cornell report summer 2014

  • Ask the experts

    Jun 19, 2014

    Alumni offer their secrets to success in various endeavors and answer questions from how to balance work and family to how to follow your dreams.

  • Tiny flies, big research

    Jun 19, 2014

    Biology Professor Marty Condon’s research into the genetics of tropical flies includes numerous students, and several alumni, who have traveled with her to the tropics. Twice her findings have appeared in Science.

  • In Brief

    Jun 19, 2014

    Can’t stop running; Goodwin next Delt Lecturer; Messy Math; Online courses; It takes more than a tornado; Golden Installation; Real Success for Mock Trial; ZIP Code Day; Tomas Commons fabulously finished

  • 9 years, 9 Fulbrights

    Jun 19, 2014

    Two members of the Class of 2014 are Fulbright Scholarship winners, making nine Fulbright winners in the past nine years.

  • NEH honors two professors

    Jun 19, 2014

    Two professors earned recognition from the National Endowment for the Humanities this spring.

  • Professor helps solve ancient climate riddle

    Jun 19, 2014

    Rhawn Denniston, geology professor and chair of the environmental studies program, is part of a team that solved a long-standing question about ancient climate change.
    Denniston is the co-author of a paper in the journal Nature Communications that addresses the argument about how glaciers grow and melt over tens of thousands of years.

  • Farrington-Clute to alumni: ‘You bring us joy’

    Jun 19, 2014

    In April Spanish Professor Sally Farrington-Clute, who retired this year after 41 years, was named an honorary alumna by the Cornell College Alumni Association. In a tearful speech before she received her certificate, Farrington-Clute focused on the impact that students and alumni have on professors.

  • Writing center named for Dungy

    Jun 19, 2014

    When she arrived at Cornell in 1960, Madgetta Thornton Dungy was the only African-American female student on campus. Dungy went on to earn a master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of Colorado. She served as interim director of Multicultural Affairs at Cornell College in 1994 and then Visiting Professor of education for the 1995–96 academic year. In 1997 Dungy completed her Ph.D. in higher education administration. As a professional and volunteer, she has been recognized for her work in national, state, and local community organizations and associations on behalf of students of color, women, the arts, and nonprofit agencies.

  • Students pioneer epic piece

    Jun 19, 2014

    In April the Cornell Chamber Orchestra and Concert Choir became only the second group to perform an ambitious piece.

  • Rams excel on ball diamonds, land NCAA qualifier in shot put

    Jun 19, 2014

    Cornell College fielded a pair of 20-win teams on the ball diamonds and capped a successful spring season with an NCAA qualifier in track and field.

  • Coolidge goes out an NCAA champion

    Jun 19, 2014

    Alex Coolidge ’14 brought home Cornell’s first national wrestling title in 24 years at the NCAA Division III Championships March 15 in Cedar Rapids.

  • Hanae Shiga ’11

    Jun 18, 2014

    Hanae Shiga ’11 helps foreigners find amazing experiences when traveling in Japan.

  • Cody Dunne ’07

    Jun 18, 2014

    Cody Dunne ’07 is part of IBM’s Watson Group, working on advanced computer artificial intelligence.

  • 50 years later: Memories of an activist and Fisk University exchange student

    Jun 18, 2014

    Tom Herbert ’66 responded to “The March for Freedom: Civil Rights Activists Look Back,” in the spring Cornell Report with this account of his experience as an exchange student at Fisk University.

  • Class News

    Jun 18, 2014