Highlights from Announcements 11/29/21

A ground of students in winter gear walk across the snowy quad toward McGraw Tower
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Get ready for winter weather by reading through the resources on Cornell Emergency Management’s Weather Preparedness webpage.


Thesis/Dissertation Submission Deadline is Wednesday, December 1st!

Congratulations to students who have reached the finish line and plan to complete their degree requirements this semester. Please be aware that you need to submit your approved thesis/dissertation by December 1st to graduate in December. Contact the Graduate School (gradstudserv@cornell.edu) with questions or concerns.

December Graduates University Recognition Ceremony

Congratulations to our December graduates and proud Cornell families! The Cornell University December Recognition Ceremony for December ’21 Graduates will be held in the Bartels Hall Ramin Room on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.

If you plan to attend please review all the information on the Cornell Commencement website.

Here are specific items for you to review:

  1. Pre-order your cap and gown by November 15, 2021.
  2. RSVP to participate in the ceremony by December 15, 2021.
  3. Due to limited seating and adhering to public health protocols, you may reserve up to two (2) guest tickets to attend the event by December 15, 2021. You do not need a ticket for yourself, but you must RSVP to participate as noted above. The event will be live-streamed for those unable to attend.
  4. Please review all the information for you and your guests, especially the Public Health Protocols for your guests, so they are prepared when entering the building for the event. Feel free to direct your guests to the website.


Tracking Disrupted Marine Life

Fish swimming underwater
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Before she became a Ph.D. student in natural resources, Janelle L. Morano worked at Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology, where she listened to fish rather than birds. She tracked species’ movements by deciphering the orchestra of sounds they were making.

Read more about Morano’s research.

Biofuels: A Third Act for Your Leftovers

A field of power lines and towers at sunset
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Every year, biological and environmental engineering doctoral candidate Nazih Kassem sits down to sort through heaps of data detailing the amount of organic waste, in tons, discarded by every restaurant, brewery, distillery, grocery store, farm, and school in New York State.

Read more about Kassem’s research.

Student Spotlight

Breanna GreenBreanna Green, a doctoral student in information science from Dallas, Texas, graduated from Prairie View A&M University. At Cornell, she researches how U.S.-based white extremist ideologies that lead to acts of violence are developed and manifested online to develop clear methods for intervening and reducing racialization.

Read more about Breanna Green.

All student spotlights.