Highlights from Announcements 5/13/19

Students in front of the Big Red Barn

Annual Year-End Barbecue at the Big Red Barn

Graduate and professional students and their families gathered at the Big Red Barn on Friday, May 10 for the Annual Year-End Barbecue.

View more BBQ photos by Simon Wheeler.

Twelve Receive Awards Recognizing Inclusive Excellence

Spring Recognition Banquet attendees
Photo by Roger William Photography

The Graduate Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement (OISE) and the Graduate and Professional Student Diversity Council presented their 2019 Distinguished Awards on April 30 at the Graduate Diversity and Inclusion Spring Recognition Banquet.

This annual event recognizes the excellence represented within the graduate community, and celebrates students for their academic, leadership, and service accomplishments, and for reaching milestones toward degree completion.

“The banquet provides a valuable opportunity to gather members of the graduate community to celebrate their achievements and recognize their significant impact at Cornell and within the broader community,” said Sara Xayarath Hernández, associate dean for inclusion and student engagement.

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GPSA Members Recognized at Ceremony

Dean Barbara A. Knuth with GPSA members at Big Red Barn
Photo by Simon Wheeler

Graduate and professional students and Graduate School leadership gathered to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GPSA) and its members on May 6 at the Big Red Barn.

“The GPSA works diligently to improve the experience for graduate and professional students through initiatives in policy, advocacy, and community-building,” said Barbara A. Knuth, dean of the Graduate School. “This yearly recognition ceremony is a way to express appreciation for all that they accomplish.” 

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Two Receive Cornelia Ye Outstanding TA Award

Renee Sifri and Anna SrapionyanDoctoral students Renee Sifri and Anna Srapionyan have been honored with the 2018-19 Cornelia Ye Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.

The Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) honored the awardees at an informal gathering May 1. Sifri and Srapionyan will be formally recognized in October at the University-wide GET SET Teaching Conference.

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Student Spotlight: Christian Posbergh

Christian PosberghChristian Posbergh is a doctoral student in animal science from Branchburg, New Jersey. After attending Cornell University as an undergraduate, he chose to continue his studies at Cornell due to its program flexibility and research opportunities.

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Or High Water Exhibit Features Work of 12 M.F.A. Candidates

Works from the exhibitOr High Water, the 2019 M.F.A. Exhibition at Safe Gallery in Brooklyn, features the work of 12 M.F.A. candidates, including Bruno Cançado, Vladislav Markov, Chet Moye, Brice Peterson, Libby Rosa, Sophia Starling, Yasmeen Abedifard, Patrick Brennan, Ege Okal, Ciara Stack, Emma Ulen-Klees, and Alexis White. The exhibit opened Friday, May 10 and will be on view through Friday, May 17.
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Landscape Architecture Graduate Students to Participate in Design Opportunity

Graduate students from Landscape Architecture’s Climate-adaptive Design Studio will participate in an opportunity to design alternatives for more climate-resilient and connected waterfront areas in New York State flood-risk communities.
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