Current Events & Updates

Current Events & Updates

Updated Regularly: Human-Animal encounters seminar at Cornell; Meet your future PhD advisor; TGIF in BIO!; Career Services Events

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Cornell University

3:00 p.m.

165 McGraw Hall

As a medical anthropologist by training, Professor Sharp is most concerned with critical analyses of the symbolics of the human body, where her research sites range from cosmopolitan medical centers within the United States to urban centers in sub-Saharan Africa. From 1986 until 1995, her work as an Africanist was based in a polycultural plantation community of northwest Madagascar, where initial research addressed spirit mediumship and the gendered nature of healing. She later returned to the same site in the mid-1990s to examine other forms of affliction, most notably the effects of the state's short-lived socialist project in shaping the historical and political consciousness of Malagasy school youth.

In 1991, she initiated research focusing on organ transplantation, procurement, and donation in the United States. Key foci include medical ideologies, body commodification, and the transformative properties of organ transplants specifically in reference to the social construction of the self. Her current research focuses on scientists engaged in generating new, non-human sources of transplantable organs, including mechanical heart devices and xenotransplantation (where animals, and more particularly swine, define potential sources of usable parts). This project is most concerned with how scientists imagine the promises and moral consequences of their work. Lesley Sharp is the recipient of numerous external grants and four teaching awards. Sharp has received numerous awards, including the 2008 New Millennium Book Award from the Society for Medical Anthropology for her book Strange Harvest; at Barnard she is the recipient of the Tow Family Award for Innovative and Outstanding Pedagogy, a Presidential Research Award, and she currently holds an Ann Whitney Olin endowed chair.

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Cornell's Neurobio & Behavior and Ecology & Evolution departments are hosting a graduate student diversity recruitment weekend in the spring.

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) and the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior (NBB) are seeking applications for our first Diversity and Inclusion Recruitment Weekend. This event will connect students from underrepresented backgrounds with faculty before they apply for graduate school. It is intended for those who will be in their third or fourth year of college in Spring 2017, or students who have graduated and are considering graduate school. Applicants should self identify as Black/African American, Latina/o or Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander, or first generation college student. However, we recognize that there may be other axes of minority status that warrant attention, and encourage you to apply.

We will cover up to $400 in travel expenses for participants, as well as housing and meals during the weekend.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2016 at 11:59pm

Recruitment Dates: April 21-23, 2017

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Jr. Research

Registration form is due by 1pm on 10/28.

Project descriptions may be revised--attend the meeting/check back for upcoming projects.

Interested in 200- or 400-level research?

  • Students are strongly encouraged to come to the meeting, or talk to their potential research advisor directly, but it is not mandatory nor are signatures required.

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Inada Lab

Friday "Happy Hour"

Each Friday afternoon at (either 4 or 4:30) a different research lab hosts a "Happy Hour" in the main foyer of CNS.  Join us for food, beverages, music and entertainment!  Network with other student researchers and with faculty supervisors.


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Career Services hosts and collaborates on many big events during the fall semester and your help is appreciated in making students aware of them!  Representatives from recruiting organizations enjoy meeting you and we invite you to join us as well.

Fall 2016 Job & Internship Fair
September 12, 2016, 4:30 - 7:00 PM, Emerson Suites

Graduate & Professional School Fair
September 28, 2016, 3:30 - 5:30 PM, Emerson Suites

Majors and Minors Fair
October 5, 2016, 5:00 - 7:00 PM, Emerson Suites

Upcoming Employer Visits
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