Cornell College Events

Monday, November 19th

Time Event Title
9:00 am-12:00 pmChautauqua - Term 3 Thomas Commons
Presented by Thomas Javoroski, lecturer in philosophy. Philosophy sneaks its way into popular culture and many films and television shows are laden with intricate philosophical dilemmas, lying beneath the surface. What is the world around us really like? What are the limits of the human mind? In this course participants will engage with these issues using clips from various movies and television shows, both old and new. It may be surprising to learn what serious questions lurk beneath even the most entertaining shows. Continues Nov. 5, 12, 19. Cost of the four-week program is $36. For more information call 895-4119.
3:00 pmDeadline to Reserve a Spot for the Berry Center Reading Group
Students across campus are invited to join a reading group facilitated by Professors Todd Knoop and Chris Conrad from the Department of Economics and Business. The group will read "Portfolios of the Poor: How the World's Poor Live on $2 a Day" by Daryl Collins, Jonathan Morduch, Stuart Rutherford, and Orlanda Ruthven. Nearly forty percent of humanity lives on an average of two dollars a day or less. How would you put food on the table, afford a home, and educate your children? How would you handle emergencies and old age? Every day, more than a billion people around the world must answer these questions. Grab your lunch from Scramble and join the "Portfolios of the Poor" reading group. Sessions will be meet Wednesday, Dec. 5, 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 13, 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. in Magee Dining Room, Thomas Commons. This reading group is limited to 20 students and is being filled on a first come, first served basis, so head to JOIN now to reserve your spot! Reservations close Monday, Nov. 19, at 3 p.m. Once you are signed up, you may pick up your book from Jamie Waldron in the Berry Center (College Hall 216) or Courtenay Baker-Olinger (College Hall 22). Books are available now through 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, so pick up your book if you want to get your reading done over block break!
3:30 pmCokes and Conversations with Authors Tom and Dorothy Hoobler Cole Library
Tom and Dorothy Hoobler, authors of the award-winning Samurai Series, will talk with young readers about books and writing. This will be an informal reading and sharing time and, yes, there will be cokes to drink. So stop in after school and meet the authors.
7:30 pmMusic Mondays Concert: Flanders Recorder Quartet King Chapel
This Belgian group has thrilled listeners on five continents with dazzling interplay and fluent, agile performances. Their Cornell concert will showcase works by Vivaldi, Ciconia, and Ashton, among others. Please note that due to a quartet member’s injury, the concert will be performed by a trio. $10 at the door and $5 for students. Free to Cornellians and Purple Pass holders.

Ongoing Events:

Time Event Title
Nov 1st-Nov 19thP.A.L.S. Food Drive Thomas Commons
Nov 4th-Dec 2ndClay Colleagues art exhibit Peter Paul Luce Gallery
Nov 12th-Dec 7thAngel Tree Project Orange Carpet

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