cornell report summer 2013

  • Symposium stories

    Jun 20, 2013

    Every year in April dozens of students present their scholarly work, sharing their research, performances, and insights.

  • Cornellians come home for a century

    Jun 20, 2013

    Since 1913 Cornellians have returned to the Hilltop for Homecoming, rekindling deep, lasting friendships, and making new connections.

  • In Brief

    Jun 19, 2013

    Baccalaureate, Commencement, Thomas Commons construction, New Year’s Water Festival, scholarships for students, and new grants

  • Spring break: Students travel to serve

    Jun 19, 2013

    Every year since 2004 Cornell has sent students on one-week service trips during spring break. This year’s Alternative Spring Break project was the largest yet, with 92 students traveling to seven locations around the United States.

  • How to teach Dante

    Jun 19, 2013

    Kirilka Stavreva, an English and creative writing professor since 2001, collected and edited 11 articles—including one she wrote herself—about multidisciplinary approaches to teaching Dante for the winter 2013 edition of the journal Pedagogy.

  • Fuel that smells like French fries: Cornell produces biodiesel

    Jun 19, 2013

    If you feel hungry when you’re on campus, it might be because of one of the college’s latest efforts at sustainability. The college began converting used cooking oil from the dining hall into biodiesel to fuel campus vehicles in January, and maintenance workers say the exhaust smells just like French fries.

  • Tropical escape from the Hilltop

    Jun 19, 2013

    Cornell’s beautiful trees and historic buildings are blanketed with snow for much of the winter, but each year several classes escape the cold on trips to the tropics. Courses taught by Cornell professors have traveled to the Gerace Research Center in the Bahamas for years, and 2013 marked the third annual trip to a field station in Latin America, located this year in Belize.

  • Music professor wins grant for new course

    Jun 19, 2013

    James Martin, professor of music at Cornell since 1981, has been awarded a $25,000 grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities to create a course designed to study an enduring question: “What is the relationship between tradition and innovation?” The course will be taught at least twice and will be open to students regardless of major.

  • Following his dream brought Hilmers down to earth

    Jun 19, 2013

    David Hilmers ’72 took a circuitous route back to Cornell—think millions of miles. Between his graduation and his most recent return to campus to speak to students this spring, he joined the Marines, became an astronaut, and flew on four shuttle missions with NASA. What’s more impressive is that those accomplishments likely aren’t the most impressive things he’s ever done.

  • Lacrosse coming in 2014–15

    Jun 19, 2013

    Cornell will field men’s and women’s lacrosse teams starting with the 2014–15 academic year.

  • 3 All-Americans

    Jun 19, 2013

    Cornell fielded All-Americans in women’s basketball, wrestling, and baseball.

  • Softball title caps banner year in Cornell athletics

    Jun 19, 2013

    Cornell completed a rare Midwest Conference sweep of the three major women’s sports in 2012-13.

  • Class News

    Jun 18, 2013

    Class news is now available at myCornell. You can log in there to see the latest news from fellow alumni.

  • Sam Schroeder ’98 and Bridget Thorson Schroeder ’98

    Jun 18, 2013

    Sam Schroeder ’98 and Bridget Thorson Schroeder ’98 wanted to connect with Cornell and took a personal route. They established the Schroeder Fellowship in Art, which provides funding for experiential learning.

  • The changing world of publishing

    Jun 18, 2013

    When Jay Fairfield ’83, CEO of the HF Group, the largest library and specialty binding firm in the country, left the financial services industry in 1989 to join his father in a specialty bookbinding business, he said there were signs of change in the book world, though few could imagine the Internet’s impact or the technological advancement in digital content.