Highlights from Announcements 7/26/21

Registrar: August Graduates — Deadline to Submit Your Thesis/Dissertation is August 1st!

Congratulations to students who have reached the finish line and plan to complete degree requirements and graduate this summer. The deadline to submit your thesis/dissertation is August 1st.

Future Professors Prepare to Improve Academia for All

Future Professors Institute organizers and panelists
Future Professors Institute organizers and all concurrent panelists for “Concurrent Panels: Establishing Your Scholarship and Research Agenda as a New Faculty Member” on June 23, 2021.

“At the time I began my master’s, I knew I was on the autism spectrum, but I did not have an official diagnosis,” said M. Remi Yergeau during the 2021 Future Professors Institute. “Like many college students, I had entered college without the documentation necessary to receive disability accommodations, and I didn’t understand the labyrinthine institutional structures before me.”

Read more about the Future Professors Institute.

Mish and Lai Win Initial Graduate, Professional Teaching Prize

Dong Lai
Dong Lai, M.S. ’91, Ph.D. ’94

Cornell’s inaugural Provost Award for Teaching Excellence in Graduate and Professional Degree Programs has been awarded to Risa Mish ’85, J.D. ’88, professor of the practice of management, and Dong Lai, M.S. ’91, Ph.D. ’94, professor of astronomy.

Read more about the teaching prize.

Summer CIS Programs Foster Diversity, Community

Professor pointing to a student's laptop screenThe Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science offered three summer programs focused on increasing diversity and representation in the fields of computing and information science and among their graduate students.

Read more about summer CIS programs.

How Parasto Hamed, M.P.S. ’14, Changed her Focus and Changed Lives

Parasto HamedParasto Hamed, M.P.S. ’14, found early success in her international development career, but she soon recognized that something was missing. Her true passion, she realized, was directly related to food security and value chain development. As a result, she took a break from her career to pursue an M.P.S. at Cornell.

Read more about Parasto Hamed.

Student Spotlight: Lingzi Zhuang

Lingzi ZhuangLingzi Zhuang is a doctoral candidate in linguistics with a minor in cognitive science from Maanshan, a small city in Anhui, China, and Shanghai. After earning an undergraduate degree at Columbia University, he chose to pursue further study at Cornell due to the linguistics program, program offerings, and feeling of community. Read more about Lingzi Zhuang.

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


Doctoral Candidate Awarded Best Paper at Conference

Swati MishraCongratulations to Swati Mishra, a doctoral candidate in information science, for receiving the Best Paper Award in ACM SIGCHI 2021 for research on Designing Interactive Transfer Learning Tools for Machine Learning Non-Experts, along with co-author and advisor Jeffrey M. Rzeszotarski, Asst. Prof. in Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science. Read more about the paper.

Cornell Postdoc Gives Tedx Talk

Deeksha SharmaCornell postdoc Deeksha Sharma gave her second Tedx talk on on emotional well-being focusing on young adults: “How Understanding Emotional Intelligence Can Improve our Lives.” She also has a podcast for young adults.