From: Holland International Living Center
Date: October 12, 2020
Subject: HILC Weekly Newsletter 10.12



Monday, October 12, 2020
The HILC Weekly Newsletter will continue posting the best events hosted by or related to the Holland International Living Center!


  1. Conversations with International Graduate Students
  2. Presentation on Sleeping for Success
  3. Event Feature: Online Learning Reset

Important Announcements 🔈

  • Free stamps in the HILC lobby! Free stamps are now available in the lobby on the round table by the couches. Feel free to use these for absentees ballots or other outgoing mail. There's no strict stamp limit, but please be courteous to your fellow residents and take only what you absolutely need. When stamps run out, please email and more will be placed on the table.
  • Did you know that HILC has Faculty Fellows? These full-time Cornell faculty members have a strong interest in and devotion to the students who live in the halls. They attend, sponsor, and plan programs within HILC and across campus! We have four amazing Faculty Fellows, some of whom have shared opportunities for academic engagement below. For more information, see our website. 
  • All current first year students are guaranteed housing for the next academic year: As a reminder, all current first year students are guaranteed on-campus housing for their second year. More information will be coming out soon, but if you're worried and thinking about signing a lease, please know that on-campus housing is available (and much easier to cancel, as in NY state most leases can't be easily broken). If you have any questions, email

Conversations with International Graduate Students

Faculty Fellow Melissa Myers would like to invite HILC and other dorm residents to two discussions being led by Cornell international graduate students this Thursday, October 15, 1:25 – 2:40pm. We encourage students to join both, but understand if you can only attend one. We are limiting participants to the first 12 per each discussion to keep it smaller in the hopes of providing the best opportunities for everyone to participate and weigh in. We hope you can join us! 
To sign up for a discussion, click here.  
Discussion One: Artificial Intelligence vs Humans: How will AI change work in the future?
This discussion is being led by Shi-Yuan Ma, a PhD candidate in Applied Physics and Ryan Kim who is pursing an MBA. 
Thursday, October 15, 1:30 – 2pm 
Zoom link:  
Discussion Two: Food Additives: Are they safe? 
This discussion is being led by Sara Madarshahian, a PhD candidate in Food Science and Technology and Caroline Hong who is pursuing a Master’s degree in Fiber and Apparel Design. 
Thursday, October 15, 2:10 – 2:40pm 
Zoom link:  

Presentation for Sleep Success

This Friday, October 16th from 12:30-1:40pm, join Faculty Fellow Christine Leuenberger and her class for a Zoom presentation from sleep expert Rebecca Robbins:

"Dr. Rebecca Robbins received her PhD in health communication from Cornell University. She has completed postdoctoral training in behavioral sleep medicine and sleep and circadian disorders at Harvard Medical School and NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Dr. Robbins is currently a sleep researcher at the Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She is the co-author of "Sleep for Success! Everything you must know about sleep but are too tired to ask." In her research she uses novel marketing and communication tactics and mobile, wearable sensors to improve sleep and circadian outcomes.  She has appeared on national television segments including the Today Show, CBS This Morning and Fox Business News. She has held teaching positions at the Weill Cornell Medical College in Doha, Qatar, Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, and Harvard College."

To join the Zoom Meeting:


Meeting ID: 978 0523 9634

Passcode: 1t130q


Reset: Online Classes

Looking to do a refresh on how to do well with online learning? Join Donlon Faculty Fellow Abby Drake in learning strategies to do well in an online semester.

This Wednesday, October 14th at 10:00am.

To join the meeting, use this link: No need to register ahead of time; all are welcome!



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