Cornell University

News Archive for 2017

Doctoral student named Future Leader in Science

Doctoral student named Future Leader in Science

March 16, 2017

Ann Bybee-Finley, a second-year doctoral student at Cornell studying cropping systems resilience with a focus on Northeastern dairy producers, has been named a 2017 Future Leader in Science. read more

Cornell ranked among best in U.S. News grad school rankings

Cornell ranked among best in U.S. News grad school rankings

March 14, 2017

The 2018 U.S. News World Report ranking of graduate schools is out, and Cornell has again landed in the top 10 for English and engineering programs. read more

New environment and sustainability major approved

New environment and sustainability major approved

March 9, 2017

The new major in the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences was approved March 8 by the Cornell Faculty Senate and, pending state approval, will launch in fall... read more

Cornell leaders issue statement on revised immigration order

Cornell leaders issue statement on revised immigration order

March 7, 2017

Senior Vice Provost Barbara Knuth, Vice President Ryan Lombardi and Vice Provost Laura Spitz issued a statement about concerns pertaining to President Trump's revised executive order. read more

Matter Design Computation grad program set to launch

Matter Design Computation grad program set to launch

March 2, 2017

A new multidisciplinary collaborative research graduate degree program at Cornell will combine architectural research with study in material computation, adaptive architecture and digital fabrication. read more

Endowed scholarship challenge is launched

Endowed scholarship challenge is launched

February 20, 2017

At the start of this year, Cornell launched a fundraising challenge aimed at creating up to 100 new endowed scholarships, totaling an estimated $25 million, for aid-eligible students. read more

Jenny Sabin's 'Lumen' wins MoMA PS1 competition

Jenny Sabin's 'Lumen' wins MoMA PS1 competition

February 17, 2017

Assistant professor of architecture Jenny Sabin has won the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program design competition for Lumen, a pavilion opening this summer at PS1 in Long Island City. read more

Cornell joins amicus brief in challenge to U.S. entry ban

Cornell joins amicus brief in challenge to U.S. entry ban

February 13, 2017

Cornell University has joined 16 other colleges and universities on an amicus brief in a U.S. District Court case challenging the Trump administration’s executive order on travel and immigration. read more

Cornell Board of Trustees approves 2017-18 tuition rates

Cornell Board of Trustees approves 2017-18 tuition rates

February 13, 2017

At its January meeting, the Cornell Board of Trustees approved planning parameters for the university's 2017-18 budget, including tuition and housing and dining rates. read more

Cornell continues to welcome applicants from all countries

Cornell continues to welcome applicants from all countries

February 10, 2017

Cornell is continuing to encourage admissions applicants from all countries, including those from seven nations named in the Trump administration's Jan. 27 executive order banning entry into the U.S. read more

Alum lauds Israel's water management in campus talk

Alum lauds Israel's water management in campus talk

February 8, 2017

Seth M. Siegel, author of Let There Be Water: Israel's Solution for a Water-Starved World, discussed spreading awareness of the global water problem before it becomes a humanitarian crisis Feb. 6. read more

Robert F. Smith is Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year 2017

Robert F. Smith is Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year 2017

January 31, 2017

Robert F. Smith '85 has been named the Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year 2017. He will be honored Nov. 3 during Cornell’s annual Entrepreneurship Summit in New York City. read more

The Johnson family legacy at Cornell University

The Johnson family legacy at Cornell University

January 28, 2017

The $150 million gift given by Fisk Johnson and his company to endow the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business marks the latest chapter in a relationship between the Johnson family and Cornell... read more

$150M gift founds Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

$150M gift founds Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

January 28, 2017

Alumnus H. Fisk Johnson and SC Johnson have committed $150 million for the College of Business, which has been renamed the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. It is the largest single gift to the... read more

Cornell startup Rosie is business of the year in Ithaca

Cornell startup Rosie is business of the year in Ithaca

January 27, 2017

The Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce has named Rosie Applications as the Distinguished Business of the Year Award for its investment in Ithaca and being pioneers of the tech service industry in... read more

PCCW microgrants fund women-led student projects

PCCW microgrants fund women-led student projects

January 24, 2017

The President's Council of Cornell Women announced the recipients of its PCCW spring 2017 microgrants that support women-led student projects. read more

On economic mobility report card, Cornell earns top marks

On economic mobility report card, Cornell earns top marks

January 23, 2017

Cornell helps set its students on the path to the American Dream, according to the Equality of Opportunity Project's Mobility Report Cards: The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility. read more

Engaged Cornell Hub opens in Kennedy Hall

Engaged Cornell Hub opens in Kennedy Hall

January 19, 2017

The new Engaged Cornell Hub on the third floor of Kennedy Hall offers a central location and shared collaborative space for public and community service and engagement units on campus. read more

Three receive annual Schwartz awards for life sciences

Three receive annual Schwartz awards for life sciences

January 18, 2017

An immunologist, a molecular biologist and a plant scientist have each received awards from the Schwartz Research Fund for Women in Life Sciences. read more

Alumna, activist Rosa Clemente to reflect on MLK's legacy

Alumna, activist Rosa Clemente to reflect on MLK's legacy

January 13, 2017

Rosa Clemente, M.P.S. '02, will speak on the significance of political activism and social justice and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy, Jan. 24 at the Africana Studies and Research Center. read more

Final grant from Atlantic supports The Cornell Tradition

Final grant from Atlantic supports The Cornell Tradition

January 5, 2017

The Atlantic Philanthropies, established by Charles F. Feeney '56, has made a $7 million grant to The Cornell Tradition, a fellowship program offering service, work and scholarship opportunities for... read more