Highlights from Announcements 5/24/21

Linguistics Doctoral Student Named Cobell Fellow

Charlotte LoganCharlotte Logan, a doctoral student in linguistics, was recently selected as a Cobell Graduate Summer Research Fellow. Administered on behalf of the Cobell Board of Trustees by Indigenous Education, Inc., Logan is one of six fellows for 2021.

Logan studies Haudenosaunee languages and works on language  revitalization through Cornell’s Indigenous Language Program and immersion programs within the Six Nations Confederacy.

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For the Love of Lemurs: Doctoral Alumnus Devotes Career to Protecting Primates

Erik PatelA fascination with lemurs has the lowliest of origin stories for Erik Patel, Ph.D. ’11: he first encountered the arboreal primates on a 2000 trip to Madagascar, when he volunteered to gather fecal samples for a fellow grad student’s research project. “I signed up to help collect poo—and I had a great time,” the 2011 Ph.D. alum recalls with a laugh. “And I was blown away by how many different species of lemurs there were on one island.” Patel—who also recorded lemur calls for the Lab of Ornithology’s natural sounds library on that memorable excursion… 

Read the Cornell Alumni Magazine story.

Register Now! 2021 Graduate Diversity & Inclusion Awards & Recognition Celebration

Wednesday, May 26, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. ET — Register for Zoom link

The Graduate School Office of Inclusion & Student Engagement and the Graduate and Professional Student Diversity Council invite you to join us for the 2021 Graduate Diversity & Inclusion Awards and Recognition Celebration.

We will present the annual Graduate Diversity & Inclusion Awards and recognize members of our graduate community for their academic, professional, and service-related achievements! View this year’s list of awardees.

Student Spotlight: Stella Ocker

Stella OckerStella Ocker is a doctoral candidate in astronomy and space sciences from San Anselmo, California. After attending Oberlin College in Ohio as an undergraduate, she chose to pursue further study at Cornell due to the intellectually rigorous research and supportive environment offered.

Read the full student spotlight.

Check out our other student spotlights and learn about students’ research, hobbies, and experiences at Cornell.


Doctoral Student Speaks on Stockholm Internet Forum Panel

Computer science doctoral student Chinasa T. Okolo spoke on the panel “Artificial Intelligence: for what, and for whom?” at the Stockholm Internet Forum that occurred from May 10-12.