Updates from the ALANA Intercultural Board

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Our newsletter will be sent out weekly and will inform you of upcoming events, resources, and job and internship opportunities! Read what's new this week!

This Week's Organization Spotlight

Project Hope

Project Hope at Cornell University was founded in Spring 2005 by Yuantian Leslie Huang. The purpose of the organization is to serve as a bridge between the Cornell Community and the Hope Project developed by the China Youth Development Foundation.


1. To prevent orphaned, single-parent and underprivileged children from dropping out of school due to poverty.

2. To promote awareness and to improve the quality of education for children facing poverty in rural areas of China.

While they are not a direct part of, nor incorporated with the China Youth Development Foundation, they use them as the bridge between the money they raise and the children they help. They have contacts with local administrators in China that help us distribute their money and provide them with follow up reports on the students or other projects (i.e. libraries, schools) that they may sponsor.

Through Hope Night and other fundraising events, they raised over $4000 during our years at Cornell. As an organization (everyone had a say), they decided to sponsor the tuition of over 25 children in Anhui and Guangdong during our first three years in existence. As of the summer of 2008, thanks to the efforts of their advisor, Frances Yufen Lee Mehta (aka Lee Laoshi), Project Hope is proud to make a new collaboration with officials of Gansu Province in distributing the same kind of aid to 26 disadvantaged students of Wanhe Village, committing enough funds to help them finish primary school. They have currently sponsored the oldest children.

Upcoming Events

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Graduating SENIORS’16

Kente Stole w/ Class of 2016 key chain can bepurchased on starting

Monday, April 18th at the

Center for Intercultural Dialogue

626 Thurston Avenue

See Ms. Johnson, Room 202

Sale days and Times


9:00am - 12:00pm

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Supplies are limited

Your Cost $10.00


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Are you looking to gain leadership?

Do you want to make a difference in the Latina/o community?

Consider running for LAL!

La Asociación Latina is the umbrella organization for most Latina/o organizations on campus.

We will be accepting letters of intent until May 3rd at 11:59pm to

Open elections will take place on May 4th at 6:30pm at the Latino Living Center Main Lounge.

Position descriptions are attached below. If you have any questions please email Isabel Macias at im259@cornell

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Foreign Policy Distinguished Speaker Series


Head of the Initial Reception of Refugees Unit, Ministry for Integration, Baden-Württemberg, Germany


Monday, May 2, 2016, at 5:00pm

Lewis Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall

Admission is free and open to the public

For more information visit:

Organized by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies and co-sponsored by the Migration Initiative of the Cornell Institute for European Studies.


Dr. Andreas M. Wüst joined the Ministry for Integration in the German state of Baden-Württemberg in 2011 and manages the challenges of refugee admission since 2014. He was a fellow at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research and visiting professor at the University of Mannheim (2009-10) and the University of Heidelberg (2010-11). Dr. Wüst has published articles in various international journals, including The Journal for Legislative Studies, Electoral Studies, German Politics, German Politics and Society and International Migration Review. He is also co-editor of the book The Political Representation of Immigrants and Minorities: Voters, Parties and Parliaments in Liberal Democracies (London: Routledge, 2011). Dr. Wüst received his Ph.D. (2002) in political science at the University of Heidelberg.


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Lund Critical Debate Series



(Class 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkley with parallel appointments in the Energy and Resources Group, the Goldman School of Public Policy, and the department of Nuclear Engineering)


(Executive Director of World Energy Council Finland — WEC Finland)


(Jack G. Clarke Professor of Law in Far East Legal Studies and Professor of Anthropology, Cornell University)

Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 4:30 PM

Klarman Auditorium

Admission is free and open to the public

For more information see

Organized by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

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The purpose of Celebr(ASIAN) is to reflect, recognize, and celebrate the efforts and achievements of our individual leaders and community as a whole.

Questions or concerns? Please contact Linda He (lh485), Athena Shea (aks85), Kartik Ramkumar (kr374), or Stephanie Hahm (sh799).

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In celebration of the publication of our Poetry Anthology #15, Prisoner Express would like to invite you to a live reading of some of our favorite poems from this edition!

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Come learn about Prisoner Express, and experience the power and the humor of poetry from behind the bars.

Refreshments will be served.

Prisoner Express is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded to promote rehabilitation by providing information, education and opportunities for creative self-expression to incarcerated men and women. The provision of education reduces recidivism, ultimately saving money and resources currently used to warehouse prisoners. Prisoner Express steps through the isolation and alienation of prison life to bring hope, education, and fosters a sense of community among the prisoners who participate.

Job, Internship and Scholarship Opportunities

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Looking for an affordable place to live over the summer?

Consider living in Wari Cooperative!

6 singles and 1 double room available.

Note: There is no application process for the summer. Housing is available to all Cornell students (of all genders) who will be on campus for academic purposes this summer.

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Summer 2016 - Cornell in Zambia

Politics and History of Southern Africa

Students in the College of Arts and Sciences can apply for funding by filling out the travel form at:

Interested students should stop by Day Hall B20 to enroll, submit a deposit and the authorization form.

This three-week course will introduce students to the history and politics of Zambia and, more broadly, southern Africa. It will examine the history of European settlement in southern Africa, the liberation wars and the independence process, apartheid and its effects in southern Africa, and post-apartheid democracy in southern Africa.

In addition, this course will prepare students for higher level courses on African history, ethnic conflict, and cultural theories.

This program is designed for students who are interested in the history of the settler states, federation, and liberation wars in southern Africa and want to know about the effects of apartheid on southern African economies and about post-apartheid southern Africa and the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).

For more information visit the websites:

GOVT 3394 001-LEC Off-campus program: Politics and History of Zambia

Number: 1211

Class dates: June 4-26, 2016

Exam dates: Will be provided by instructor (see Final exams)

Days/times: MTWRFS 8 AM - 3 PM Other, Off-Campus

Credit: 3

Grade:Student option

Instructor: Ndulo, M. (mbn5), Van De Walle, N. (nv38)

Max. enroll: 15

To enroll: See Politics and History of Zambia for enrollment information.

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Voices of African Mothers (VAM) is a United Nation NGO started by Nana Fosu-Randall in 2004 to empower African women and girls. This summer will be the fourth time Cornell students travel to Ghana to participate in this enriching service-learning experience! The program will be a 6-8 week commitment from late June to early August. Students in the program will be participating in development and education work at VAM’s many project sites with opportunities for individual projects in virtually any desired area, including schools, hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, co-ops, and more. In addition, students in the program will have opportunities to experience Ghanaian culture and visit cultural sites. Students who apply should be self-motivated, demonstrate superior leadership and teamwork abilities. Prior international experience is not a must, but is preferred. Upon acceptance to the program, funding opportunities will be discussed. Please contact Blake Brown (btb52), Lala Xu (lqx2), or Emily Martey (ebm72) with any questions, comments, or concerns. We look forward to reviewing your applications!
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