Highlights from Announcements 11/7/22

Students sit on Libe Slope on a sunny fall afternoon
Noël Heaney/Cornell University


Preparing for the December 31 Conferral

Congratulations to students who have reached the finish line and plan to complete degree requirements and graduate this semester. Please refer to the Thesis & Dissertation webpage for detailed information on deadlines and submission requirements to stay on track. The deadline to submit your thesis/dissertation is December 1.

December Graduates University Recognition Ceremony

The Cornell University December Recognition Ceremony for December ’22 Graduates will be held in Barton Hall on Sunday, December 18 at 10 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 13.
  2. RSVP to participate in the ceremony by December 15.
  3. Tickets for Guests: Guests will not need tickets for entry to the event. We encourage up to four guests per graduate. Graduates must RSVP to participate in the event and indicate number of guests attending.


Over 50 Students Receive NSF Graduate Fellowships

McGraw Tower, Uris Library and Ho Plaza in fall, shot from Barnes Hall.Fifty-five Cornell graduate students have been selected as 2022 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) fellows. These new fellows join Cornell’s community of over 200 current fellows.

The NSF offers approximately 2,000 fellowships per year to research-based master’s and doctoral students pursuing study in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines at accredited U.S. institutions.

Read more about the NSF fellowships.

Dean’s Fellowship Brings Students Back into the Archives

Lynda Xepoleas holds up a black and white photographFiber science and apparel design doctoral candidate Lynda Xepoleas was looking at a collection of photographs on fashion design in the American Museum of Natural History when she noticed something intriguing: The images dating from 1916 showed a group of non-Indigenous women wearing traditional Native American garments from the museum’s collection.

Read more about the fellowship.

Student Spotlight

Emil Kee-TuiEmil Kee-Tui is a doctoral student in applied economics and management from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. He earned a B.A. from Colby College in Maine and a M.S. in applied economics and policy analysis from the University of Arizona and now studies ways to measure poverty traps at Cornell.

Read more about Emil Kee-Tui.

All spotlights.