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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Free summer events

Wednesday lectures

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 7:00 pm
Call Auditorium, Kennedy Hall
Author of "Galileo's Daughter," Sobel shares the research and ideas behind her latest book, "The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars."
Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 7:00 pm
Call Auditorium, Kennedy Hall
Drawing on her recently released book, coauthored with Susan Goodier, "Women Will Vote: Winning Suffrage," Pastorello will discuss how women in New York State struggled for more than six decades to win the right to vote. She will highlight the grassroots activism of rural, urban, African American, Jewish, immigrant, and native-born women who formed a loose coalition aimed at attaining full suffrage for women.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 7:00 pm
Call Auditorium, Kennedy Hall
Tariffs. Immigration. Taxes. Control of the House and Senate. Turmoil abroad. And, yes, calls for impeachment. Glenn Altschuler, American Studies professor and dean of the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, will talk about the culture and ideological context of the midterm elections, identify races to watch, and offer predictions about winners and losers.
Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 7:00 pm
Call Auditorium, Kennedy Hall
Nearly every activity in which we engage creates a trail of digital data—creating huge potential to learn more about human behavior, but also unprecedented threats to privacy. In this talk, Karen Levy, assistant professor of Information Science, will discuss how our lives, our workplaces, and our closest relationships are being reshaped by data, and how ethics and policy should respond.
The links below are to video recordings on the CornellCast website.

Past lectures