Highlights from Announcements 3/13/23

Miniature snowman near on Feeney Way near Lincoln Hall.
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Make Your Voice Heard

Respond to Doctoral Experience Survey

If you received an email invitation to the Doctoral Experience Survey, please take the time to respond before the survey closes on March 29. Survey responses are kept confidential and a strong response is critical to ensure that the results are representative. Past survey results are available on the Graduate School website.


Preparing for the May 29 Conferral

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 May 1 to graduate in May. Contact the Graduate School with questions or concerns gradschool@cornell.edu.

Summer Registration

All research students, except those taking a vacation from research activities and work toward degree progress, must be registered and enrolled in research credits for the summer term. Summer registration is especially critical for students receiving financial aid (fellowships, summer loans, assistantships, travel grants, or tuition awards) during the summer. There is no charge for summer registration.

  • To register, enroll in the Graduate School’s Graduate Summer Research course, GRAD 9016 (class numbers 1481, 1482, 1483, 1484), through Student Center. You will not be automatically enrolled by the Graduate School. 

If you are uncertain of your summer plans we recommend waiting until May to enroll, otherwise we encourage students to register now.


‘Like Having an Older Sibling’: Graduate Students Benefit from Peer Mentoring

MAC Mentoring Program participants in front of a PowerPoint slide with a title on working with mentorsIn graduate school, peer mentoring is a two-way street that benefits everyone.

Advanced students can share what they’ve learned through experience by mentoring early-career students. As mentees, early-career students can avoid common pitfalls and get ahead with the benefit of a more senior student who has been there, done that.

Read more about MAC Mentoring.

Sage Fellowships Summer Funding to Increase

Cornell's Ithaca campus with Cayuga Lake in the background.

Students receiving Sage Fellowships will see their summer funding increase by an additional $500 above the published rate in Summer 2023—a 7.9% increase in the summer Sage Fellowship stipend. The additional summer funding will impact 500 students.

“Cornell is committed to supporting our graduate students and to providing the resources they need to make progress in their degree programs,” said Kathryn J. Boor, dean of the Graduate School and vice provost for graduate education.

Read more about Sage stipends.

Preparing for Tax Season

Don’t Panic About Taxes. Make a Plan.

April 18 is the deadline to file your taxes. Read the Graduate School’s Tax Information and Tax Preparation FAQs and make a plan today.

Alumni Spotlight

Yun Ha Hur, Ph.D. '21, in graduation regaliaYun Ya Hur, Ph.D. ’21, is an alumna of the biomedical and biological sciences program at Cornell, from which she earned a Ph.D. She is now a postdoctoral fellow at Rockefeller University and recently was selected as a dissertation award finalist.

Read more about Yun Ha Hur, Ph.D. ’21.

All spotlights.


Anthropology Doctoral Candidate Selected as 2023 Luce/ACLS Fellow

Dusti Bridges, a doctoral candidate in anthropology, was recently selected as one of seven 2023 Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellows in American Art. The Luce/ACLS program supports early-career scholars pursuing dissertations on the history of the visual arts of the United States with a particular focus on elevating voices, perspectives, and subjects that have been historically underrepresented in the academy.