Highlights from Announcements 10/11/21

Beebe Lake in fallTake a walk around Beebe Lake, and check out I Love NY’s fall foliage report.


Help Shape the Cornell Health Plan and Health Fee

Students are invited to join the Student Health Benefits Advisory Committee (SHBAC) for the 2021-2022 academic year. Members of the committee will review and make recommendations on the Student Health Plan (SHP), Student Health Plan Plus (SHP Plus), and Student Health Fee. This vital committee helps to ensure your health needs are being understood and appropriately covered by Cornell’s student insurance plan.


Fall Drop Deadline is Approaching!

The last day to drop courses or to change grading options is Thursday, October 21st. Enrollment changes will not be permitted after the 21st. Be proactive and check Student Center now to confirm your enrollment is correct.

First-Year Research Students and Responsible Conduct of Research

Every graduate student pursuing a research degree (master’s or doctoral) is required to complete training on Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), addressing issues of authorship, peer review, plagiarism, and research misconduct.

Students must complete the online RCR-Full (Full Course on Responsible Conduct of Research) training through Cornell’s Office of Research Integrity and Assurance (ORIA) before the end of the second registered semester. Be proactive and complete the training now.


Recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a holiday celebrated on the second Monday of October in the U.S. At its core, it aims to honor the past, present, and futures of Native peoples throughout the U.S. and acknowledges the legacy of colonialism, which has devastated Indigenous communities historically and continues to negatively impact them today.

Read more about Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

Cornell’s First Female Doctoral Grad

May Preston SlossonLast spring, Flora Slosson Wuellner found a few Cornell-related photographs in her grandmother’s papers and sent them to the university. May Preston Slosson, Ph.D. 1880, had been its first female doctoral graduate–as well as the first woman in the U.S. to earn a Ph.D. in philosophy.

Read more about May Preston Slosson.

Alumna/Postdoc Spotlight

Annika HuberAnnika Huber, Ph.D. ’19, is a postdoc in the Department of Chemical Engineering from Bayreuth, a small city in Northern Bavaria in Germany. She holds a doctorate from Cornell University and her current research focuses on how plants respond to drought. She is a recipient of a Postdoc Achievement Award as part of Cornell’s celebration of National Postdoc Appreciation Week 2021 for her ongoing participation in her department’s Diversity and Inclusion Program (DIP) and development of DIP’s Community Agreements, statements that guide interactions in the department.

Read more about Annika Huber.

Check out our other student spotlights and learn about students’ research, hobbies, and experiences at Cornell.