Cornell University

Beyond Borders: Exploring the History of Cornell's Global Dimensions

Wednesday, September 18, 2024 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Olin Library, 107 161 Ho Plaza Ithaca, NY 14853

Since its founding, Cornell University has engaged in many internationally-focused activities. The new book Beyond Borders: Exploring the History of Cornell's Global Dimensions (Cornell Publishing, 2024) reflects on the diversity, accomplishments, and impact of these engagements, both abroad and on campus, through a collection of fifty-eight short chapters, many written by authors who played pivotal roles in this history themselves.   

Join us in-person or via Zoom for a Chats in the Stacks book talk with the editors of this volume, Royal D. Colle, professor emeritus of Communication, Heike Michelsen former director of programming at Einaudi Center, Elaine D. Engst, Cornell University archivist emerita, and Corey Ryan Earle, visiting lecturer in the American Studies Program. The editorial team will discuss this collection of vignettes which takes the reader around the world with agricultural researchers, anthropologists, medical practitioners, economists, civil engineers, Peace Corps volunteers, and more, while also exploring the vital role of international studies and language programs on campus, as well as in Cornell’s library and museum collections. Beyond Borders shows how through the education of generations of global citizens, innovative research, and mutually beneficial relationship-building Cornell University has influenced the world. 

This book talk is hosted by Olin Library. Light refreshments will be served.  


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Author Appearance, Special Event, Presentation


Cornell University Library, Communication, Olin Library, American Studies Program, Global Cornell

University Themes

Campus Life, Public Engagement, Research


American studies, Cornell University Library, CUL, book talk, olin library, global partnerships, Einaudi, Global Cornell, Einaudi Center

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Jenny Leijonhufvud


Royal D. Colle, Heike Michelsen, Elaine D. Engst and Corey Ryan Earle

Speaker Affiliation

Communications, Einaudi Center, Cornell University Library, American Studies Program

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Free and open to all.

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