A symposium was help in December 1999 to examine fundamental issues at the beginning of a new century facing research universities, such as Cornell, and to honor Cornell's 8th president, Dale R, Corson. This DVD captures that salute, which included an 18-minute video tribute, the speeches at a gala banquet and a luncheon (71 minutes) and the audio for more than 13 major addresses presented at the Symposium - for a total DVD running time of about 10 hours, including thoughtful and provocative presentations by the 9th and 10th Presidents of Cornell University - Frank Rhodes and Hunter Rawlings. In addition to the news stories about the Symposium, included are photos of the Corson family and many of their friends who attended the Symposium. These presentations are musically enhanced with Cornell presentations by the Glee Club and chimes masters.
This video chronicles the life of Cornell President Emeritus Dale Corson, from his boyhood and college years in Kansas to his distinguished career at Cornell. Commentary by various Cornell colleagues includes discussion of Corson's roles as Chair of the Physics Department, Dean of the College of Engineering, Provost, and President. The program also looks at Corson's very active post-retirement life, including his role in the creation of the Kendal at Ithaca retirement community. A streaming media version of this file is available http://streaming1.video.cornell.edu:8080/ramgen/corson/corson.rm.
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