9/24/2015 Jan Allen, associate dean for academic and student affairs at the Graduate School, speaks at the 2015 Graduate School National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Reception. By Daniel Aloi
9/14/2015 Keynote speaker, Diana Hernandez, and Graduate School Associate Dean for Inclusion and Student Engagement, Sara Xayarath Hernandez What do successful students do differently in graduate school?  This summer, Cornell hosted a symposium that aimed to answer that question and help students chart a successful transition and progression through their degree programs.
5/15/2015 The Graduate School has announced that Cornell’s stipend rates will increase by 2.3 percent in the 2015-16 academic year for teaching assistants (TAs), research assistants (RAs), graduate research assistants (GRAs) and graduate fellowships. Minimum stipends for the nine-month academic year will be $24,010 for GRAs and RAs and $24,658 for TAs. Fellowship stipends range from $24,658 to $28,430 depending on academic discipline.
5/5/2015 “Microbes surround our lives,” began Ph.D. student FoSheng Hsu in his Three Minute Thesis presentation on his research into Ligonella, a "bad" bacteria that is able to disguise itself in the human body. The reaction from the crowd and the combined scores of four judges signaled Hsu’s success, and he was awarded the first-place ($1500) in Cornell Graduate School's first annual Three Minute Thesis, or 3MT, competition.  Hsu also received the People's Choice Award ($500) by vote of the 100 people in the audience.


Other Cornell Stories


William Foote Whyte, the Cornell sociologist who authored an early examination on street gangs culture, has received a newly established award from the American Sociological Association  for his "significant contribution to the practice of sociology."


A newly arrived collection of Jewish books containing fables, with around 400 volumes spanning six centuries, will enrich Jewish studies at Cornell.


Faculty and academic staff presented projects including comics, videos and websites in the Knowledge Matters Fellowship, May 10.


“Future Fashion,” a new episode of the “What Makes Us Human” podcast series, considers what happens to used clothing.


Cornell researchers are benefitting from the launch of the Cornell Institute of Biotechnology’s new Metabolomics core facility, which opened in January.


Cornell University President Martha E. Pollack’s Commencement address and film director Ava DuVernay’s Senior Convocation address will highlight Cornell’s 150th Graduation and Commencement Weekend, May 26-27.


President Martha E. Pollack on May 21 endorsed the compromise consensual relationship policy outlining constraints on romantic and sexual relationships between faculty members and students.


The first students have been chosen for the new Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity and will begin as first-year students at Cornell this fall.


Dr. Jyoti Mathad strives to improve pre-natal care in India.


Cornell University will hold its first Web Accessibility Camp, “Universal Design for Any Person, Any Study,” Aug. 6-8, with sessions to be hosted by such groups as WebAIM, Siteimprove and Cornell Information Technologies.