Alumni gathered for Homecoming Oct. 14 through 16 on Cornell’s campus. One of the highlights of the weekend is the annual Alumni Convocation.
Geology Professor Rhawn Denniston was interviewed by The Atlantic for its recurring Nine and a Half Questions feature. The conversation covers his work at Cornell, his paleoclimatology research and the future of sustainable energy.
From Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, Cornell College’s Civic Engagement Office sponsored a service trip to Mapleton, Iowa to serve in the community’s continuing tornado relief effort. A group of 12 Cornell students and two staff members grabbed their shovels and spent their Block Break planting more than 20 trees and dozens of perennials.
Rhawn Denniston, associate professor of geology, has been awarded a $98,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study pre-historical hurricane activity in tropical northern Australia. This research continues Denniston’s work on stalagmites and involves field work in caves in the remote Kimberley region of Australia, as well as laboratory work at the University of New [...]
One of the most visible—and audible—updates to the Hilltop this fall will be felt throughout town as the 1882 King Chapel clock is ticking again and the carillon is ringing. The Seth Thomas clock once again keeps time over campus and rings on the hour after being shut off for a year, and the carillons [...]
Associate Professor of English Michelle Mouton was the faculty speaker at the 2011 Commencement ceremony. She spoke to the more than 250 graduates and their families about the way their liberal arts education has left them better prepared than most for the challenges they will face.
College Chaplain Catherine Quehl-Engel ’89 spoke to the class of 2011 at the Baccalaureate service on May 28 about the way they can move forward, make a difference and realize their purposes in life. The full story contains video excerpts and a complete transcript of Quehl-Engels words.
The Cornell College Chaplain and Spiritual Life Office, it’s Soul Friends and Interfaith Understanding/Exploration
team, Civic Engagement Office, and Eyes of the World held a candlelight healing vigil for Japan disaster relief on Tuesday, April 12. The event raised money for Red Cross Japan. View a photo gallery in the full story.
More than 50 Cornell College students will present their research on topics ranging from dating before and after 9/11 to a tectonic history of China to a look at masculine stereotypes in a high school vocal music classroom as part of the college’s 15th annual Student Symposium on April 16.
The Peace Corps celebrates its 50th anniversary this week, and while many Cornell College graduates have served, one stands out: Bill Aossey ’63. Aossey was recognized as the first Muslim to serve in the Peace Corps. He was posted to Senegal, a predominantly Muslim nation, after his graduation.