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!


PRESIDENT: Hillary Yeboah




This Week's Organization Spotlight

The Multicultural Greek Letter Council

The Multicultural Greek Letter Council is composed of 13 culturally-based orgs who serve to coordinate programs with an emphasis on service & culture.

The mission is to operate as a united governing body for all organizations. They are dedicated to promoting unity and serving as a support system for all organizations. They serve as a model for the underrepresented student community and operate as a united body to effectively advocate the issues and concerns of our organizations and the entire campus community that we serve.

The purpose of MGLC is to positively promote cultural Greek Life as it exists at Cornell University and beyond.

Upcoming ALANA Events

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Mental Health in the Minority Community

The Multicultural Greek Letter Council invites all members of the Ithaca community! Join us for a discussion on mental health in marginalized communities. Discuss resources available, how they can be improved to be more inclusive, and how to better support one-another. Let's talk! We will be collaborating with ALANA Intercultural Board, Black Students United, La Asociación Latina, and Haven: The LGBTQ+ Student Union.

Date: Monday, March 21, 2016

Location: Bio-Technology Building, Room G10

Time: 6:00 PM

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Upcoming Events

College of Human Ecology

Association for Students of Color


Study Abroad Panel

Join us as student panelists share stories about their experiences abroad. Topics will include: study abroad preparation, the role of race and ethnicity in international travel, and maximizing the abroad experience.

Monday, March ​21

4:45pm - 5:45pm Room G87 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall

Questions? Contact Evodie Ganjwa (

** This event is open to ALL Cornell students **

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Berger Current Events Program


Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 4:30 pm in 184 Myron Taylor Hall

Keynote Speaker:

LAKHDAR BRAHIMI, Einaudi Center Practitioner-in-Residence; Former U.N. Under Secretary General and Special Adviser to the Secretary General; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Algeria


ALEX ALEINIKOFF, Former U.N. Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva and Visiting Professor of Law at Columbia University

LISEL HINTZ, Postdoctoral Fellow, Einaudi Center


CHANTAL THOMAS, Professor of Law, Cornell Law School, Cornell University and Director of the Clarke Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East and North Africa

Jointly organized by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, the Berger Center for International Legal Studies, and the Clarke Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Are you interested in making a difference?

Need to earn service hours?

Want to volunteer but can’t host?

Become a Student Greeter and be the first to welcome admitted students during Diversity Hosting Month!

Sign up HERE to RSVP for upcoming greeter trainings

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Islam and the American Common Good

University Lecture by Prof. Sherman Jackson, USC

The Muslim Educational and Cultural Association at Cornell University is pleased to announce an upcoming University Lecture by Professor Sherman Jackson, King Faisal Chair in Islamic Thought and Culture, and Professor of Religion and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California.

Professor Jackson will present a talk titled 'Islam and the American Common Good' on March 22, 2016 at 5 PM. The lecture will take place in Kaufmann Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall and will be followed by a reception in Klarman Hall atrium. This event is free and open to the public.

Professor Jackson is the author of numerous books, including ‘Islam and the Problem of Black Suffering’, ‘Islam and the Blackamerican’, ‘On the Boundaries of Theological Tolerance in Islam’, and ‘Islamic Law and the State: The Constitutional Jurisprudence of Shihab al-Din al-Qarafi’. His recent articles include 'Islamic Law, Muslims and American Politics' and 'Jihad: Between Law, Fact and Orientalism'. He received his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.

This event is made possible through generous funding from the Cornell University Faculty and the University Lecture Series. The University Lecture fund was first endowed at the beginning of the twentieth century by Goldwin Smith. The designation 'University Lecturer' is given to a speaker whose subject is likely to draw, on the occasion of presenting a single lecture, a wide audience from a range of departments or programs.

Cornell Event

Facebook Event

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E.Motion, a Korean-pop dance group, will be having its dance showcase "Music Bank @ Cornell," in WSH Memorial Room on April 7th, and will start at 7pm. Doors will open at 6:30.

Facebook event :

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Call for performers:
Do you have a talent (associated with Indian culture) you honed in school or undergrad that you'd like to perform at Cornell? Love getting on stage? We're calling all singers, instrumentalists, dancers, bands, actors, comedians, puppeteers, rusty and not so rusty, rank noobies and maestros to join us on stage and have your moment in the spotlight. Register here and contact Samyuktha Kannan ( to save a performance spot. OR just write to us to find out what all the noise is about!!

Call for volunteers and artists:
The stage not your thing? Do you have talent or a deep appreciation for art, design and meeting fun, exciting people? We're calling for artists and enthusiasts to volunteer at the event and handicraft stalls. Contact Pooja Gudibanda (

All volunteers and performers will get a free ticket to the event. However, volunteer spots are LIMITED!

What is this about?

Cornell India Association and SPICMACAY are proud to host our annual mega cultural extravaganza, Art of India in a whole new avatar this year. Spend an evening in a truly immersive Indian experience - packed with Indian music and dance performances, authentic street food stalls (serving sweets and savories from different regions of India), handicraft workshops and souvenir stalls, collaborative artwork and a photo booth that will take you across the world to a vivid desi bazaar - we are excited to bring you a vibrant Indian celebration like no other!!!

First 100 entry tickets are available via our website at $5 a ticket . Every ticket can be redeemed for 3 Food Coupons, 2 Art Souvenirs, a Welcome Drink and Paan (its a steal now, but prices may go up)! We will also be selling tickets at convenient locations on campus for purchase through cash or credit card. Follow our event on Facebook for updates on ticketing schedules, and event announcements (including menu, and performances).

Again, we will sell out; so get your tickets NOW!!


What : Art of India 2016

When : April 9th, Saturday, 4.00 pm onwards

Where : The brand new Klarman Hall and Auditorium

Tickets : First 100 tickets for $5, available on our website!

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Do you have a story about mentorship and its advantages for women? Would you like to pay homage to your mentors? What does mentorship mean to you? What do you think is its role in women's personal and professional lives? SUBMIT YOUR THOUGHTS TO IMARA MAGAZINE BY APRIL 10TH TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE SPRING ISSUE! Email sn346@cornell.eduor!
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Calling all freshman, sophomores, and juniors!

CALS Student Advisory Council to the Dean, is now recruiting new members to join our council. The council is a student run organization that communicates relevant student issues to Dean Boor to better the student experience in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The organization consists of several committes of students from various departments and deals with topics ranging from Funding to CALS Spirit!

To apply for membership, please fill out the following application:

Applications are due on March 25th, 2016 at 11:59pm

Check out our website for more information:

Join the Facebook Event here:

For questions, contact:

Job, Internship and Scholarship Opportunities

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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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Blackstone LaunchPad is looking for students to share a one minute video about a campus problem they identify and believe they can feasibly solve.

Attached below are instructions for this competition. There are CASH prizes for winners.

The competition opens March 14 - April 8. Winners will be announced Week of April 25.

If you have any questions, contact your Blackstone LaunchPad Campus Team.

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