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  • Mentors’ encouragement led to science career

    Nov 17, 2017

    Candice Nulsen ’95 wasn’t  simply the first person in her family to go to college. “I didn’t even know how to apply to college,“ she says. Now she’s earned a doctorate in molecular biology, genetics, and cell and developmental biology.  She works at the intersection of technology and science, serving as a bridge between companies and […]

  • Challenged by ambiguity

    Nov 17, 2017

    Fia Wulur ’13 says her four years at Cornell were outstanding preparation for her current position as a program manager in Amazon’s Last Mile operations, which she describes as “entrepreneurial and ambiguous.” “At Cornell, every block is different. It’s a new subject, new material, a new professor, new classmates. You have to constantly adjust to […]

  • Too successful to retire

    Nov 17, 2017

    Ronald Vane ’67 has always been up for adventures. He was raised in California and wanted to learn more about the country and to experience snow. Cornell made his short list because it was certified by the American Chemical Society, and he enrolled after a solo train trip to visit campus. These days he’s got a […]

  • My Italian adventure

    Nov 17, 2017

    This story begins 50 years ago in the summer of 1967 when Dennis Kato ’69 and I spent two and one-half months crisscrossing our way across Europe from London to Athens.  We visited cities as large as Paris, Rome, and Berlin, to small unheard of villages like Valenzano, Italy. My father emigrated from Valenzano in […]

  • Jean Tapp Beal ’52

    Nov 17, 2017

    Humanitarian, educator, and Cornell Life Trustee Jean Tapp Beal ’52 died Sept. 2, 2017, in Rockford, Illinois. Beal graduated from Cornell with majors in sociology and elementary education. After leaving the Hilltop, she taught elementary school in Arlington Heights, Illinois. In 1953 she married the Rev. E. Maynard Beal ’52. She became active in the United Methodist […]

  • Russell Science topped out, on schedule

    Nov 17, 2017

    Filled with signatures that are now a permanent part of the building, the final steel beam went into place on Russell Science Center during a Homecoming topping out ceremony on Sept. 23. Alumni, students, faculty, staff, and community members signed the beam in the days before it was hoisted by a crane to the top […]

  • Owls celebrate 100th anniversary

    Nov 17, 2017

    Homecoming 2017 was a milestone in Cornell social group history. The Owls (Beta Omicron) celebrated the 100th anniversary of their founding in 1917 by Roe Howard and a group of six friends. There were 150 people in attendance at the 100th Anniversary Dinner and even more at the Owl tailgating spot at the football game. […]

  • Homecoming 2017

    Nov 17, 2017

    More than 700 people returned to the Hilltop for Homecoming, traveling from 38 states and as far away as New Zealand and Japan. Brittany Atchison Horn ’10, recipient of the Young Alumni Achievement Award, expressed her gratitude to Cornell succinctly and universally when she told the audience in King Chapel, “Thank you for believing in […]

  • Endowment is next priority

    Nov 17, 2017

    Cornell’s endowment has been identified as the next priority for the Greater > Than campaign. An endowment is the financial foundation for the college, providing a perpetual resource for a rich variety of programs such as scholarships and financial assistance for students, funds for the benefit of academic programs, and support for distinguished and dedicated […]

  • McLennans give $500,000 to sciences

    Nov 15, 2017

    Bob McLennan ’65 & Becky Martin McLennan ’64 gave a generous $500,000 gift for a classroom in Russell Science Center.

  • McGranes support sciences for future of Cornell

    Nov 10, 2017

    John McGrane ’73 and Martha “Marty” Benson McGrane ’73 have given $200,000 to name a chemistry lab on the third floor of Russell Science Center.

  • Durhams support future of science through gift

    Nov 1, 2017

    By giving $250,000 to Cornell’s science facilities project, Thomas Durham ’77 and the Rev. Martha Hemenway Durham ’78 say they are supporting future scientific advances by Cornellians. “Cornell has contributed many scientists to the nation, especially considering the school’s size. We can contribute even more to that trend of great scientists coming out of Cornell […]

  • Alumna earns fellowship to world science conference

    Oct 25, 2017

    Setsen Altan-Ochir ’15 is one of five science reporters selected to attend the 10th World Conference for Science Journalists with travel fellowships. She will travel from her home country of Mongolia.

  • Boyers make leadership gift for sciences

    Oct 24, 2017

    Gilda Vinzulis Boyer ’84 and Barry Boyer ’84 have given $250,000 to the college’s science facilities project as Gilda prepares to become chair of the Cornell Board of Trustees on Oct. 28.

  • Alumnus research published in Nature

    Oct 11, 2017

    The journal Nature recently published research by Casey Godwin ’03.