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SAP Seminar Series: "Leaks and the Hydraulic City" by Nikhil Anand

April 30th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

In this talk I will present an overview of my recently published book, Hydraulic City. Drawing attention to the ways in which settlers in Mumbai establish access to water in the city, I begin by showing that urban citizenship is not an event in linear time, but a fickle, distributed and reversible process. Next, I attend to the ways in which water leaks in the public system. Rather than theorize t...

SAP Seminar Series, Two Film Screenings: "Casting Untouchable Beats: The Story of the Drum Makers" and "Jaffna: A Glimpse at a Heritage of Trades", by Athula Samarakoon

May 3rd, 2018 - 12:00AM-7:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Film Synopses: Casting Untouchable Beats: The Story of the Drum Makers, 40 minutes - In the sound of the traditional Sri Lankan drums are rhythmic beats that go back centuries. Mystique of the occult and closely guarded hereditary craft blend to create the instruments that speak of a country’s olden heritage in ritualistic music. Yet the life of the Sri Lankan drum makers, their stat...

SAP Seminar Series, "Indigenous Clothing and Sustainable Fashion" by Sabri Wable

May 7th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

A global industry like the fashion industry has environmental and social implications. Today it is dominated by fast fashion which encourages overconsumption, is polluting and drives inequality. The craze for “new” has led to an industry which is energy intensive and uses toxic chemicals– particularly in cotton production by GMO seeds, pesticides and fertilizers, polluting water...

"A Culturally Aware Educational Psychology?", presented by Maimouna Phelan, Lin Lin and Amit Anshumali

May 7th, 2018 - 1:30PM-4:30PM

Location: 135 Emerson Hall

Prompted by educational psychologists such as Frank Pajares and Stephen Vassallo, Bryan Duff, Director of the Education minor at Cornell, decided to include more multicultural perspectives in his class, Educational Psychology. The results: fewer “universal” principles and prescriptions and a more nuanced understanding of learners’ experiences, but still plenty of guidance for mak...

"Of Sailor, Sufis and Danger at Sea: Risk and Protection in the Western Indian Ocean," by Nidhi Mahajan, CMSP Seminar Series

May 8th, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

The speaker will focus on sailors from the Gulf of Kutch in India who traverse the Indian Ocean on wooden sailing vessels known as vahans or dhows. These dhows function as an economy of arbitrage, transporting foodstuffs, electronics, diesel, livestock and cars, going where container ships cannot or will not go. Dhows have recently become sinews of war in Somalia and the Middle East, especially as...

The Cornell International Fair

August 29th, 2018 - 11:30AM-2:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: First Floor Terrace

The Cornell International Fair showcases the many options for students to internationalize their Cornell experience. It invites undergraduate and graduate students to explore international and global study on campus and abroad. Students will be able to talk with faculty and staff about study abroad, exchanges, language study, international majors/minors, fellowships, internships, courses with inte...

Transnational Migration from the Global Perspective

September 27th, 2018 - 9:00AM-5:00PM

Location: Cornell University

Transnational Migration from the Global Perspective: The 7th International Conference of the World Confederation of Institutes and Libraries for Chinese Overseas Studies (WCILCOS), September 27-28, 2018, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York USA Cornell University Library and Ohio University Libraries are pleased to announce that they will jointly organize this event, which is being held in conj...

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