Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.69
Liaison Careen Arsenault
Submission Date March 8, 2013
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Cornell University
ER-T2-8: Themed Semester or Year

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Lisa James
Manager of Facilities Operations
Student & Academic Services
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Has the institution chosen a sustainability-related theme for its themed semester, year, or first-year experience during the past three years?:

A brief description of the themed semester, year, or first-year experience:

In 2010, the Cornell New Student Reading Project focused on contemporary issues of the environmental destruction, human-nature interactions, artificial intelligence, and the future of humanity, through the reading of Phillip K. Dicks dystopian novel, "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep". One of several lectures offered to freshman was titled "Biodiversity, Ecocomplexity, and the Human Experience" and can be viewed here http://www.cornell.edu/video/?videoID=830

The sustainability-related book that was chosen, if applicable:
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

The website URL where information about the theme is available:

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