection in Shanghai? How do China and Asia-Pacific Studies seniors studying at Peking University make the most of local resources? How does the Library support students and faculty in the Johnson School’s new Cornell-Tsinghua dual degree program, or aid an Executive MBA team studying cell phone use in Beijing? Behind a global university stands a global library and its connections across continents. Xin Li will share stories about how the Library’s unique international partnerships extend research and learning for Cornell faculty and students abroad.

    Xin Li, Associate University Librarian for Discovery, Assessment, and International Engagement

  • Putin's Game in Ukraine
    196 Beck Center, Statler Hall

    The focus of this faculty discussion will be on two related issues. First, why did Russia decide to invade Ukraine in 2014? Here, we will focus on both international and domestic motivations. Second, what explains its repertoire of intervention; that is, the invasion and then annexation of Crimea, followed by covert actions that aided and abetted popular rebellion in eastern Ukraine? The primary focus here will be how such actions limited the ability of the West to respond forcefully; courted Russian popular support for Putin; and undermined the ability of the new regime in Ukraine to control its borders, carry out political and economic reforms and, as a result, make a credible case for joining the European Union and NATO in the future.

    Valerie Bunce, Aaron Binenkorb Professor of International Studies and Professor of Government, Department of Government, College of Arts and Sciences
    Matthew Anthony Evangelista, President White Professor of History and Political Science, Department of Government, College of Arts and Sciences

3:30–4:30 p.m.

Alan T. and Linda M. Beimfohr Lecture:
Racial Justice, Revival, and the Refounding of America
with Joseph H. Holland '78, MA '79

Alice Statler Auditorium, Statler Hall

America faces a crossroads. Will the racial crises of Baltimore, Charleston, Ferguson, and Staten Island rage ad infinitum? Or will the founding principles of justice and equality be revivified in ways that will finally fulfill the dream of which Martin Luther King Jr. so eloquently spoke? American history demonstrates an enduring dynamic between Christian witness and racial justice. What will the future hold?

Joseph H. Holland '78, MA '79, Cornell University Trustee Emeritus; real estate developer, ordained minister, Harlem-based attorney, civic leader, and former All-American football player

5:30–8:30 p.m.

        Reception and Dinner
        Global Cornell: International Dimensions in All We Do
        Barton Hall

        5:30–6:30 p.m. Reception
        6:30–8:30 p.m. Dinner and Program

        Join us to celebrate the university’s Global Cornell initiative. After a day of thought-provoking panels and presentations, we’ll spend the evening with stories, visual and spoken. You'll hear from students, faculty, and alumni about how international experiences have shaped their lives.

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Saturday, October 24

7:00 a.m.–12:00 noon

Registration and Information Desks Open
Foyer, J. Willard Marriott Executive Education Center, Statler Hotel

7:30–8:45 a.m.

Breakfasts (choose one)

  • Cornell Annual Fund Breakfast Theatre
    Carrier Grand Ballroom, Statler Hotel
    Limited seating; attendance by pre-registration only

    The Annual Fund will continue its tradition of laughter, songs, and celebration at this year’s breakfast show! Join fellow Council members, trustees, and Annual Fund volunteers for the unveiling of fundraising goals for 2016 and a celebration of 2015 achievements.

  • Engineering Sesquicentennial
    Barton Hall

    Join the College of Engineering as they celebrate 150 years.

  • Greek Life
    Beta Theta Pi, 100 Ridgewood Road, Ithaca
    Shuttle departs Statler Circle 7:15 a.m. and returns at the end of breakfast.

    Mingle, enjoy breakfast, and learn about our collective work to make sure the experience of fraternity and sorority membership maintains high value. We will also share the recent positive work of our student leaders around difficult societal issues, as well as the chapters’ generous contributions to the community. Staff, administrators, alumni leaders, and current Greek student leaders will be in attendance.

    Travis T. Apgar, the Robert G. Engel Senior Associate Dean of Students, Office of Fraternities, Sororities, and Independent Living
    Kent L. Hubbell '67, BAR '69, the Robert W. and Elizabeth C. Staley Dean of Students
    Ralph V. Wilhelm '67, Chair, Fraternity and Sorority Advisory Council

9:00–10:00 a.m.

The Forensics Society Debate
Auditorium, Uris Hall
Cornell Should Prioritize Its Local Mission Over Its Global Reach

Over the years, Cornell University has expanded its reach all over the globe. Cornell’s internationally recognized debate team will investigate whether or not this is a wise trend.

Moderator: Sam Nelson, Director, Cornell Speech and Debate Programs

Rubin Danberg-Biggs
'18 A&S
Alex Klein '18 ILR
Jen Kim '16
Ben Leff '16 A&S

9:00–11:45 a.m.

Board of Trustees Meeting
184 Myron Taylor Hall

10:15–11:15 a.m.

Student Spotlights

  • Bringing Cornell to Every Part of the World: Students Engaged in Meaningful International Experiences
    396 Beck Center, Statler Hall

    This presentation is organized by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies and Cornell Abroad. After being nominated by key faculty and staff, undergraduate students submitted a short essay reflecting on their international experiences through descriptions of what they did, what they learned, and if and how it changed their personal, academic, and professional goals.


    Joanna Barrett '16 CALS, International Agriculture and Rural Development (IARD)
    internship in Indonesia

    Jacey Bell ILR, Cornell in Seville

    Daniela Cardenas '16 AAP, Cornell in Rome

    Tanvi Chheda '16 ENG, study abroad in New Zealand

    Katharine Constas CALS Course IARD 4011 in Ecuador

    Saara Shanti Kumar '17 CALS, Food and Agricultural Organization for the United Nations (FAO) internship in Gabon

    Kavitha Lobo '16 A&S, Cornell in Cambodia

    Zach Praiss '16 A&S, Oxford direct, United Kingdom

    Hanna Reichel '17 AAP, Cornell in India

    Daniel Veronese '17 A&S, Course BioEE 1780 (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology ) in Ecuador

  • Expanding (Our) Horizons: International Veterinary Medicine
    398 Beck Center, Statler Hall

    Students from the College of Veterinary Medicine gained invaluable experience with a multitude of animals across five continents. Learn how Cornellians are making a global impact on animal health through the Expanding Horizons Program.

Sarah Dumas '12 DVM, Improving Backyard Poultry Production in Rural Zambia
Shalette Dingle '16 DVM, Improving Goat Production in Liberia through Animal Health and Husbandry Training

Corine Giroux '17 DVM, Knowledge and Use of Antibiotics in Commercial Poultry Production in Ghana
Deirdre Halloran '17 DVM, GPS Tracking and Disease Surveillance of Domestic Dogs Outside Chobe National Park (Maun, Botswana, Africa)
Alison Keggan '17 DVM, Investigation of Trypanosome Vectors in the Home Range of Javan Rhinos in Ujung Kulong National Park
Scarlett Lee
'17 DVM,Tracking Animal Disease in the Age of the Smartphone: Expanding the EMA-I Program at the FAO office in Rome
Jesse Navatta '17 DVM, Assessing the Health Status of the Domestic Dogs on Farms near the Brazilian Cerrado InGoiás, Brazil

Angela Rivera '18 DVM, Study of Kinetics of Collared Peccaries and Jaguars in the Sierra Madre Oriental of San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Lane Robinson '18 DVM, Rabies Virus Control in Ghana through Public Education
and Vaccination

Miriam Smith-Drelich '18 DVM, Ethno-Veterinary Medicine Among the Maasai of
Northern Tanzania

Bona Yu '17 DVM, Study of Caprine Mastitis in Coban, Guatemala

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Pregame Lunch
Please Note: This year, the lunch is in Dyson Atrium in Sage Hall, not in Barton Hall.

12:30 p.m.

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