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Bone, Blood, Breath, and Brain: How Our Bodies Work

Week 2: July 15-21, 2012

In this week of discovery, you'll learn why your heart is more than just a pump; how your gut acts as a second autonomous brain; how muscles, bone, and joints help the chicken—and you—cross the road; why your lungs crave that breath of fresh air; and what your blood says about the workings of your body. Leading us in this exciting exploration will be MD and associate professor Virginia Utermohlen and lecturer Joy Swanson, both in the Division of Nutritional Sciences. Through readings, lectures, discussion, dissection, experimentation with EKGs and other fascinating technologies, and a study of illusion at the Johnson Museum, they'll help us deepen our understanding of our bodies and our brains, which both illuminate and fool us about the world around us. Prepare to be awed by the wonders of you!

Registration

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Please contact us if you have any questions.

Once you've registered, we'll send you materials on the academic program and other information to help you prepare for CAU. A $50 per person, per class, non-refundable deposit is required with your registration. All deposits are applied to the full program charges.

Program charges

Below are the program fees and housing choices for the on-campus summer programs. Please contact us if you have questions.

The program fee (per adult, per week) covers course tuition, lodging, sixteen meals, coffee breaks, hospitality hours, welcome and farewell parties, conference-lot parking fees, and use of most of Cornell's campus facilities (some courses have additional fees). Wednesday supper is on your own. Some campus facilities, such as the golf course, also charge specific user fees. Weekly program rates vary with the accommodation you select:

Housing choiceDoubleSingle
supplement
Court/Kay Hall$1,705$100
Room with private bath$1,769$150
Hilton Homewood Suites$1,846$447
Commuter Rate$998*N/A

*Includes all items listed above except housing, meals, and additional fees as noted in course descriptions.