Skip to main content
  Cornell University

The University Faculty

Office of the Dean

FALL 2017 Lecture Series



Stephanie W. Jamison, Professor, Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA

Lecture: “Adulterous Woman to Be Eaten by Dogs:  Women and Law in Ancient India”

Date: Thursday,  September 21, 2017

Time:  4:30pm




Richard Harris, Science Correspondent at National Public Radio, Washington, DC

Lecture:  “Rigor Mortis.  Returning delight and rigor to science”

Date: October 16, 2017

Time:  4:30PM

Place:  B25 Warren Hall

Press Release

Learn even more by participating in one of two faculty panels on how Cornell can provide leadership for improving the situation.

Tuesday October 17

Biomedical: 9:15 am Vet  lecture Hall 1, with Margaret Smith, plant breeding  on Tenure and Promotion; Luis Schang, Baker Institute on Publishing and Avery August, Microbiology and Immunology on Grants

General Science: 404 Plant Science,  with Marjolein vander Meulen, Biomedical engineering on Tenure and Promotion; Tony Bretscher, Molecular Biology and Genetics on Publishing and Paula Cohen, Biomedical Sciences on Grants



Raul Andino, Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, San Francisco

Lecture:  “RNA virus evolution, infection and new vaccines for humans and animals”

Date: Friday, October 27, 2017

Time:  4:00PM-5:00PM

Place:  Veterinary Medical Center, Lecture Hall 5 – Reception to follow in Atrium


Zafer Şenocak, Creative Writer and Public Intellectual

Lecture: Imagining Migration in Contemporary Europe:  A Literary Author’s Perspective

A widely published poet, novelist, and essayist in both German and Turkish, Zafer
Şenocak is also a literary translator, freelance journalist, and Germany’s most
discerning public intellectual from the field of Turkish migration. This presentation in English takes the innovative form of literary interludes from Şenocak’s own
creative writing and political commentary from his unique perspective on
contemporary debates about migration, refugees, religion, secularism, and crisis in
Europe. An English translation of his newest book—about the Islamic faith of his
father, a Turkish immigrant to Germany in another era—will also be introduced.

Date:  Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Time:  4:30pm-6:00pm

Place:  Lewis Auditorium – Goldwin Smith Hall


Scott Aaronson, Professor, University of Texas at Austin


Lecture 1:  “Complexity-Theoretic Foundations of Quantum Supremacy Experiments”

Date:  Monday, November 27, 2017

Location:  Schwartz Auditorium, Rockefeller Hall

Time: 4:00pm

Lecture 2:  Quantum Computing and the Limits of the Efficiently Computable”

Date:  Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Location:  Schwartz Auditorium, Rockefeller Hall

Time:  7:30pm

Lecture 3:  “New Results on Learning and Reconstruction of Quantum States”

Date:  Thursday, November 30, 2017

Location:  G01 Gates Hall

Time:  4:15pm