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 Andrea Fiorentini


Hollywood intern learns the business from alumni

If you happen to watch Nicolas Cage's new movie "The Runner" and stay for the credits, you'll see the name Andrea Fiorentini '16.

Working on the film's postproduction has been just one of the benefits of Fiorentini's internship the past two summers through the alumni-run Cornell in Hollywood program, which helps Cornell students learn about careers in the entertainment industry, find internships and network with Cornellians.


"We are looking for students who would benefit from what this place has to offer.”

Google “Ivy league admissions” and up will pop thousands of sites that list the GPA requirements, SAT scores and stellar list of activities a high school student needs to make their application stand out to admissions counselors. As admissions deadlines loom, these sites are getting more traffic than ever.


Students spend summer incubating their business ideas

While most Cornell students headed home for the summer – off to internships, work or play – a group of entrepreneurial undergrads and graduate students are staying in Ithaca for intensive business development as part of the new Life Changing Labs (LCL) summer incubator.


Senior uses double major to find meaning in small details

Chinelo Onyilofor ’15 has found that her studies in chemistry and art history have taught her the art of looking for small details, whether she’s finding the hidden meaning in a painting or an answer to solve a chemical synthesis.

After she graduates this weekend, Onyilofor, a double major in the College of Arts and Sciences from Annapolis, Maryland, plans to travel for a year before going to graduate school to pursue a doctorate in organic chemistry.


College Scholars study climate change, local food

When Irene Li ’15 isn’t hunkered down surveying the latest research on the local food movement and social change, she’s in a Boston kitchen, meeting growers or dreaming up new items for her food truck and restaurant.

Li, one of three sibling owners of Mei Mei Kitchen in Boston, is a College Scholar in the College of Arts and Sciences, who will return to her family business after graduating.

This year’s class of College Scholars presented their final projects April 17.


El Barrio artwork opens students' eyes to East Harlem stories

For the 15 students in a new interdisciplinary class this semester, the murals common throughout East Harlem have deeper meanings than passersby might realize.

 Katrine Bosley


Editing genes to target disease: Katrine Bosley's work targets poorly served diseases, patients

Although Katrine Bosley '90 doesn't get a lot of time to talk to patients as CEO of Editas Medicine, she relishes the opportunity.

"You only have to talk to one patient with one disease that you're working on to know why you go to work every day," says Bosley, whose company is working to translate genome editing technology into new drugs and treatments for poorly treated diseases and patients.

 Brian Lukoff


Alumnus's interactive technology takes the guesswork out of teaching

Brian Lukoff '04 loves math.

This is not true for many Americans (30 percent according to a recent survey), who say they're just "not good at math."

Lukoff thinks there's a way to change that statistic, believing that part of the problem is the way students are learning in math and other disciplines as well. He has developed a tool that helps teachers and professors gauge what their students know and address gaps right away.

 Maisie Wright and students


Africana alumna starts charter school in Arkansas

 Dana Bottazzo '03 left a career as a corporate lawyer to start a new company, Route Atlas, which provides travelers reliable and up-to-date information on the best ways to get from city to city in South America. Photo by John Gutierrez.


Alumna maps how to navigate South America

Dana Bottazzo '03 has done her share of traveling. Raised in London and Kuwait, she attended school in Ithaca, worked for a law firm in Paris and Milan, and then fell in love with South America.

 Scarlet Fu '94 in action as one of the early-morning anchors of "Bloomberg Surveillance" on Bloomberg Television. Photo: Bloomberg Television


Scarlet Fu brings Cornell devotion to financial journalism

 Bluegill fish


Alum's filming captures splendid visual record of underwater life

David O. Brown '83 has filmed orca whales feeding on sharks and underwater lava flows. He traveled to Alaska just a few days after the wreck of the Exxon Valdez to document its impact on wildlife and worked for the Cousteau Society, visiting the most remote and animal-rich places on the planet.

 Kathy Savitt '85 speaks to alumni, students, faculty and entrepreneurs in October at Entrepreneurship@Cornell's summit in New York City. Photo: Jason Koski/University Photography.


Savitt '85 dreams the impossible, tries to make it come true

Had it not been for the beauty of Cornell and a memorable weekend back in 1980, this story about Kathy Savitt '85, chief marketing officer for Yahoo, might very well be appearing in a publication for Harvard alumni.