Cornell College Events

Thursday, December 13th

Time Event Title
9:00 am-10:00 amCampus Currents Hall-Perrine Room of Thomas Commons
All-Staff Meeting *To share information that may be useful for engaging current students, recruiting new students, and connecting alumni and friends with the college. *To expand lines of communication and foster collaboration across divisions. *To offer opportunities for discussion and feedback on broader college issues.
9:30 am-10:00 amStory Time Cole Library
Story Time continues each Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. Topics for December are sick, winter, and Christmas. This event is free and open to the public.
11:10 am-12:00 pmSIG Talk: Modeling the Spread of Alfalfa Stem Nematodes: Insights into their Dynamics and Control Law Hall
Scott Jordan will deliver the SIG (Science Interest Group) talk. Abstract: Alfalfa is a major cash crop in the western United States, where fields that are infested with the alfalfa stem nematode (Ditylenchus dipsaci) can be found. With no nematicides available to control alfalfa stem nematode spread, growers can use nematode resistant varieties of alfalfa to manage nematode populations in a field. A deterministic, discrete-time, host-parasite model is presented that describes the spread of alfalfa stem nematodes on resistant hosts that was fit to experimental data obtained in Weber County, Utah. Numerical results obtained from simulations with the model are used to compare how varying levels of resistance can affect harvest yield.
11:15 am-12:00 pmAlcoholics Anonymous (AA) Open Mtg Allee Chapel
Offering support. Living the 12 Steps. Open to students, faculty, staff, and townspeople. For more information email ~ Sponsored by Chaplain & Spiritual Life
11:15 am-12:45 pmStress Free Zone Thomas Commons
Have gifts that need wrapping? Bring them to the Stress-Free Zone to get a handle on the holidays and your stress. Thursday, Dec. 13, over lunch on the Orange Carpet. Sponsored by the Counseling Center and Psi Chi in conjunction with the Cornell Well-being Network.
3:30 pm-4:30 pmWhat Is Low-Dimensional Topology? Law Hall
A discussion of various two, three, and four dimensional objects as seen through the mathematical discipline of topology, which concerns itself with properties of shape rather than geometrical properties like distance and angle. For example, topologists would view a coffee cup and a doughnut as the same mathematical objects.
7:30 pmTheatre Production: As You Like It Armstrong Hall
Play by William Shakespeare; Director: Caroline Price December 13, 14, and 15 at 7:30 pm; December 16 at 2 pm The Plumb-Fleming Black Box Theatre. Tickets: Reserve at 319.895.4293 or

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