Cornell College Events

Monday, April 30th

Time Event Title
9:00 am-12:00 pmChautauqua - Term 8: "The 2012 Presidential Election and the Political Science of Elections" The Commons
Presented by David Yamanishi, associate professor of politics. This Chautauqua will address the 2012 presidential election and American elections generally. The group will ask fundamental questions such as why third parties have been electorally unsuccessful in America, whether gerrymandering and primaries have made the parties more extreme, and how political polling works. The class will then look at how political scientists look at the 2012 election: how they try to predict the outcome; whether the Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya (and other?) conflicts are likely to affect the election; whether the election is likely to make a dramatic difference in economic and foreign policy. Cost of the four-week program is $30.
6:00 pmThe Class of Latin 205 presents "The 'Pirate' Brothers Menaechmus!" Allee Chapel
Avast ye mateys! Come relax for finals week with the Latin 205 class as they perform a trilingual 'pirated' production of Plautus' "The Brothers Menaechmus." "The Brothers Menaechmus" is a comedy about mistaken identity involving a set of long lost twin brothers and a series of their encounters with wives, wenches, sponges, and arrrgg’s that will leave everybody laughing! A second performance will be held Tuesday, May 1, at 11:45 a.m. in front of Allee Chapel. The rain location will be Kimmel Theatre.
7:30 pmJazz Ensemble Concert Ringer Recital Studio
Under the direction of Dr. Donald Chamberlain. Admission is free and open to the public.

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