Cornell University

Soup & Hope with Frances Yufen Lee Mehta POSTPONED UNTIL 3/23/17!!!

Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 12:00pm to 12:50pm

Sage Chapel
Central Campus

Frances Yufen Lee Mehta, senior lecturer of Chinese Mandarin in the Department of Asian Studies, has been a Cornell faculty member for over two decades.  She has a passion for teaching and mentoring students and is the recipient of many awards, including the Clark Distinguished Teaching Award, and the Kendall Carpenter Memorial Advising Award. 

Frances was Faculty-in-Residence in Court-Kay-Bauer from 2007 until 2013, prior to which she was a Faculty Fellow since 1996. Currently a Faculty Fellow for the High Rises, she is very active in student life across campus and is also the faculty advisor for over ten student organizations.

Frances will share her stories of hope and her life journey starting from an island thousands of miles away. 

Over the past 9 years, over 50 speakers have touched, inspired, motivated, and stirred the hearts of those who gather during the winter months at Sage Chapel for this bi-weekly series. Stories have come from a wide range of Cornell staff, faculty, students, alumni, and community members. They are shared among friends and colleagues, over bowls of hot soup & bread. 

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