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Free summer events
"'Little Note nor Long Remember': Why Do We Remember the Gettysburg Address?"
In this July 30, 2014 lecture at Bailey Hall, Allen C. Guelzo, the Henry R. Luce III Professor of the Civil War Era and the director of the Civil War Era Program at Gettysburg College, analyzes Abraham Lincoln's best-remembered speech.
"Slim by Design: Mindless Eating Solutions for Everyday Life"
In this July 23, 2014 lecture at Bailey Hall, Brian Wansink, the John Dyson Professor of Consumer Behavior at Cornell and head of Cornell's Food and Brand Lab, offers actionable ideas for improving our eating habits.
"The Way We Were—and Are: Reflections on Students and Faculty at Cornell"
Distinguished Cornellians Glenn Altschuler and Isaac Kramnick, coauthors of Cornell: A History, 1940–2015, share insights about changes and continuities in Cornell's students and faculty on July 16, 2014, at Bailey Hall.
"'I Have a Dream': The Speech and Personal Reflections"
Award-winning playwright Samuel Kelley brings to life Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech on July 9, 2014, at Bailey Hall.
- Allen Guelzo, "'Little Note nor Long Remember': Why Do We Remember the Gettysburg Address?"
- Brian Wansink, "Slim by Design: Mindless Eating Solutions for Everyday Life," July 23, 2014
- Glenn Altschuler and Isaac Kramnick, "The Way We Were—and Are: Reflections on Students and Faculty at Cornell," July 16, 2014
- Samuel Kelley, "'I Have a Dream': The Speech and Personal Reflections," July 9, 2014
- Sally Satel, "Fifty Shades of Gray Matter: The Seductive Appeal of Popular Neuroscience," July 2, 2014
- Shimon Edelman, "The Happiness of Pursuit," July 31, 2013
- Walter Stahr, "William H. Seward: Abraham Lincoln's Indispensable Man," July 24, 2013
- Lee Humphries, "Social Media: Origins, Opportunities, and Risks," July 17, 2013
- Kim Brown Bixler, "Growing Up in a Frank Lloyd Wright House," July 10, 2013
- Steven Strogatz, “Doing Math in Public,” August 1, 2012
- Karl Pillemer, "Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest (and Oldest) Americans," July 25, 2012
- Lillian Lee, "'I'm Sorry, Dave, I'm Afraid I Can't Do That': Can Computers Really Understand What We Say?" July 18, 2012
- Michael Burlingame, “Lincoln’s Emotional Life,” July 11, 2012
- S. E. Cupp, “Let's Talk Politics: Turning Your Opinions into a Career,” July 27, 2011
- Jon Kleinberg, "What Can Facebook, Amazon, and Google Teach Us About Society and About Ourselves?" July 20, 2011
- Diane Ackerman, “One Hundred Names for Love: A Stroke, A Marriage, and the Language of Healing,” July 13, 2011
- Paul McEuen, "The Future of Small," July 6, 2011
- Kenneth H. Blanchard, "Leading Others and Yourself at a Higher Level," July 28, 2010
- Patricia A. Moore, "A Journey of the Lifespan," July 21, 2010
- James B. Maas, "Everything You Need to Know About Sleep, But Are Too Tired to Ask," July 14, 2010
- Rachel Dickinson, "The Writer's Life: Juggling Soccer Balls, Birds of Prey, and Moleskin Notebooks," July 7, 2010
- Joyce Carol Oates, "The Writer's (Secret) Life: Woundedness, Rejection, and Inspiration," August 5, 2009
- Marjorie Blachard: "Leading Others and Yourself at a Higher Level," July 29, 2009
- Brian C. Wansink, "Mindless Eating: Secrets and Solutions," July 22, 2009
- Francis J. DiSalvo, "World Challenges: Making Our Way to Sustainable Solutions," July 15, 2009
- Amy Dickinson, "An Evening with Ask Amy, July 8, 2009
- Kathie T. Hodge, "A Visit to the Mushroom Planet," July 1, 2009