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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

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Adult courses


Week 2: July 15-21, 2018

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CAU's Fiftieth Anniversary Seminar

This was a year that rocked America and Europe. Apollo 8 circled the moon, Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated, the Vietnam War ground on, and protests against the war and racial discrimination exploded across the country. France was virtually paralyzed by strikes and student demonstrations, while revolts shook Soviet rule in Eastern Europe. Campuses like Columbia and Berkeley were convulsed with protests. (Cornell's "1968" came a year later.)

On the fiftieth anniversary of this turmoil, and of the founding of CAU, we will look back on seismic 1968. Led by Sidney Tarrow—Maxwell Upson Professor Emeritus of Government and author of Power in Movement and The Language of Contention—and a team of guest lecturers, we will explore the meaning, the memory, and the durability of the heritage of 1968 in both the United States and Europe.

Sidney Tarrow

Sidney Tarrow is the Maxwell M. Upson Emeritus Professor of Government and adjunct professor at the Cornell Law School. A graduate of Syracuse, Columbia, and Berkeley, Sid began his career with field research on parties and social movements in Italy... > more


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Program charges

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

For those staying on campus, the program fee (per adult, per week) covers the course, 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:

Program fee including on-campus housing and meals

  • Court/Kay Hall: double occupancy per adult $1,932, single supplement $100
  • Room w/private bathroom: double occupancy per adult $1,990, single supplement $150

Program fee for commuters and for those staying at Hilton Homewood Suites*: $1,115

*This fee does not include housing or meals. If you wish to stay at Hilton Homewood Suites, please call 607.266.0000 to make a reservation in the CAU block.

Commuter meal plan option: $425. Most CAUers staying at Hilton Homewood Suites select our meal plan for the week in order to enjoy the full CAU experience.