Cornell is a community of scholars, known for intellectual rigor and engaged in deep and broad research, teaching tomorrow’s thought leaders to think otherwise, care for others, and create and disseminate knowledge with a public purpose.
As disciplines, art and science may seem worlds apart, but a Cornell course bridges the two. This fall, 12 undergraduates in Introduction to Print Media (ART2301) listened to a lecture by Ruth Ley, associate professor of microbiology, visited the Ley Lab and learned about her research on gut microbe behavior and activity. Ley discussed her recent study, published in the November issue of the journal Cell Host and Microbe, which explains a mammal’s immune system thwarts bacterial movement in the intestines and prevents inflammation in gut surface cells. The students translated aspects of that research into visual terms
Image: “Tribal Warfare,” lithography and screen print by Rebecca Potash ‘16
Congrats to Mei Zhang, winner of Spotify Premium, and thanks to everyone who participated in the “Clash of the Classes” event last Friday! Give “cornelluniversity” a follow on Spotify and continue to add your favorite songs to the collaborative “Class of” playlists. Here’s a look at what’s on repeat for some members of the Class of 2016 this study period.
Cornell University joins the world in mourning the passing of Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa and an icon to all who value the freedom and dignity of all human beings. Mr. Mandela leaves the world a much better place than he found it. His legacy is one of committed leadership in the most difficult of circumstances, unwavering and courageous opposition to injustice, and determination to forge progress and reconciliation out of the harsh conflicts of the past.
On behalf of the entire university community, I extend our sincere condolences to Mr. Mandela’s family and to the people of South Africa, whose loss is most profound.