Cornell College Events

Thursday, January 26th

Time Event Title
9:00 amCampus Currents Thomas Commons
11:10 amSIG Lecture West Science
Ben Greenstein, professor of geology, will give a lecture titled "Coral reef development in an area of low hurricane frequency: Curacao (formerly the Netherlands Antilles)." Spectacular exposures of 125,000-year-old fossil coral reefs have been lifted 10 meters above sea level by tectonic forces on the island of Curacao. The resulting cliffs provide a natural laboratory in which Greenstein explores patterns of reef development (ecologic succession) in a region that experiences a very low frequency of hurricanes. This talk will present the results of recent research conducted by Greenstein and two geology students on the island of Curacao during 2010 and 2011. Topics include patterns of reef succession, the mode in which the coral reefs accumulated over an approximate 12,000-year interval during Late Pleistocene time and an investigation into whether the Curacao Underwater Park has been effective at conserving modern coral reefs.
11:15 am-12:45 pmStress Free Zone Thomas Commons
Stressed about finals or the winter weather? Feeling nostalgic for childhood memories of making "snowflakes"? Join us in the Stress Free Zone to color, cut out a paper snowflake, get information about healthy ways to manage stress, or just relax!
11:15 am"The Healing of America" Reading Group Thomas Commons
Selected students will read "The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care" by T.R. Reid prior to the author's campus visit. Students have already been notified about selection into this reading group. Sponsored by the Berry Center and Dimensions.
4:00 pmLiving and Learning Community Info Session Thomas Commons
Is there a societal issue that you feel has not been adequately addressed or has no outlet for students interested in impacting that issue? Come learn how to create a Living & Learning Community! Examples could be sustainable living, the arts in schools, animal rights, education, childhood hunger, etc. These mandatory info sessions will explain the step- by-step process that is required to submit a charter application.
4:00 pmDeadline to apply online to the "Linked" Reading Group
A cocktail party. A terrorist cell. Ancient bacteria. An international conglomerate. All are networks, and all are a part of a surprising scientific revolution. Albert-Laszlo Barabasi takes us on an intellectual adventure to prove that social networks, corporations, and living organisms are more similar than previously thought; "Linked" tells the story of the true science of the future. This reading group is sponsored by the Berry Center and will be facilitated by Professor Santhi Hejeebu from the department of economics and business. For more information and for an application, please visit the Berry Center website.

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