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Past Events at Mann Library


Chats in the Stacks book talks

  • An Economist in the Real World, book talk by Kaushik Basu (Dept. of Economics),  February 4, 2016.
  • Genetic Modification and Food Quality: A Down To Earth Analysis, book talk by Joe Regenstein (Dept. of Food Science),February 18, 2016 BOOK TALK VIDEO
  • Handbook of Bird Families of the World: An Invitation to the Spectacular Diversity of Birds, book talk by David W. Winkler (Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology / Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology), March 23, 2016BOOK TALK VIDEO
  • The Holy Earth, panel discussion on the centennial edition of L. H. Bailey's Agrarian manifesto by Scott Peters (Dept. of Development Sociology), James Tantillo (Dept. of Natural Resources), and John Linstrom (New York University), April 19, 2016. BOOK TALK VIDEO
  • Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning), book talk by by Marion Nestle (Division of Nutritional Sciences), April 27, 2016.  BOOK TALK VIDEO
  • Following the Wild Bees: The Craft and Science of Bee Hunting, book talk by Tom Seeley (Dept. of Neurobiology & Behavior), September 1, 2016.

Special lectures

"Another Modernism: Home Economics and the Conception of Domestic Space in the U.S., 1900 - 1960," special lecture by Anna S. Myjak-Pycia, 2015 College of Human Ecology Fellow in the History of Home Economics, March 16, 2016. LECTURE VIDEO

 "Hot with a Chance of Megadrought: Anticipating the Extremes of a Changing Climate," Reunion lecture by Toby R. Ault (Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences) and exhibit reception ("Climate Smart Farming: New York Farmers in Their Own Words),  June 10, 2016.


Chats in the Stacks book talks

  • The Modern Land Grant University, book talk by Robert Sternberg (Dept. of Human Development), February 10, 2015. BOOK TALK VIDEO
  • 30 Lessons for Loving, book talk by Karl Pillemer (Dept. of Human Development), February 25, 2015.
  • Civic Ecology: Adaptation and Transformation From the Ground Up, book talk by Marianne Krasny (Dept. of Natural Resources),  April 9, 2015.  BOOK TALK VIDEO
  • Farming the Woods: An Integrated Permaculture Approach to Growing Food and Medicinals in Temperate Forests, book talk by Steve Gabriel (Cornell Small Farms Program),  April 22, 2015 
  • Studies in Structural Sociology, by Frank Young (Dept. of Development Sociology), August 27, 2015
  • Food Price Policy in an Era of Market Instability, book talk by Per Pinstrup Andersen (Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management / Division of Nutritional Sciences),  September 24, 2015. BOOK TALK VIDEO
  • It’s Not Like I’m Poor: How Working Families Make Ends Meet in a Post-Welfare World, book talk by Laura Tach (Dept. of Policy Analysis and Management), October 21, 2015. BOOK TALK VIDEO
  • Bases of Adult Attachment: Linking Brain, Mind and Behavior, book talk by Cindy Hazan (Dept. of Human Development) and Vivian Zayas (Dept. of Psychology), October 29, 2015.
  • The Economics of Biofuel Policies: Impacts on Price Volatility in Grain and Oilseed Markets, book talk by Harry de Gorter, (Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management),  November 5, 2015. BOOK TALK VIDEO

Special lectures: 

"Ergonomics in the Postwar Home: Collaborations between Cornell’s College of Home Economics and Center for Housing and Environmental Studies,"  lecture by Barbara Penner, 2014 Dean's Fellowship recipient in the History of Home Economics and Human Nutrition in the College of Human Ecology, April 16, 2015.  LECTURE VIDEO

"Harvesting Heritage: Agrobiodiversity, Historic Seed Catalogs and the Importance of Preserving Both," reunion lecture by James Giavannoni (Boyce Thompson Institute / USDA) and Marty Schlabach (Mann Library), June 5, 2015. 

"From Glaciers to Generations--Climate Change Affects Landscapes and Lives," lecture by photographer Gary Braasch (a co-sponsored by Cornell Plantations, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, CaRDI / Dept. of Development Sociology, and Mann Library), Wednesday, September 30, 7:30 to 9:00 pm, Alice Statler Auditorium.

"Communicating Creatively About Climate Change," undergraduate seminar with nature photographer Gary Braasch, Thursday, October 1, 4:30-6:00pm, Tatkon Center, Room 3330.

"Glacier Change in Greenland and Alaska Since the Pioneering Cornell Expeditions Led by R. S. Tarr (1896-1911),"  lecture by Matt Pritchard (Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences), November 10, 2016. LECTURE VIDEO


Chats in the Stacks book talks

  • The Neuroscience of Risky Decision-Making, book talk by Valerie Reyna (Dept. of Human Development),  February 10, 2014. BOOK TALK VIDEO
  • Tracks and Shadows: Field Biology as Art, book talk by Harry Greene (Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), March 6, 2014.  BOOK TALK VIDEO
  • International Development: Ideas, Experiences, Prospects, book talk by Ravi Kanbur (Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management),  April 23, 2014. BOOK TALK VIDEO
  • Toward Engaged Anthropology, book talk by Sam Beck (College of Human Ecology Urban Semester Program) April 30, 2014.  BOOK TALK VIDEO,  
  • Greening in the Red Zone: Disaster, Resilience and Community Greening, book talk by Keith Tidball (Dept. of Natural Resources), September 11, 2014. BOOK TALK VIDEO
  • The Dollar Trap: How the U.S. Dollar Tightened Its Grip on Global Finance, book talk by Eswar Prasad (Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management / Dept. of Economics), September 24, 2014. BOOK TALK VIDEO
  • The Neoliberal Regime in the Agri-Food Sector--Crisis, Resilience, and Restructuring, book talk by Steven A. Wolf (Dept. of Natural Resources), October 23, 2014. BOOK TALK VIDEO
  • Chasing the American Dream: Understanding What Shapes our Fortunes, book talk by Tom Hirschl (Dept. of Development Sociology), October 30, 2014. BOOK TALD VIDEO

Special lectures:

  • "To Encircle the World: Flemmie Kittrell and the International Politics of Home Economics," lecture by Allison Horrock, 2013 Fellow in the History of Home Economics (co-sponsored with the College of Human Ecology) March 20, 2014. LECTURE VIDEO
  • "Falconry: An Ancient Art Lives on in America" exhibit talk by Tim Gallagher (Cornell Lab of Ornithology), April 15, 2014. LECTURE VIDEO
  • "Brewing on the Horizon: A Revival of Hops and Craft Beer Production in New York State," reunion lecture by Steve Miller (Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County) and Randy Lacey '77 M.Eng. '99 (Hopshire Farm, Freeville, NY).  June 6, 2014. LECTURE VIDEO
  • "Shifting the Paradigm: Microbes as Animal Helpmates," lecture by Dr. Margaret McFall-Ngai, A.D. White Professor-at-Large,  November 4, 2014. LECTURE VIDEO


Chats in the Stacks book talks

  • Vivo--A Semantic Approach to Scholarly Networking and Discovery,  book talk by Jon Corson-Rikert, Dean Krafft, and Brian Lowe (Cornell University Library), February 21, 2013. BOOK TALK VIDEO
  • Rural Aging in 21st Century America: Understanding Population Trends and Processes, book talk by Nina Glasgow, David Brown and Doug Gurak (Dept. of Development Sociology), March 27, 2013. BOOK TALK VIDEO
  • Service-Learning in Design and Planning: Educating at the Boundaries book talk by Paula Horrigan (Dept. of Landscape Architecture),  April 25, 2013. BOOK TALK VIDEO
  • The Autobiographical Self in Time and Culture, book talk by Qi Wang (Dept. of Human Development), September 17, 2013. BOOK TALK VIDEO
  • The People’s Colleges: A History of the New York State Extension Service in Cornell University and the State, 1876-1948, by Ruby Green Smith, book talk by  Helene Dillard (Cornell Cooperative Extension),  Scott J. Peters (Syracuse University School of Education / Cornell Dept. of Horticulture), and Jane Mt. Pleasant (Dept. of Horticulture), September 26, 2013. BOOK TALK VIDEO
  • The Insects: Structure and Function, book talk by  Angela E. Douglas (Dept. of Entomology), October 24, 2013. BOOK TALK VIDEO
  • Food Security and Sociopolitical Stability, book talk by  Chris Barrett (Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management), Wendy Wolford (Dept. of Development Sociology), Joanna Upton (Dyson School) and Samuel Cromwell (Dept. of Plant Biology), November 7, 2013. BOOK TALK VIDEO

Special Lectures

  • "More Mushroom Alumni," exhibit lecture by Kathie Hodge (Cornell Herbarium / Dept. of Plant Pathology), June 7, 2013. LECTURE VIDEO
  • "Wealth Creation Approach to Community and Economic Development," talk by Shanna Ratner, April 17, 2013.
  • "Climate Change: It's Only a Matter of Counting Calories," talk by Thomas Owens (Dept. of Plant Biology), in celebration of Earth Day 2013, co-sponsored with the Residential Student Congress,  April 17, 2013. 
  • "Soil as a Foundation for Health and Resilience," panel presentation and discussion, April 30, 2013. LECTURE VIDEO
  • “Fixing Family Problems Around the World: Home Economics at the Cornell School for Missionaries,” lecture by Annie Schatz, 2012 Fellow in the  History of Home Economics, College of Human Ecology, October 2, 2013.  LECTURE VIDEO



Chats in the Stacks book talks

  • 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans, book talk by Karl Pillemer (Dept.of Human Development), February 22, 2012.  For more information, visit http://legacyproject.human.cornell.edu/
  • The Adolescent Brain, book talk by Valerie Reyna (Dept. of Human Development), March 1, 2012. BOOK TALK VIDEO
  • Food Policy in Developing Countries: The Role of Government in Global, National, and Local Food Systems, book talk by Per Pinstrup-Andersen (Div. of Nutritional Sciences), March 8 2012. BOOK TALK VIDEO
  • Accumulating Insecurity: Violence and Dispossession in the Making of Everyday Life, book talk by Shelley Feldman and Charles Geisler (Dept. of Development Sociology), April 5, 2012. BOOK TALK VIDEO

  • Interspecific Competition in Birds, book talk by André Dhondt (Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity), Thursday, April 26, 2012. BOOK TALK VIDEO
  • Why Calories Count: From Science to Food Politics,  book talk by Marion Nestle (Nutrition, Food Studies & Public Health, New York University) and Marion Nesheim (Div, of Nutritional Sciences), Thursday, September 6, 2012. BOOK TALK VIDEO
  • Earth: A Tenant's Manual, book talk by President Emeritus Frank H. T. Rhodes (Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences), Thursday, September 20, 2012. BOOK TALK VIDEO
  • Research for the Public Good: Applying the Methods of Translational Research to Improve Human Health and Well-Being, book talk by Elaine Wethington (Dept. of Human Development)  and Rachel
    Dunifon (Dept. of Policy Analysis and Management), Thursday, September 27, 2012. BOOK TALK VIDEO
  • Plant Physics, book talk by Karl Niklas (Dept. of Plant Biology), October 11, 2012. BOOK TALK VIDEO
  • Miller's Anatomy of the Dog, book talk by Howard Evans (Dept. of Biomedical Sciences), November 8, 2012. BOOK TALK VIDEO

Special Lectures

  • Too Big to Know, book talk by Harvard senior researcher David Weinberger, April 16, 2012.
  • "Working Across Differences to Make a Difference,"  panel discussion on collaborative engagement as a pathway toward sustainability, justice and equity. Monday 30 April 2012, 12-2:30pm, Stern Seminar Room (Rm 160).


Chats in the Stacks book talks

  • Feed Your Pet Right: The Authoritative Guide to Feeding Your Dog and Cat, book talk by Malden Nesheim (Dept. of Nutrition, Cornell University) and Marion Nestle (Dept. of Nutrition, Food Science, and Public Health, New York University), February 10, 2011 PODCAST/WEBCAST
  • Democracy and Higher Education: Traditions and Stories of Civic Engagement, book talk by Scott Peters (Dept. of Education, Cornell University). March 31, 2011 PODCAST/WEBCAST

  • Emerging Markets: Resilience and Growth Amid Global Turmoil, book talk by Eswar Prasad (Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University). April 6, 2011. PODCAST/WEBCAST

  • Consuming Mexican Labor: From the Bracero Program to NAFTA, book talk by Ronald Mize (Dept. of Development Sociology, Cornell University) and Alicia Swords (Dept. of Sociology, Ithaca College), April 20, 2011. PODCAST/WEBCAST

  • Why We Need Public Gardens More Than Ever, book talk by Donald Rakow (Cornell Plantations), September 15, 2011. PODCAST/WEBCAST
  • The Complete Book of Potatoes: What Every Grower and Gardener Needs to Know, book talk by Walter De Jong (Dept. of Horticulture), Hielke De Jong  and Joseph B. Sieczka (Dept. of Horticulture). October 13, 2011 PODCAST/WEBCAST

  • The Road to Renewal: Private Investment in U.S. Transportation Infrastructure, book talk by Rick Geddes (Dept. of Policy Analysis and Management),  October 20, 2011

  • The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Obesity, book talk by John Cawley (Dept. of Policy Analysis and Management), October 27, 2011. PODCAST/WEBCAST

  • Craving Earth: Understanding Pica, the Urge to Eat Clay, Starch, Ice, and Chalk, book talk by Sera Young (Div. of Nutritional Sciences). November 3, 2011. PODCAST/WEBCAST

Special Lectures

  • "The National Science Foundation's New Data Management Policy: Information Session for Cornell Researchers," Panel discussion by the Research Data Management Service Group, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 9-10am, Mann 102.
  • "Crops, Languages and Socio-Cultural Developments in South, East, and Southeast Asia," Susan McCouch (Dept. of Plant Breeding and Genetics) and Magnus Fiskesjö (Dept. of Anthropology), Thursday, March 3, 2011 (co-sponsored by the Cornell Southeast Asia Program and the Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development)
  • "Watchful Weighing: The Body Politics of Home Economics, 1920-1950,"  Rachel Moran, 2010 recipent of the College of Human Ecology Fellowship in the History of Home Economics, Thursday, March 3, 2011 (co-sponsored by the College of Human Ecology) PODCAST/WEBCAST
  • "Trout Unlimited Presents: Fly-tying demonstration and tips for the spring angling season,"
    Representatives from the Ithaca-area Leon Chandler Chapter of Trout
    Unlimited provide instruction and tips on tying flies for fly-fishing
    fun and success. Thurs., April 28, 11am - 2pm, Mann Lobby. (Event hosted
    in conjunction with Mann's spring exhibit, "Rainbows and Plunge-pools:
    Fly-fishing and the Lore of the Streams.")
  • "Introduction to Fly-Fishing in the Finger Lakes," special lecture by Michael Lenetsky (Leon Chandler Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Ithaca, NY).  Friday, June 10, 2011. PODCAST/WEBCAST
  • "Cultivating the Country's Best Crop: Developing Youth Through 4-H in the 20th Century," Lecture by Amrys O. Williams, 2011 Fellow in the History of Home Economics, Mon., November 14, 4pm, Room 102. BOOK TALK VIDEO


Chats in the Stacks book talks

  • Bioelectrochemical Systems: From Wastewater to Energy Product , Lars Angenent (Dept. of Biological and Environmental Engineering), February 25, 2010 PODCAST/WEBCAST
  • American Vernacular Buildings and Interiors, 1870-1960, Herbert Gottfried (Dept. of Landscape Architecture) and Jan Jennings (Dept. of Design and Environmental Analysis), March 10, 2010 PODCAST/WEBCAST
  • Thinking at Every Desk: Four Simple Thinking Skills That Will Transform Your Teaching, Classroom, School and District , Laura Colosi (Family Life Development Center) and Derek Cabrera (ThinkWorks),  September 30, 2010. PODCAST/WEBCAST
  • Health Care Turning Point: Why Single Payer Won't Work, Roger Battistella (Dept. of Policy Analysis and Management), October 14, 2010. PODCAST/WEBCAST
  • Losing Paradise: The Water Crisis in the Mediterranean, Gail Holst-Warhaft (Dept. of Romance Studies) and Tammo Steenhuis (Dept. of Biological and Environmental Engineering), November 4, 2010. PODCAST/WEBCAST
  • Honeybee Democracy, Tom Seeley (Dept. of Neurobiology and Behavior), November 11, 2010. PODCAST/WEBCAST

Special lectures

  • "The Travelling Tulip," Chad Miller (Dept. of Horticulture), Light in Winter event, January 24, 2010 PODCAST/WEBCAST
  • "The Homemaker and the Home Economist: Definitions and Identities in the Second Half of the 20th Century,"  Anna Flaming, 2009 recipient of the College of Human Ecology Fellowship in the History of Home Economics, March 2, 2010 PODCAST/WEBCAST
  • "Dr. Asa Gray and His Finger Lakes Chum,"  Dan Weinstock, MD, April 1, 2010 PODCAST/WEBCAST
  • "The Finger Lakes Wine Industry Reinvents Itself," Tim Martinson (New York State Agricultural Experiment Station), April 15, 2010  PODCAST/WEBCAST
  • "Andrew Dickson White on Beauty," Carol Kammen (Dept. of History), June 11, 2010 PODCAST/WEBCAST
  • "Out of the Teeming Sea: Cornell's Collection of Blaschka Sea Life
    Drew Harvell, (Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), June 11, 2010 PODCAST/WEBCAST
  • "Rice, Cornell, and Southeast Asia," Randy Barker (Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Management) and Norm Uphoff (International Programs), in conjunction with special display on the history of rice cultivation by the Cornell Southeast Asia Program, October 21, 2010.


Chats in the Stacks book talks

  • Westcott's Plant Disease Handbook, R. K. Horst (Dept. of Plant Pathology), March 26, 2009. PODCAST/WEBCAST
  • After The Origin, Sheila Dean (Rare and Manuscript Collection, Kroch Library), April 30, 2009
  • For the Rock Record: Geologists on Intelligent Design, Warren Allmon (Paleontological Research Institute), June 5, 2009. PODCAST/WEBCAST
  • Plant Cell Biology, Randy Wayne (Dept. of Plant Biology), October 29, 2009 PODCAST/WEBCAST
  • Context-Aware Mobile Computing: Affordances of Space, Social Awareness, and Social Influence, Geri Gay (Dept. of Communication), November 5, 2009 PODCAST/WEBCAST

Special lectures and readings

  • "Beneath Notice: Little Fungi for Good and Evil," Multimedia presentation by Kathie Hodge (Dept. of Plant Pathology) given as part of the 2009 Light in Winter Festival of Art and Science, January 25, 3009
  • "A Growing College, Redux: When Home Economics Became Human Ecology," Gwen Kay (Dept. of History, SUNY Osweg and 2008 College of Human Ecology Fellow in the History of Home Economics), March 4, 2009. PODCAST/WEBCAST
  • Haiku Reading by Frank Robinson and Tom Clausen, April 21, 2009. PODCAST/WEBCAST
  • Local Food Fair, displays and demos by Cornell programs, local producers and CSA's, with presentations by Matt LeRoux (Cornell Cooperative Extension-Tompkins County), Michael Glos (Kingbird Farm, Berkshire, NY) and Liz Brown (Mann Library), November 19, 2009
  • "Health Care Reform in the U.S.: A Discussion," Kosali Simon (Dept. of Policy Analysis and Management) and William White (Dept. of Policy Analysis and Management), November 30, 2009. PODCAST/WEBCAST


Chats in the Stacks book talks

  • The Audubon Society Guide for Attracting Birds: Creating Natural Habitats for Properties Large and Small, Stephen Kress (Cornell Lab of Ornithology), March 12, 2008. PODCAST/WEBCAST
  • Saving Forests, Protecting People? Environmental Conservation in Central America, Max Pfeffer (Dept. of Development Sociology), April 22, 2008. PODCAST/WEBCAST
  • Falcon Fever: A Falconer in the Twenty-first Century, Tim Gallagher (Cornell Lab of Ornithology), September 18, 2008
  • Light and Video Microscopy, Randy Wayne (Dept. of Plant Biology), November 6, 2008. PODCAST/WEBCAST
  • Rural Retirement Migration, David Brown (Dept. of Development Sociology) and Nina Glasgow (Dept. of Development Sociology), November 13, 2008. PODCAST/WEBCAST

Special lectures and readings

  • "The Cornell eClips Collection: Bringing Voices of Business, Entrepreneurship and Leadership into the Classroom," Deborah Streeter (Dept. of Applied Economics and Management), March 11, 2008. PODCAST/WEBCAST
  • Poetry reading by Frank Robinson, April 10, 2008. PODCAST/WEBCAST
  • "Turfwork!: Telling a Story of Environmental Art," Marcia Eames-Sheavley (Dept. of Horticulture), Sven Kalim, and Flisa Marie Stevenson, September 11, 2008.
  • "The College on Wheels and Post-World War Two Extreme Home Makeovers," Karen Dunn-Haley, 2007 College of Human Ecology Fellow in the History of Home Economics, October 2, 2008. PODCAST/WEBCAST


Chats in the Stacks book talks

  • Forsaken Females: The Global Brutalization of Women, Andrea Parrot (Dept. of Policy Analysis and Management) and Nina Cummings (Gannett Health Center), March 8, 2007. PODCAST/WEBCAST
  • Engaging Campus and Community: The Practice of Public Scholarship in the State and Land Grant University, Scott Peters Dept. of Education) , March 29, 2007. PODCAST/WEBCAST
  • Wired Shut: Copyright and the Shape of Digital Culture, Tarleton Gillespie (Dept. of Communication), April 19, 2007. PODCAST/WEBCAST
  • Rodent Societies: An Ecological and Evolutionary Perspective, Paul Sherman (Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) and Janet Shellman Sherman (Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) , September 25, 2007.
  • Contributions to the History of Herpetology, Kraig Adler (Dept. of Neurobiology and Behavior), October 25, 2007. PODCAST/WEBCAST
  • Child Language: Acquisition and Growth, Barbara Lust (Dept. of Human Development), November 29, 2007. PODCAST/WEBCAST

Special lectures and readings in 2007

  • "Pleasure and Comfort: The Allure of Chocolate," Jordan Le Bel (School of Hotel Administration), February 28, 2007. PODCAST/WEBCAST and YouTube clip
  • Poetry reading by Fred Muratori, April 10, 2007. PODCAST/WEBCAST
  • ‘To Make More Useful:’ The Impact of Home Economics Education and Outreach on Domestic Storage Improvements,” Mary Anne Beecher, College of Human Ecology Fellow in the History of Home Economics, April 23, 2007. PODCAST/WEBCAST
  • Remarks on Jeni Wightman's "Visualizing Meaning," Buzz Spector, Dept. of Art, September 19, 2007 CORNELLCAST [See also CornellCast of Visualizing Meaning, a film about Jeni Wightman and her Sept. 2007 inaugural installation at Mann Library]
  • "The Syracuse Community Geographer: Using GIS to Affect Community Change in Syracuse, NY,"   Jonnell Allen, Syracuse University, November 14, 2007.


Chats in the Stacks book talks

  • Food Aid after Fifty Years: Recasting Its Role, Chris Barrett (Dept. of Applied Economics and Management), February 7, 2006 PODCAST/WEBCAST
  • Cheap and Tasteful Dwellings: Design Competitions and the Convenient Interior, Jan Jennings (Dept. of Design and Environmental Analysis), February 23, 2006 PODCAST/WEBCAST
  • The Science of False Memory, Charles Brainerd and Valerie Reyna (Dept. of Human Development), November 2, 2006 PODCAST/WEBCAST
  • Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think, Brian Wansink (Dept. of Applied Economics and Management), November 7, 2006 PODCAST/WEBCAST

Special lectures and readings in 2006

  • Poetry reading by the Route 9 Haiku Group, Yu Chang, Tom Clausen, John Stevenson, and Hilary Tann, March 23, 2006 PODCAST/WEBCAST
  • "Salamander Crossing: Amphibian Conservation and the Ringwood Nature Preserve," Kraig Adler (Dept. of Neurobiology and Behavior), June 10, 2006 PODCAST/WEBCAST
  • "Forest Farming as an Agroforestry System for the Northeast," Ken Mudge (Dept. of Horticulture), October 19, 2006 PODCAST/WEBCAST
  • "A Brief History of Geospatial Technology: Customization, Control, and Unintended Consequences," Mark Monmonier, (Dept. of Geography, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University), November 8, 2006


Chats in the Stacks book talks

  • Trees in the urban landscape, Nina Bassuk (Dept. of Horticulture) and Peter Trowbridge (Dept. of Landscape Architecture), February 10, 2005
  • Beautiful Botanicals: Painting and Drawing Flowers and Plants, Bente Starcke King (Dept. of Horticulture), with introduction by Jack Lambert (Dept. of Horticulture, March 3, 2005
  • The New Gay Teenager, Ritch Savin-Williams (Dept. of Human Development), March 16, 2005
  • The Grail Bird: Hot on the Trail of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, Tim Gallagher (Cornell Lab of Ornithology), September 20, 2005 LISTEN
  • Plant Hormones: Biosynthesis, Signal Transduction, Action!: or, The Trials and Tribulations of Producing a Multi-author Research Book, Peter Davies (Dept. of Plant Biology), November 3, 2005

Special lectures and readings in 2005

  • “Putting Home Economists to Work: Using Home Economics Research to tell the Story of the American Diet", Gabrielle Petrick, 2004 College of Human Ecology Fellow in the History of Home Economics, March 30, 2005
  • "Tools and Toys: A History of Computing at Cornell and a Preview of Things to Come”, Geri Gay (Dept. of Communication) and John Rudan (Office of Information Technologies), May 4, 2005
  • “The Strange Attractor: New and Selected Poems”, A poetry reading by Robert Morgan (Dept. of English), May 10, 2005
  • "Mushroom Alumni: Remarkable Fungi from the Other Side of the World”, Kathie Hodges (Dept. of Plant Pathology) and Kent Loeffler (Dept. of Plant Pathology), June 10, 2005
  • "For the Love of Apples: Explorations of Apple Lore and Reflections on Cider Making”, Mary Jean Welser  (New York State Agricultural Experiment Station) and Ian Merwin (Dept. of Horticulture), October 6, 2005
  • "Food and the First World War: American Food Aid and Home Economics”, Helen Veit (College of Human Ecology Fellow in the History of Home Economics), November 15, 2005
  • "The Making of the Adirondack Atlas”, Andy Keal, author and GIS specialist; given in conjunction with GIS Day Celebration, November 16, 2005


Chats in the Stacks book talks

  • For Love of Insects, Tom Eisner (Dept. of Neurobiology and Behavior),  March 3, 2004
  • The Economics of an Aging Society,  Richard Burkhauser (Dept. of Policy Analysis and Management)  October 6, 2004,
  • Challenges for Rural America in the Twenty-First Century, Development Sociology and City & Regional Planning faculty, November 15, 2004

Special lectures and readings in 2004

  • "From Euthenics to Organics Lessons on Citizenship from American Food Reformers," Charlotte Biltekoff
  • "America's Most Unwanted: Asian Longhorned Beetle--Its Introduction, and Its Impact and Threat to Urban Forests," Richard Hoebeke, Dept. of Entomology
  • "Telling the Bees" A poetry reading by Karen Anderson (MFA, Dept. of English) and Gina Franco (Knox College) in celebration of National Poetry Month, April 2004.
  • "Environmental Impacts of Globalization and Trade," Corey Lofdahl, Senior Scientist Science, Application International Corporation (SAIC), October 22, 2004
  • "Plumage and Poetry: Alexander Wilson's 1804 Ornithological Exploration of the Finger Lakes," Marty Schlabach (Frank A. Lee Library and Comstock Memorial Library of Entomology) and David Corson (Rare and Manuscript Collections, Krock Library), October 28, 2004
  • "Illustrating Systems Thinking with Examples from Modeling the Environment", Dr. Andrew Ford, Program in Environmental Science and Regional Planning, Washington State University, November 2004


Chats in the Stacks book talks

  • Kansas Charley: A Boy Murderer from the American Past, Joan Brumberg (Dept. of Human Development and Women's Studies Program), November 2003
  • "AGORA: A Digital Library for Sustainable Agriculture in the Developing World",  Robert Herdt, October 2003.
  • Cornell Then and Now, Ronald E. Ostman (Dept. of Communication) and Harry Littell, July 2003.
  • Biological Invasions: Economic and Environmental Costs of Alien Plant, Animal, and Microbe Species, David Pimentel (Dept. of Entomology), February 2003. Also see the Cornell Daily Sun article

Special lectures and readings in 2003

  • "The Art and Science of Blaschka Glasswork", William Warmus and Drew Harvell (Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), June 2003
  • "Designing the Library of the Future", Architect Beyhan Karahan, March 2003
  • "Cascade Experiment: The Science of Poetry and the Poetry of Science," poetry reading by  Alice Fulton (Dept. of English) in celebration of National Poetry Month, April 2003.


Chats in the Stacks book talks  and readings

  • And Words Can Hurt Forever: How to Protect Adolescents from Bullying, Harassment and Emotional Violence,  James Garbarino and Ellen deLara (Dept. of Human Development), Sept. 2002,.
  • Don't Tell Me What To Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years, Christine Schelhas-Miller (Dept. of Human Development), March 2002
  • Spring and other poems, A poetry reading by Ken McClane (Dept. of English) , April 2002. A recording of this reading is available in DVD format at the Olin Library Media Center, call no: PS3563 A26119 A6 2002


Inaugural Chats in the Stacks book talk

  • Tales From the Underground: A Natural History of Subterranean Life, David Wolfe (Dept. of Horticulture), November 2001

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