Cornell College Events

Thursday, March 21st

Time Event Title
9:30 am-10:00 amChildren's Story Time Cole Library
Join us for story time fun!
2:00 pmCabin Fever Comedy Festival--Movie Screening Cole Library
The Mount Vernon–Lisbon Cabin Fever Comedy Festival is back! This diverse event focuses on all aspects of comedy and features local and regional comedians and comic groups. As part of the festival Cole Library will show the comedy movie "Duck Soup." This Marx Brothers film, which opened to mixed reviews in 1933, has been included in several lists of great movies and in 1990 was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. Call 895-4271 to reserve your seat.
3:30 pm-5:30 pmPhi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture: "When Scientific Technicalities Matter" Thomas Commons
Christopher Essex will speak as a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, giving the lecture "When Scientific Technicalities Matter." Sometimes mathematicians and physicists seem obsessive. Their geekish technicalities don't seem to matter, even though they actually do. This lecture is about how some of these seeming minutiae actually are important to how we comprehend our world, and whether we are able to fear it or marvel at it. Essex is the co-discoverer of the entropy production paradox and is former director of the Theoretical Physics Program at the University of Western Ontario, where he is a professor of applied mathematics. His work on radiation thermodynamics was highlighted at the 2011 Joint European Thermodynamics Conference, and he has taught on this subject at the UNESCO advanced school in Udine, Italy. Essex coauthored the award-winning "Taken by Storm: The Troubled Science, Policy, and Politics of Global Warming" and "Calculus: A Complete Course." He has a B.Sc. (Hon.) from the University of Western Ontario, an M.S. from Rice University, and a Ph.D. from York University.
3:30 pm-4:00 pmRoom Selection Information Session Thomas Commons
Do you have questions about room selection and the housing lotteries process? Stop by this information session to get your questions answered.
6:00 pm-7:00 pmAccommodation Evening Law Hall
Students with a "No Course" on their schedule for 2013-2014 must attend to add a course. Students without a "No Course" on their schedules can make changes beginning March 22 at 8 a.m.

Ongoing Events:

Time Event Title
Feb 27th-Mar 25thBuy a Shirt - Support the American Cancer Society Various locations

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