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Around the College

From Brooklyn to Ithaca to the Supreme Court

Justice GinsburgDean Gretchen Ritter interviews Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’54. Find out what she said about her Cornell experience.


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College of Arts and Sciences News

Cornell 150

The College of Arts and Sciences looks back at 150 years of ideas, imagination and discovery at the center of Cornell.

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Degree Programs

With majors in the sciences, the humanities and the social sciences, students are encouraged to discover their own paths.

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Pathways to Success

A liberal arts education opens the doors to many different pathways to success. Read about our amazing alumni.

Kathy SavittKathy Savitt, '85

Kathy Savitt '85 is helping to spearhead the "renaissance" of Yahoo (what she calls "the world's largest startup").

Meet Kathy and other A&S alumni

Departments and Research

Our culture of collaboration strengthens our research and scholarship across 28 departments and 16 academic programs.

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New Faculty

The college is strengthening and  expanding faculty excellence by hiring people like...

Katja C. Nowack Katja C. Nowack
Assistant Professor

Academic focus:
Experimental condensed matter physics, typically at low temperatures; scanning probe microscopy and mesoscopic transport applied to quantum materials

Meet the rest of the 2014 incoming faculty