Highlights from Announcements 7/12/21

Registrar: Preparing for the August Conferral

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

Alumnus Reads Words for National Spelling Bee

Jacques A. Bailly, Ph.D. ’97, has been the official pronouncer for the Scripps National Spelling Bee since 2003. Bailly, who won the spelling bee himself at age 14 and later earned his doctorate in classics from Cornell, intends to participate in this role as long as he is invited. Read the New York Times story.

Student Spotlight: Rachel Allison

Rachel AllisonRachel Allison is a doctoral candidate in food science and technology from Toronto, Canada. After earning a B.S.c. in engineering chemistry and a B.A. in economics from Queen’s University, she chose to pursue further study at Cornell after a positive undergraduate research experience and introduction to the field of food science at Cornell. Allison won second place in the 2021 Three Minute Thesis competition. Read more.

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


Farah BakaariDoctoral Student’s Paper Published in Global Networks Journal

Farah Bakaari, a doctoral student in English language and literature, is the first-author of a peer-reviewed article recently published in Global Networks Journal, entitled “Ambivalent Returns: Dhaqan Celis and Counter-Diasporic Migration Among Second-Generation Somalis.”


Doctoral Student’s Paper Published in Special Issue of IEEE Computer

An article written by information science doctoral student Aspen Russell with Eitan Frachtenberg at Reed College was published in IEEE Computer in a special issue on technology predictions. The article is titled: “Worlds Apart: Technology, Remote Work, and Equity.”