Turin | Turin, Italy
by Kathy Hovis
Cornell Chronicle

Students interested in language study have two new options to choose from – Wolof and Zulu – and starting in fall of 2015, they may have three more: Punjabi, Ukrainian and Hungarian.

Those languages join 52 ancient and modern languages offered at Cornell, some through traditional courses and others through the Shared Course Initiative, a collaboration with Yale and Columbia universities, where students can join classes at any of the three campuses via live videoconferences. All language classes are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences.


The Cornell in Turin Summer Study Abroad is designed for students who wish to learn about European politics and society, with a special focus on Italy, by immersing themselves in a city rich with history and culture. From italian gastronomy to culture and arts, this program provides the students with the opportunity to experience the italian way of life!

The courses are conducted in English, so no knowledge of Italian is required. The program is open to all majors and students from outside cornell are also welcome to apply.

Gunhild Lischke, Senior Lecturer in German at Cornell University, was the recipient of a 2014 Certificate of Merit awarded by the Goethe-Institute and the American Association of Teachers in German (AATG) in recognition of her achievements in furthering German teaching in the United States.

A sunny day on the Brighton Beach boardwalk and an evening of classical ballet at Lincoln Center highlighted this year’s Twelfth Annual One Day Bus Trip to Russian New York on November 15th, 2014. Sponsored by the Cornell Institute for European Studies and the COML Russian Language Program, the trip also included sightseeing 'into the soul' of Russia - Brooklyn's Brighton Beach neighborhood, shopping at Russian specialty stores, and having lunch at the authentic Russian-Ukranian restaurant Skovorodka.<--break->


NOVEMBER 7-8 2014

The Mediterranean Initiative of the Cornell Institute for European Studies in collaboration with the Oxford Water Network hosted an exciting conference that fused art, the sciences and water scarcity, which took place Friday and Saturday the 7th and 8th of November in Barnes and Lincoln Halls at Cornell University's Ithaca campus.

By H. Roger Segelken
Cornell Chronicle

The seemingly eternal problem of “collateral damage” to unintended civilian targets is examined from multiple perspectives in a book edited by Cornell’s Matthew Evangelista, The American Way of Bombing (Cornell University Press, 2014).

Subtitled Changing Ethical and Legal Norms, from Flying Fortresses to Drones, the book is co-edited by Henry Shue, a former Cornell philosophy professor, who also contributes a chapter on the 1991 bombing of Iraq.