The Graduate School is pleased to announce the Graduate and Professional Student Photo Contest.  We encourage all graduate and professional students to submit photographs and a written accompaniment that capture the essence of your life at Cornell. 

The contest is open to all Cornell graduate and professional students and will include prizes for 1st place ($150), second ($75), and third ($50) place winners.  Seven finalists will receive $30 gift certificates to Manndible Cafe. 


Do you need help jumpstarting your dissertation writing? Do you want to become a more productive  writer to meet your goals and deadlines for completing your dissertation? If so, we encourage you to apply for the Cornell Dissertation Boot Camp. The five-day event will start at noon on Friday, March 15, and continue on Monday, March 18 through Thursday, March 21.  we will meet each day, except the first, from 9:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. 


The Graduate School is pleased to announce two awards for doctoral students: the Liu Memorial Award and the Daisy Yen Wu Scholarship. The Liu Memorial Award was established by friends and colleagues in memory of the late Professor Ta-Chung Liu and his wife, Ya-Chao. The Hsien Wu and Daisy Yen Wu Scholarship was established by Daisy Yen Wu in memory of Hsien Wu. A total of 8 to 10 awards will be made from these two funds this May. The amount of each award will be determined by the selection committee. Past awards have ranged from $1,000 to $3,000.


Need to brush up on your teaching skills or just getting started? The university-wide teaching workshop will address course development, assessment, public speaking, and problem-based learning.


Fridays, 9:05-12:05, Horton Lab


Leadership is a critical factor in organizational and career success.  It involves working effectively with other people to achieve organizational goals and shape social reality.  Every student, no matter what field of endeavor, will face a variety of difficult leadership challenges in life as they are asked to manage people. Even a small lab group will present challenges that will require skill to address well. How these challenges are met can have a significant impact on an organization and on one’s career.


This series is aimed at graduate students and postdocs considering academic careers in natural and social sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). It includes free lunch and panel discussions with experienced faculty and staff sharing expertise on mentoring undergraduates in research, as well as making the transition to supervising graduate students, postdocs, and lab technicians.


Getting a perspective on your future:  a leadership program for Ph.D. Students

Overview:  A successful career involves understanding yourself and working effectively to represent your interests with others.  This 4 session program with individual assignments between sessions, will provide an opportunity to expand self-awareness and integrate that awareness in planning for your future.

Program Objectives: 


Five Days of Presentations and Workshops on Student Engagement and Better Learning


Cornell researchers are seeking American and Chinese graduate students from any department at Cornell to participate in a research study about intercultural collaboration in groups (NOTE: For Chinese students, we are only interested in those who have been in the U.S. for less than 5 years. For American students, we are only interested in those who have non-Asian backgrounds). We invite participants to come to our lab for a team activity for around 75 mins.