Graduate School Alumni Newsletter Spring 2016
Ambassador Program Sees Results
As the first person in her family to pursue a doctoral degree and a research career, Katherine Herleman did not know exactly what to expect.
During her first year at Cornell as an M.S./Ph.D. student in the field of geological sciences, she found herself “doing a lot of trailblazing” and often relying on informal mentorship from her peers to find her way.
ELSO: Supporting International Student Success
Preparing PhDs for a Range of Career Paths
Traditionally an academic career appears like a ladder, with each rung representing a stage in academic development.
Research Travel Grants Awarded in Fall 2015
The Graduate School has awarded 30 Research Travel Grants for research-related travel occurring during the fall and winter of 2015-2016. Recipients represented 24 different fields traveling to locations around the globe, including cities in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
Spotlight on Research Travel Grant Recipients
I’m a musicologist and my research focuses on a generation of Polish-Jewish musicians born near the turn of the 20th century. I’m examining how wartime experiences forced these musicians to reconsider their identities and to look anew at Polish society, leading some toward a faith in the redemptive power of communism while pushing others to seek refuge abroad.
Jiai Zhang, Kenya
My area of research is food science, focusing on dairy chemistry and processing, with a minor in marketing. My research is to develop a novel snack made of milk and soy protein for the Asian market and to study how critical processing parameters affect the final product.
Future Faculty Learn Inclusive Teaching Practices
- How do my experiences and backgrounds shape my teaching?
- How do I meet the diverse learning needs of my students?
- How do I create an environment where students feel safe and free of prejudice so they can engage in critical thinking and deeper learning?
Campus and Local News
Maplewood to Close; Cornell Announces New Plans for Development
With Maplewood Park Apartments set to close at the end of the 2015-16 academic year, graduate and professional students were concerned about the reduction of affordable university sponsored housing.
Chapter House Reconstruction Plan Approved
After a fire destroyed the Chapter House last April, plans to rebuild the beloved Collegetown bar have been finalized. The Ithaca Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously approved the reconstruction plans...
Michael Smith, neurobiology and behavior
Tonia Ko, music