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2014-15 academic awards

Cornell College honored students with departmental and college-wide academic awards on Thursday, April 23.

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Student Symposium April 25

Students will present their independent research at Cornell College’s 19th annual Student Symposium on April 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Thomas Commons.

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5 senior art shows open April 12

Five Cornell College seniors will present their senior thesis art exhibits starting April 12.

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21 elected to Phi Beta Kappa

Nineteen Cornell College seniors and two Cornell College juniors were elected to Phi Beta Kappa, the country’s oldest and most respected academic honor society.

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Eight courses heading off campus

Dozens of students in eight different courses will spend Block 6 off campus, going as far afield as the Bahamas, Belize, Rome, and New Zealand.

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Best-selling author speaking Jan. 28

Sam Kean, a best-selling science author, will speak about neuroscience and his latest book, “The Dueling Neurosurgeons,” at 11:15 a.m. on Jan. 28 at Cornell College.

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Expert puppeteers coming to campus

Three nationally recognized puppeteers from the Puppet Kitchen in New York City will be in residency at Cornell College this spring. They will teach courses, work with students, and direct a play based on Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky’s 1874 “Pictures at an Exhibition.”

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Fellowship leads to publication, opportunities after graduation

David Yamaguchi co-authored a paper published in the journal Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences after a summer Cornell Fellowship at the University of Iowa’s department of biochemistry.

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Professor’s book out Jan. 1

Kirilka Stavreva, professor of English and creative writing at Cornell College, has a book, “Words Like Daggers: Violent Female Speech in Early Modern England” that will be available Jan. 1 from the University of Nebraska Press.

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Cornell College joins UI Law 3+3 program

Cornell College and the University of Iowa College of Law have entered an agreement that will allow qualified Cornell College students to earn their bachelor’s degree and law degree in a total of six years.

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Cornell College launching 2 new programs

Cornell College will add two new programs, business and engineering sciences, starting in the 2015-16 academic year.

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Byers wins Jack Kent Cooke scholarship for graduate school

J.R. Byers ’14 was awarded the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Continuing Scholar Graduate Award to pursue a master’s degree in Russia.

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McAuliffe chosen as Dana Fellow

Shena McAuliffe has accepted the Robert P. Dana Emerging Writer Fellowship with Cornell College’s Center for the Literary Arts.

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Grant provides new science equipment

The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust has given Cornell College a $200,000 grant toward the purchase of a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometer, an advanced piece of scientific equipment that will allow students perform more in-depth, hands-on research.

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Mellon grant will fund summer research institute

Cornell College has received a $500,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to create a summer research institute and to expand its digital liberal arts efforts.

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