The Big Red Barn just had its new wood pellet stove installed last week. Unfortunately, the weather has been too warm to put it on since we’ve had it operational. But we are sure that the Ithaca weather will turn cold again before spring arrives.

The stove looks so nice and is a great addition to the Barn. This was all made possible by donations from our Crowdfunding Project in November!

Thank you to all of our alumni, staff, and student supporters!


Do you have writing goals for your thesis or dissertation in the new year? Have you resolved to be a more productive writer in 2013? If so, join our community of writers by subscribing to the Productive Writer listserv to receive emails twice a month with advice and strategies for becoming a more productive writer. 

Sponsored by the Cornell Graduate School, the Productive Writer is free and open to all, especially graduate students writing papers, proposals, theses, and dissertations.


The Will of Dolores Zohrab Liebmann created a perpetual charitable trust designated as “The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund” for the purpose of funding advanced education and graduate study grants, which must be carried out entirely in the United States of America. The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowships are to be awarded only to candidates who have outstanding undergraduate records, have demonstrated a need for financial assistance, are citizens of the United States of America, are enrolled in accredited colleges and universities in the United States, and have received baccalaureate degrees.


Join us as we celebrate National Postdoc Appreciation Week 2016 with social and professional development events, web spotlights, and raffle prizes.


ALS 6014: Theater Techniques for Enhancing Teaching and Public Speaking

Tuesdays, 4:15-6:15pm
1 credit, S/U grading only
Class number: 18031 (requires instructor consent)
Meets from August 23 – October 4*, plus a final presentation event to be scheduled

Theresa Pettit (tp64), Director, Center for Teaching Excellence
Colleen McLinn (cmm252), Director, Cornell University Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning


Are you inspired by the projects that graduate students have been doing on teaching effectiveness? The Center for Teaching Excellence has extended the deadline to apply for the 2016-2017 Graduate Research and Teaching Fellows program.

Graduate Research and Teaching Fellows (GRTFs) develop and implement programs and resources that foster teaching excellence at Cornell University. In addition, they learn to use research strategies to understand, inform and enhance their teaching.

Grad students, postdocs, faculty and staff are invited to participate in a regional learning community on Inclusive Teaching this summer, open to current and future faculty at Cornell, Columbia, University at Buffalo and University at Rochester.
Starting May 1 and continuing through June 11, participants will receive online readings and opportunities for group discussion related to various themes such as growth mindset, implicit bias, privilege, and inclusive language. 

Are you passionate about teaching? Would you like to become an effective teacher at the college or university level? The Center for Teaching Excellence offers two fellowship programs (Graduate Teaching Assistant Fellowship and Graduate Research and Teaching Fellowship) to all Cornell graduate students.


Do you know a Cornell Faculty member who displays extraordinary commitment to graduate and/or professional students?

The Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GPSA) is currently seeking nominations for its fifth annual Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Advising, and Mentoring of Graduate and Professional Students. Click here for details about the selection criteria and how to submit a nomination.


Are you interested in preparing for the academic job search by writing a teaching philosophy statement, comparing institutional types, designing a syllabus, and learning how to better support and assess student learning? If so, consider taking ALS 6015: The Practice of Teaching in Higher Education (2 credits) this spring.