Past Events: 2022

Friday, April 29, 2022 - 12:15pm


Raffi V. Aroian, PhD
Program in Molecular Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Turing (to) the soil for parasite cures: Bt vs. Intestinal Nematodes

Faculty Host: Dwight Bowman (
Admin Coordinator: Jackie Creque (

Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 1:00pm

We often hear about how relationships are essential to initiating collaboration, including research-practice partnerships (RPPs). Yet that raises several key questions. How do these relationships form? And why do some relationships form and not others? Answering these questions is especially important for RPPs given that, oftentimes, researchers and practitioners start off as strangers to one another, and strangers tend to remain strangers if left to their own devices. Adam Seth Levine presents a three-part argument: a new theory on when diverse thinkers choose to engage with each other,...

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 4:00pm

"Germline and Somatic Genetics of Cerebral Cavernous Malformations: A Human Genetics Story "

Dr. Douglas Marchuk, Professor of Molecular Genetics

Duke University

Host: Praveen Sethupathy


Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 12:00pm

A monthly diversity and inclusion dialog series 

Friday, April 22, 2022 - 12:15pm

Iliyan D. Iliev, PhD
Associate Professor of Immunology in Medicine
Co-director Microbiome Core Lab
Jill Roberts Institute for Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease 
Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine

Immunity and social behavior through the prism of functional mycobiota exploration
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Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 12:15pm

Dr. Kathryn Fiorella is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public and Ecosystem Health at Cornell University. She leads the Food Systems and Health Concentration area of the Master of Public Health Program. She is also a faculty fellow of the Atkinson Center for Sustainable Future and the Center for Health Equity. Dr. Fiorella holds a PhD in Environmental Science, Policy and Management and Masters in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley, and an AB from Princeton University in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Dr. Fiorella was an Atkinson Postdoctoral Fellow...

Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 11:30am

Language can capture complex and pervasive social biases, which reinforce power dynamics that harm marginalized groups. In this talk, Saadia Gabriel will discuss three case studies in her research on recognizing the patterns of harmful or false language like COVID-19 (dis/mis)information and hate speech. She will also discuss progress and challenges in mitigating harmful effects on marginalized groups, and how these case studies relate to the narrative of her own life.

Saadia Gabriel is a 5th year PhD student in the Paul G....

Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 9:00am

Retreat to review diversity progress for the prior year and discuss plans for the new academic year.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 4:30pm

As part of The Steminist Movement's annual Sustainabilty Summit, we welcome Professor Christopher Rapley. Professor Rapley is a Professor of Climate Science at University College London and Chair of the European Space Agency (ESA) Director General's High Level Science Policy Advisory Committee and of London Climate Change Partnership. Join us for a webinar as Professor Rapley shares on his career in climate sciences and advice for a future of sustainability.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 12:00am

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County (CCE Oswego) will be hosting a free virtual workshop through Zoom on Wednesday, April 20th from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Come listen to guest speaker Dr. Michael P. Hoffmann, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Entomology at Cornell University, discuss how climate change is impacting our global food system. Dr. Hoffmann is Executive Director Emeritus of the Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions and is also the co-author of a recent book published by Cornell University Press called, “Our Changing Menu: Climate...

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 6:00pm

Susie Fubini, DVM, Professor, Section of Large Animal Surgery at Cornell's Equine Hospital presents on the many complications that can occur during this 'routine' procedure.

Our seminar audience keeps growing and we hope you will join equine enthusiasts from around the world who are tuning in for this quality educational experience brought to you by Cornell's Equine Hospital, New York State 4-H, and Cornell Cooperative Extension. This event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 12:00pm

the Center for Veterinary Business and Entrepreneurship welcomes Neil Tarallo, a seasoned active entrepreneur, academic, and consultant who brings a fresh perspective from the hospitality industry. Mr. Tarallo is a Senior Lecturer of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Nolan School of Hotel Administration, SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 12:00pm

Diego Diel, DVM, MS, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences,

"The human-animal interface of SARS-CoV-2: a zoonotic virus with a broad host range"

Monday, April 18, 2022 - 4:00pm


"Leveraging C. elegans genetics to understand membrane-associated machinery"

Dr. Gunther Hollopeter, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine

Friday, April 15, 2022 - 12:15pm


Edward Pearce, PhD
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
School of Medicine
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
Bloomberg School of Public Health
John Hopkins University

Faculty Host: Ted Clark (
Admin Coordinator: Jackie Creque (

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - 12:25pm

Perspectives in Global Development Seminar
Speaker: Uma Lele, president of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE)
Note: The original seminar date has change. The seminar will now be held April 13 
Location: Emerson 135 and Zoom

The Sustainable Development Goals are off track. The prospects of the SDGs being realized by 2030 are bleak. The rapid pace of consistent decline in poverty and hunger until 2015 had slowed even before COVID-19. Often overlooked is the fact that much of that...

Monday, April 11, 2022 - 2:45pm

Now is a critical time for action to address the climate crisis and the scientific community has a key role to play—not only in advancing scientific understanding of climate change and its impacts, but also in science communication and engagement with communities, stakeholders, and decision-makers at all levels. Policy decisions on climate change must be informed by both scientific evidence and robust community input. The impacts of climate change exacerbate existing societal inequities, and climate solutions must ensure that community voices are elevated and environmental justice is...

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - 4:00pm

"Mitochindrial Shape-Shifting in the T cell Response"

Dr. Erika Pearce, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Host: Theodore Clark, Microbiology & Immunology



Friday, April 1, 2022 - 12:30pm

Talk Title: "Medicaid as a Policy Lever for Improving Health Equity in the United States"

Speaker: Dr. William Schpero

TALK ABSTRACT: Medicaid is the single largest insurer in the United States and disproportionately provides health care coverage for members of minoritized racial and ethnic groups. Due, in part, to its federalist structure, Medicaid is both a source of inequity in the U.S. health care system, as well as a potential policy lever for achieving equity. In this seminar, Dr....