Alumni Newsletter Fall 2023
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Graduate Students Go Global!
Every summer, Cornell graduate students travel the globe to conduct field research. Learn about summer research conducted by archaeology master’s student MyKayla Williamson, natural resources and the environment doctoral student Charlie Tebbutt, physics doctoral candidate Darren Pereira, and applied economics and management doctoral student Tess Lallemant.
More Graduate School News
- Donor-Funded Fellowship Helping Doctoral Candidate Improve Grapevines’ Climate Resilience
- Leveling Up: Graduate School, GPSA Provide New Air Conditioning, Other Improvements at the Big Red Barn
- Learning to Lead Inclusively
- Funding for Fluency: Grants Support Summer Language Study
Ph.D. candidate Thomas Feng and Hanna Kebbede, the niece of Emahoy Tsege-Mariam Gebru.
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Thomas Feng, a doctoral student in performance practice (keyboard studies), is collaborating with the Emahoy Tsege-Mariam Music Foundation, which has been keeping and digitizing the composer’s archive, to further identify and catalog Emahoy’s written and recorded music.
More Research with Impact
- ‘Smart’ Glasses Skew Power Balance with Nonwearers
- Jenny Fu, information science doctoral candidate
- Metal-loving Microbes Savor Green Way to Refine Rare Earth
- Sean Medin, biological and environmental engineering doctoral candidate
- Contagious Omicron Strain Replicates Early in Infection
- Shahrzad Ezzatpour, microbiology doctoral candidate
Students have a discussion on campus.
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“While the start of every academic year at Cornell is marked by great anticipation, this autumn is especially exciting as we embark together on our universitywide theme year, ‘The Indispensable Condition: Freedom of Expression at Cornell,'” wrote President Martha E. Pollack in her start of the semester welcome message.
More Cornell and Ithaca News
- Old-growth Forest Preserve Gains Acreage Through Local Partnership
- Ithaca Car-Share is Making a Comeback
- County Honors Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫɁ with Street Signs
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Free Cornell-themed Quizzes and Puzzles
Take visual quizzes, complete Cornell-themed crosswords, engage in trivia, and play two truths and a lie on the Cornellians website.
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Cornellians Would Love to Hear From You!
Grad Notes are your opportunity to connect with your fellow alums and share news. Have you marked a career milestone or taken a trip? Did you get married, have a baby, or welcome a grandchild? Do you have a Big Red memory that would make other Cornellians smile?
An adult puffin brings fish back to its burrow to feed the chicks.
Steve Kress, Ph.D. ’75, looks back on a 50-year effort to restore the ‘clowns of the sea’ to their breeding grounds off the Maine coast.
More Alumni in the News
The Salmon on Your Plate Has a Troubling Cost. These Farms Offer Hope.
The New York Times, 10/16/23
Alumni: Brian Vinci ’90, M.Eng. ’94, Ph.D. ’03
Manuel Muñoz, M.F.A. ’98, Wins MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’
Cornell Chronicle, 10/5/23
Alumni: Manuel Muñoz, M.F.A. ‘98
Award-Winning Author Mines Humor from Academic Absurdity
Alumni: Julie Schumacher, M.F.A. ‘86
Rory Todhunter, Ph.D. ’92, Named Inaugural Director of Riney Canine Health Center
Cornell Chronicle, 7/20/23
Alumni: Rory Todhunter, Ph.D. ‘92
Tetris Reveals How People Respond to an Unfair AI
Cornell Chronicle, 5/15/23
Alumni: Houston Claure, M.S. ’20, Ph.D. ‘23
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