Life after Cornell—emeritus style

Life after Cornell isn’t just an alumni experience. There are 34 emeriti professors whose careers were devoted to the college and its students, whose work here actually changed lives, and who have left the Hilltop and seek fulfillment, much like their former students.

Here are photos, outtakes, and a summary of life after Cornell for four former faculty who are actively pursuing their interests in retirement. Photos are by Robyn Schwab Aaron ’07.

Hugh Lifson

Vivian Heywood

Richard Martin

Richard Thomas

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  • Hugh Lifson
  • Vivian Heywood

    Vivian Heywood in her home studio, 2018. Photo by Robyn Schwab Aaron '07

  • Richard Martin
  • Richard Thomas