Howard Rodman talk

Academic Year 2019-2020 Events

Due to the transition to virtual instruction in March 2020, all public programs after March 4th were postponed. 

Milstein Students Practice Public Speaking Skills

SPEAK AND BE HEARD: Communication Tools for Career Success with Eliza VanCort
Monday, March 2, 2020
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Eliza VanCort, a motivational speaker who specializes in workplace communication, facilitated a series of public speaking workshops for Milstein Program students in March 2020. In the workshops, VanCort gave the students tips for effective public speaking. 

Milstein student build their paper sound designs

Workshop with Tapan Parikh and Cornell Tech Faculty Team
Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Tapan Parikh, associate professor in the department of Information Science and faculty director of the Milstein Program at Cornell Tech, visited campus with other Cornell Tech educators in February to talk with Milstein students about what to expect during their first six-week summer session at Cornell Tech. Watch the video!

The 2017 Intergroup Dialogue Project (IDP) Conference.

Intergroup Dialogue Process: Creating Community/Working Across Differences - "Connection Across Cohorts/Mentoring"
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Milstein students spent two weeks in February participating in critical reflection and Intergroup Dialogue Project workshops as part of their Collab Course. In these workshops, students reflect on their ongoing work with community partners and learn about mentorship opportunities within the program and on campus.

Richard Kiely

Developing a Disposition of Critically Reflective Practice: Key Concepts and Good Practices with Dr. Richard Kiely
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

To paraphrase educational philosopher, John Dewey, “we don’t learn from experience…we learn from reflecting on experience.” The workshop will focus on key concepts in critical reflection and offer a number of tools to cultivate participants’ skills to engage in high quality critical reflection before, during and after the service-learning experience. Through small group work and interactive exercises, we will engage with a variety of critically reflective methods aimed at distilling learning outcomes that result from service-learning experiences, as well as developing a lifelong disposition of reflective practice.

Participants create materials for design thinking workshop

Milstein Program Special Event: Innovation by Design with Dr. Virginia Rath
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Dr. Virginia Rath, a scientist, design research consultant and serial entrepreneur, led Cornell students in a workshop on Jan. 29, encouraging attendants to employ design thinking skills to innovate solutions. 

During the workshop, students practiced qualitative approaches to design thinking such as user observations and ethnographic interviews to help them understand stakeholders. 

Cornell Tech faculty team tell Milstein students about the summer program

Trip to Cornell Tech for summer updates, alumni visits
Saturday. November 22, 2019

Students in the Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity visited Cornell Tech Nov. 22 to meet with the Milstein Program Advisory Council and learn more about their summer curriculum.

The day began with a lunch and a panel featuring Cornell faculty and staff, as well as advisory council members, including chair Michael Milstein. Greg Morrisett, the new dean and vice provost of Cornell Tech, led the panel, where each member talked about their background, their vision for the program and answered student questions on a variety of topics.

Students attend Data Visualization workshops

Milstein Program Special Event "Data Visualization Workshops" with Dr. Anna Feigenbaum
Monday, November 18 & Wednesday, November 20, 2019

By graphically representing data, information becomes more accessible to different audiences. Anna Feigenbaum, a writer, researcher and educator who focuses on creating social change through technology and communication, visited campus Nov. 18-20 for two workshops on data storytelling, sponsored by the Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity and open to all students.

Student walk around campus with microphones

Milstein Students Attend "Sound Master Classes" with The World According to Sound Podcasters, Chris Hoff and Sam Hartnett
Wednesday, October 23 & November 6, 2019

Through the use of technology, sound can be recorded to tell powerful narratives, as well as communicate important information. Producers Chris Hoff ‘02 and Sam Harnett have made a career out of recording and digitally editing naturally occurring sounds which evoke human emotions and transport listeners. Both are artists-in-residence this semester as a part of Cornell’s Media Studies Initiative. As part of their work on campus, Hoff and Harnett led a two-part “Sound Editing Masterclass” for Milstein students, to introduce them to sound technology and podcast recording techniques. These skills will be useful during the summers on the Cornell Tech campus when Milstein Program students may work on an aural history project. 

Howard Rodman

Milstein Program Special Event "A Reading by Howard Rodman" screenwriter, educator and author. His most recent book, The Great Eastern, soon to be adapted to film
Thursday, October 17, 2019

On Oct. 17, the Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity welcomed screenwriter and novelist Howard Rodman ‘71 to Ithaca for a reading of his new book, “The Great Eastern.”

After graduating from Cornell, where he was editor-in-chief of the Cornell Daily Sun, Rodman held various jobs, including as a guitarist in several Manhattan bands. He eventually found success in screenwriting, working among stars like David Bowie and Julianne Moore and his screenplay for “Savage Grace” was nominated for a Spirit Award in 2008 after it debuted at the Sundance Film Festival.

Scene from "The Wolves" play

Milstein Program Students attend Performance: “The Wolves”
Friday, September 27, 2019

"The Wolves" is a high-energy, high-impact play about coming of age in contemporary American society. Featuring the members of a girls’ high-school soccer team, the play examines in depth issues of inclusion and exclusion, teamwork, acceptance, and selectivity.

Focused also on the toughness of its characters, the play engages and upends our preconceived notions about girlhood and femininity.

Hoffman Ropes Course

Hoffman Ropes and Team Building Course for Milstein Program Students
Sunday, September 1, 2019

Milstein Program students visit the Hoffman Challenge Course on Cornell campus to do team building program and low-ropes course. Students learn team communication, leading/following, thinking outside the box and iterative problem solving all in the form of an experiential, fun day outside.

Students enjoy Milstein BBQ

Welcome BBQ Dinner for Milstein Program students  
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

The Milstein Program in Technology & Humanity is hosting a dinner to welcome the 2022 and 2023 classes of Milstein Program. The group will enjoy a a visti to the beautiful Cornell Botanic Gardens and dinner provided by Dinosaur BBQ.