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
“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.”
Mish and Lai Win Initial Graduate, Professional Teaching Prize
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.
Summer CIS Programs Foster Diversity, Community
The 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.
How Parasto Hamed, M.P.S. ’14, Changed her Focus and Changed Lives
Parasto 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.
Student Spotlight: Lingzi Zhuang
Lingzi 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
Congratulations 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
Cornell 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.