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Cornell Changemakers: Summer programs help students enhance the lives of others

School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, April 7, 2017

Cornell University is committed to improving the lives of people everywhere. As part of this mission, Cornell’s Summer Session faculty are helping students become agents for change in three summer... > more

Cornell hosts Administrative Management Institute, August 7-10, 2017

School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, March 30, 2017

College and university administrators, business managers, directors, and department heads from across the country will convene in Ithaca this summer for the Administrative Management Institute, one of the country's top... > more

Enjoy a summer learning vacation with Cornell's Adult University

School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, March 22, 2017

With Cornell's Adult University (CAU), you can learn to take extraordinary photographs, discover what your genes can tell you, create a divine lamb tagine, or explore the benefits of positive... > more

Cornell offers wealth of summer study opportunities

School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, March 1, 2017

Online enrollment is now open for hundreds of Cornell courses offered on campus, online, and around the world during Summer Session.

Open to all and available in three-, six-,... > more

Cornell's Summer Session provides exciting off-campus study opportunities

School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, February 16, 2017

Undergraduates from Cornell and other institutions can earn credits during the summer in a variety of off-campus Cornell programs in the U.S. and abroad.

For students interested in professional or personal... > more

"Undergrads gain from service-learning trip to Louisiana"

Cornell Chronicle, 2017
During the 2017 Winter Session, thirteen undergraduates spent a week embedded in a special elementary school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, helping students prepare for a "living museum" exhibition on black... > more

Cornell courses open to all through part-time study

School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, January 24, 2017

Through part-time study, anyone who wishes to can take advantage of the vast academic resources at Cornell University.

High school students, visiting college students, area residents, retirees, corporate learners, and Cornell... > more

Ordinary Jews: Choice and Survival during the Holocaust

by Evgeny Finkel,
A book review by Dean Glenn Altschuler The Jerusalem Post, April 28, 2017
In an appeal to the ghetto Jews of Bialystok written in January 1943, underground commander Mordechai Tenenbaum pledged, “We shall not go like lambs to the slaughter! If we are... > more

The Brain Defense: Murder in Manhattan and the Dawn of Neuroscience in America's Courtrooms

by Kevin Davis,
A book review by Dean Glenn Altschuler Psychology Today, April 26, 2017
Many years after her then sixty-five year old father, who had no history of violent behavior, was accused of strangling her step-mother and throwing her body out of the window... > more

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

by David Grann,
A book review by Dean Glenn Altschuler Tulsa World, April 23, 2017
In 1921, a boy hunting squirrels near Fairfax, Oklahoma, found the body of Anna Brown. She had been shot in the back of the head. At about the same time,... > more

Cornell: A History, 1940-2015

by Dean Glenn Altschuler Cornell University Press, "1869" Podcast Series, April 17, 2017
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Hitler's American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law

by James Q. Whitman,
A book review by Dean Glenn Altschuler The Jerusalem Post, April 14, 2017
Introduced by the Reichstag in September 1935, the Nuremberg Laws codified the racist policies of the Nazis. The laws declared that the swastika was the national symbol of Germany, consigned... > more

One Nation Undecided: Clear Thinking about Five Hard Issues That Divide Us

by Peter H. Schuck,
A book review by Dean Glenn Altschuler The Huffington Post, April 13, 2017
Proposals to reform the campaign finance system of the United States have a “curious feature,” law professor David Strauss suggests: “the cure often precedes the diagnosis; and the diagnosis, once... > more

The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple

by Jeff Guinn,
A book review by Dean Glenn Altschuler The Florida Courier, April 7, 2017
In September 1975, at the Peoples Temple on Geary Street in San Francisco, Jim Jones told members of the Planning Commission of his church that it was all right, this... > more

The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America

by Frances FitzGerald,
A book review by Dean Glenn Altschuler The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 2, 2017
In the 1970s and ’80s, the Christian right emerged as a potent political force in the United States as evangelicals mobilized to combat moral decay and “secular humanism” by restoring... > more

Superfandom: How Our Obsessions are Changing What We Buy and Who We Are

by Zoe Fraade-Blanar and Aaron M. Glazer,
A book review by Dean Glenn Altschuler Psychology Today, March 30, 2017
Each time Justin Bieber launches a new CD, his fans organize a “buyout.” They march through Kmarts and Best Buys in an attempt to propel the album to the... > more

#Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media

by Cass R. Sunstein,
A book review by Dean Glenn Altschuler The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 26, 2017
In 1927, John Dewey wrote that the essential need of democracy, of self-government and freedom, properly understood, was "the improvement of the methods and conditions of debate, discussion and persuasion.... > more

On Betrayal

by Avishai Margalit,
A book review by Dean Glenn Altschuler The Jerusalem Post, March 24, 2017
Edward Snowden. Bernard Madoff. Vidkun Quisling. Palestinians who sell their land to Israeli Jews and inform on other Palestinians to security forces. Husbands who sleep with their wives’ best... > more

Ike and McCarthy: Dwight Eisenhower's Secret Campaign against Joseph McCarthy

by David A. Nichols,
A book review by Dean Glenn Altschuler The Huffington Post, March 20, 2017
Between February 1950, when he charged that the State Department was “infested” with communists and held up a list, which he claimed contained the names of subversives, and December 1954,... > more

Civil rights defender and CIW alum Joe Margulies talks about his career and life in DC

School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, March 20, 2017
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Trump Vows to Fight On As Judges Block Travel Ban

by Dean Glenn Altschuler The Straits Times, March 17, 2017
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Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked

by Adam Alter,
A book review by Dean Glenn Altschuler Psychology Today, March 16, 2017
Isaac Vaisberg began playing World of Warcraft while he was a student at Worcester Academy, a prestigious boarding school near Boston. The game became an obsession, his “sole means... > more

Reporting War: How Foreign Correspondents Risked Capture, Torture and Death to Cover World War II

by Ray Moseley,
A book review by Dean Glenn Altschuler Tulsa World, March 12, 2017
Ernie Pyle, the legendary World War II reporter, reminded his readers that although journalists “were usually under fire only briefly,” they “never caught up on sleep, rest, cleanliness, or anything... > more

The Blood of Emmett Till

by Timothy B. Tyson,
A book review by Dean Glenn Altschuler The Florida Courier, March 10, 2017
Like many Black folks in Chicago, Mamie Carthan Till did not want to lose touch with her ancestral home in Mississippi, even though it remained a land of ghosts and... > more

All Eyes on Man Who Could Head Russian Probe

by Dean Glenn Altschuler The Straits Times, March 8, 2017
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A Mind to Stay: White Plantation, Black Homeland

by Sydney Nathans,
A book review by Dean Glenn Altschuler The Florida Courier, March 3, 2017
Long after the Civil War ended and slavery was abolished, Paul and Jim Hargis continued to work on the plantation near Greensboro, Alabama owned by Paul Cameron, their former master.... > more

The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century

by Walter Scheidel,
A book review by Dean Glenn Altschuler The Huffington Post, March 1, 2017
Inequality is great and growing, in the United States and elsewhere. Americans in the highest one tenth of one percent income bracket increased their share almost six times since 1970.... > more

Donald Trump Gives Presidential Speech, but Bipartisanship Still a Remote Prospect

by Dean Glenn Altschuler The Straits Times, March 1, 2017
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The Book Thieves: The Nazi Looting of Europe's Libraries and the Race to Return a Literary Inheritance

by Anders Lydell,
A book review by Dean Glenn Altschuler The Jerusalem Post, February 24, 2017
The Nazis burned books. Organized as celebratory events, the book burning in the 1930s targeted the works of communists, pacifists, writers and intellectuals from the Weimar Republic, Freemasons and, of... > more

Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction

by Derek Thompson,
A book review by Dean Glenn Altschuler Psychology Today, February 21, 2017
“Rock Around the Clock,” by Bill Haley and His Comets, appeared on the B-side of “Thirteen Women” in 1954, spent one week on the Billboard charts and disappeared. A... > more

Trump's First Month in Office the Rockiest in Modern History

by Dean Glenn Altschuler The Straits Times, February 20, 2017
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High school students learn about life at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar

Qatar is Booming, February 19, 2017
Choosing a career is not easy, but high school students from across Qatar have a better understanding of what life would be like as a doctor thanks to programs run... > more

Selfless 16 launches partnership with The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award, Ontario

PRNewswire, February 15, 2017
Founded in 2016 by Soheila Mosun, a grade 11 student at Appleby College and Cornell University Summer College Ambassador, Selfless 16 has quickly captured the attention of youth and educators.... > more

Carson Adviser: Democrats 'Crippling' Trump Administration with Cabinet Delays

by Dean Glenn Altschuler WJLA ABC 7 (and 2 other media outlets), February 14, 2017
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Democracy: A Case Study

by David A. Moss,
A book review by Dean Glenn Altschuler The Huffington Post, February 9, 2017
Noting that more than two-thirds of students did not reach proficiency in a civics assessment conducted in 2006, reformers claim that robust civics courses in social studies, economics, political science,... > more

Six Encounters with Lincoln: A President Confronts Democracy and Its Demons

by Elizabeth Brown Pryor,
A book review by Dean Glenn Altschuler The Minneapolis Star Tribune, February 3, 2017
Most Americans regard Abraham Lincoln as one of our greatest presidents. They celebrate “Honest Abe” as a self-made man, a shrewd and pragmatic politician (and master of the English language)... > more

The Original Black Elite

by Elizabeth Dowling Taylor,
A book review by Dean Glenn Altschuler The Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 31, 2017
Soon after Daniel Murray became chief of the periodical division of the Library of Congress, the Washington Times included a biographical sketch of him, along with a pen-and-ink likeness, in... > more

Trump's First Week Marked by Action and Friction

by Dean Glenn Altschuler The Straits Times, January 28, 2017
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True South: Henry Hampton and Eyes on the Prize, the Landmark Television Series that Reframed the Civil Rights Movement

by Jon Else,
A book review by Dean Glenn Altschuler The Florida Courier, January 27, 2017
In 1979, Henry Hampton, the founder of Blackside Inc., a documentary film company committed to presenting the “Black side” of American history, submitted a proposal to PBS for a multi-part... > more

Women Take the Lead in Mass Marches Against US President

by Dean Glenn Altschuler The Straits Times, January 23, 2017
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Montaigne: A Life

by Philippe Desan,
A book review by Dean Glenn Altschuler Tulsa World, January 22, 2017
Published more than 500 years ago, Michel de Montaigne’s “Essais” (translated as “Attempts”) remains a classic of Western philosophy and literature. These days, “Essays” is acclaimed not only for its... > more

Anti-Judaism, Antisemitism, and Delegitimizing Israel

by Robert Wistrich, Editor,
A book review by Dean Glenn Altschuler The Jerusalem Post, January 20, 2017
Reporting on a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Paris in July 2014, journalist Pascal Riché confessed that he had never heard so many expressions of antisemitism in so short a time. ... > more

No Rumo da Intolerância

by Dean Glenn Altschuler Exame, January 18, 2017
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Establishing Quality Review Process for Online Courses

Cornell Academic Technologies, January 15, 2017
Academic Technologies and the Center for Teaching Excellence have partnered with the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions (SCE) to develop a quality review process for online courses offered... > more

The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds

by Michael Lewis,
A book review by Dean Glenn Altschuler The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 15, 2017
Asked who did what in their collaboration, psychologist Daniel Kahneman replied, “We didn’t know at that time, not clearly. It was beautiful not knowing.” Geniuses often work on their own,... > more

Obama Calls For Unity As He Fights For His Legacy

by Dean Glenn Altschuler The Straits Times, January 12, 2017
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Closing the Courthouse Door: How Your Constitutional Rights Became Unenforceable

by Erwin Chemerinsky,
A book review by Dean Glenn Altschuler The Huffington Post, January 10, 2017
On October 6, 1976, Los Angeles police officers stopped Adolpho Lyons, a twenty-four year-old African American, for driving with a defective taillight. With guns drawn, four cops ordered Lyons to... > more

Wisdom Won from Illness: Essays in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis

by Jonathan Lear,
A book review by Dean Glenn Altschuler Psychology Today, January 10, 2017
“I have lived through an eventful year, yet understand no more of it than a babe in arms,” the narrator of J.M. Coetzee’s novel, Waiting for the Barbarians, tells us.... > more

US Will Bargain Hard - But Stop Short of Trade War

by Dean Glenn Altschuler The Straits Times, January 9, 2017
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