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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

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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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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