Highlights from Announcements 4/25/22

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Read about upcoming deadlines in the “Registrar” section below.


The Conferral Deadline is May 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 May 1st to graduate in May. Contact the Graduate School (gradschool@cornell.edu) with questions or concerns.

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. Complete the training now to avoid a registration hold.

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 by May 20th. 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 1047, 1048, 1049, 1050), 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 before the May 20th deadline.


New Graduate School Program Demystifies Graduate Study for Diverse Students

Magnolias blossom in the foreground with McGraw Tower in the backgroundApplying to and attending graduate school can appear especially daunting to prospective students who don’t have role models with these experiences. To prepare and support these students, the Graduate School is expanding an existing student-led program to include all graduate fields starting in the summer of 2022.

Read more about the program.

Cheers to an ‘Approachable’ Big Red Cranberry Sour Beer

Graduate student Margaux Mora, front, Derek Edinger ’94 of Brewery Ardennes, and graduate student Andre Kalenak start the process of making Big Red Cranberry Sour ale.Cornell’s fingerprints are all over the new Big Red Cranberry Sour beer, developed by the Big Red Brewing graduate student group and an alum-owned brewery. It uses a Cornell-bred variety of spring malted barley and hops grown by another Cornell alumnus on his upstate New York farm.

Read more about the beer.

Student Spotlight

Anna WhittemoreAnna Whittemore is a doctoral student in anthropology from Nashville, Tennessee. She attended Vanderbilt University as an undergraduate and now studies skeletons to reconstruct life experiences of people who lived in the Inka Empire.

Read more about Anna Whittemore.

All student spotlights.


Doctoral Students, Alumni Contribute to Paper on Teaching About Racism and Bias in STEM

Doctoral candidates Drea Darby and Amelia-Juliette Demery, alumna and postdoc Lina Arcila Hernández, Ph.D. ’19, and postdoc alumna Claire Meaders contributed to a paper led by Professor Corrie Moreau titled, “A framework for educating and empowering students by teaching about history and consequences of bias in STEM.” The authors, who represent the fields of entomology and ecology and evolutionary biology, intend for others to implement its lessons in similar courses. Darby and Demery are both Graduate School Dean’s Scholars, and Arcila Hernández and Meaders are both alumni of the NextGen Professors Program.

Doctoral Candidate’s Article Published in Science and Public Policy

new research article by sociology doctoral candidate Loredana Loy was just published in the journal of Science and Public Policy. The research focuses on how the EPA weathered political headwinds related to the issue of climate change between 1983 and 2015.