Cornell University's School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions is pleased to present another fantastic lineup of summer concerts and lectures—always free and open to the public.

Performances include Latin jazz, rock, and reggae, plus engaging lectures from Cornell deans and faculty.

Parking on campus is free after 5 p.m.

Summer Lecture Series: “Can We Reverse Type 2 Diabetes, One of the Greatest Global Health Challenges?”

Wednesday, July 10, 2024, 7:00 pm
Warren Hall, B25

A free public lecture presented by Dr. Shahrad Taheri, Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell

Diabetes is increasing in prevalence worldwide affecting 537 million adults worldwide (nearly 40 million in USA) with devastating consequences for longevity and quality of life for affected individuals and their families. The majority of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes which is commonly believed to be a progressive irreversible disease. However, Dr. Taheri and his team have shown that an intensive lifestyle intervention can result in over 60 percent of people putting their type 2 diabetes remission without medication. Taheri will present his work and show how lifestyle changes and modern ideas can help us look at type 2 diabetes differently and provide better potential outcomes for affected individuals.

Summer Lecture Series: "One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Precision Nutrition for Population Health"

Wednesday, July 17, 2024, 7:00 pm
Warren Hall, B25

A free public lecture presented by Dr. Saurabh Mehta, Cornell’s Janet and Gordon Lankton Professor, Nutritional Sciences  

In this fascinating public talk, Dr.Mehta will compare and contrast "one-size-fits-all” approaches for optimizing population nutrition and health with a newer concept: precision nutrition. He’ll also discuss research gaps and needs for implementing precision nutrition-based approaches with a focus on technology and artificial intelligence.

Free parking on campus after 5 p.m.

Summer Lecture Series: "Environmental Change for Health and Well-being—How Global Fisheries Connect Us All"

Wednesday, July 24, 2024, 7:00 pm
Warren Hall, B25

A free lecture presented by Dr. Kathryn Fiorella, Assistant Professor, Cornell’s Department of Public & Ecosystem Health

Fish are touted as sustainable and nutritious, but growing global demand for fish and expanding aquaculture are quickly reshaping these food systems. At the same time, our global freshwaters are experiencing the most dramatic falls in biodiversity and wild fisheries will continue to be a major source of food. As aquatic food systems and environments are revamped, what does that mean for the people who live and work within these systems? How does it impact their choices about how to use fisheries and their access to biodiversity within them? Kathryn Fiorella will use the case of Cambodia's social-ecological food systems to examine these questions. This talk will ask both how people adapt and the constraints they face, and the ramifications of environmental change for their health and well-being -- and how global fisheries connect to us all.