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The EMI Annual Conference 2023 will be held on Nov 3, at Cornell Tech, NYC. Please stay connected and register to our newsletter to keep updated about speakers, program, and registration.


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November 3, 2023

Nov 3, 2023: EMI Conference 2023 at Bloomberg Center, Cornell Tech, NYC

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Cornell University’s Emerging Market Institute is holding its annual conference on November 3rd at Bloomberg Center, Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island, NYC.

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October 30, 2023

Oct 30, 2023: Lingua Mater Competition Deadline

The Lingua Mater competition invites students and alumni to translate Cornell's Alma Mater into a different language and submit a video of the performed translation. The inaugural Lingua Mater alumni competition took place in 2018 as part of Cornell's Global Grand Challenges Symposium. The top videos received cash prizes.

2023 competition details

Can you translate Cornell’s Alma Mater into your mother tongue (or a language you are learning/have learned at Cornell) and sing it? We invite you to translate “Far Above Cayuga’s Waters” and submit a video of you (and your friends!) performing it, wherever you may be!

Translations do not need to be exact or perfectly in meter but should capture the feel and tune of our university’s Alma Mater. As is customary, include the first verse, refrain, second verse, and refrain in your video submission (for guidance, listen to a performance and read the lyrics).

Video submissions need to be MP4 files at 1920 x 1080 (1080p), in landscape mode with an aspect ratio of 16:9. Please ensure that you have copyright permission for any images/videos you use.

Entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges. Submissions will be judged equally on the translation, the musical quality, and the creativity in visual presentation.

The top three student entries will win cash prizes, the top alumni entry will receive financial support and Cornell swag for a local alumni event.

Winners will be announced during International Education Week (November 13-17, 2023), and the top video will be posted online that week. For alumni, be sure to subscribe to our weekly newsletter to stay in the know of this competition and international alumni activities.

Student entries may be submitted by any registered Cornell student or group of students.
Alumni entries may be submitted by any Cornell alumni groups outside of the United States and Canada.

Submission deadline: Monday, October 30, 2023


Please contact Angelika Kraemer, Director of the Language Resource Center, if you have any questions.

The Lingua Mater competition is co-sponsored by the Language Resource Center, the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs, and the Office of International Alumni Relations.

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May 26, 2023

May 26, 2023: EMI Fellows Graduation 2023

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Join the Emerging Markets Institute to celebrate EMI fellows '23 graduation.

During their programs, the fellows contributed to the development of EMI's activities, such as the EMI Conference and webinars, and the EMI Report.

The graduating EMI fellows are the reflex of the success in engaging business leaders to become experts in emerging markets.

Dress code: Formal. The brochure will be available here in the next few days.

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