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A&S expands advising seminars to all first-year students

Faculty focus on topics such as time management, making the most of the liberal arts curriculum and navigating Cornell and all of its resources.
 Goldwin Smith Hall


Arts & Sciences names new director of admissions

The college of Arts & Sciences has named Irene Lessmeister MA ‘09, PHD ’12, its new director of admissions.

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 Cynthia Beall


New lecture series honors EEB professor

The series will engage faculty and students from diverse disciplines to help foster the growth of the study of human evolution.
 Alex Jazz Thomas '17


Alumni share career paths after FGSS degree

"The knowledge you have at this age will be so relevant in your future."
 Kamla Arshad, left, and Estefania Perez, center, talk with career counselor Ana Adinolfi.


Pathways program guides students through internship process

The program is one of several new initiatives to support first-generation students.
 Richard Schuler


Economist Richard Schuler dies at age 81

Richard Schuler, professor emeritus in the Department of Economics in the College of Arts & Sciences and professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering in the  College of Engineering, passed away Feb. 13 at the age of 81. Services were held Feb. 18 at Saint Catherine’s of Sienna Church in Ithaca.

 Students working on a project in a classroom


A&S groups begin work to implement new curriculum

The new curriculum focuses on the theme of exploration and reaffirms the college’s commitment to a liberal arts and sciences education.
 Lyrae van Clief-Stefanon and Sue Perlgut editing their video


Collaborative venture helps women produce poetry from trauma

“Whenever women see real women talking about their stories, they leave feeling empowered.”
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Entrepreneurs say A&S skills invaluable in creating a company

“I learned how to think deeply about problems, tackle complex tasks and tell stories.”
 New York City skyline


New fund helps students explore career options

The new professional development fund can help students pay for travel costs for interviews, conference attendance fees or even a new interview suit.
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New minor track focuses on inequities in health

The track is especially relevant for students who are interested in careers in medicine, public health, social science research or public policy.
 Students Jeff Liu 19 and Samantha Taylor 22, part of the Perfect Match team


Students develop Cornell-specific dating algorithm just in time for Valentine’s Day

Students created an algorithm, interviewed 100 happy couples and entered survey data from students about their Cornell-specific likes and dislikes to determine perfect matches.
 A winter break networking event for students interested in legal careers


Winter networking events break attendance records

A new alumni gift helps students with travel and lodging expenses.
 Aerial photo of a city, Photo by Pop & Zebra on Unsplash


Art history professor receives grant for global seminars

Iftikhar Dadi, associate professor of history of art, has received a $238,000 grant from the Getty Foundation's Connecting Art Histories initiative for a series of research seminars. The project, “Connecting Modern Art Histories in and across Africa, South and Southeast Asia,” is a collaboration between Cornell’s Institute of Comparative Modernities (ICM), the Dhaka Art Summit in Bangladesh, and Asia Art Archives in Hong Kong. ​
 Crowds rushing through a station, photo by Nicolai Berntsen on Unsplash


Math prof uses optimal control, game theory to attack cancer cells, move pedestrians, plan paths for robots

Alex Vladimirsky is the type of mathematician who draws inspiration from real-world problems. This was one of his main reasons for joining Cornell, where interdisciplinary collaborations are both valued and encouraged.

 Murray poses with some of his Cornell memorabilia


’52 alumnus who skipped senior year for med school finally receives diploma

Dr. David Murray, part of the crew and fencing teams, hoped to finish in three years by taking summer classes, and then got into nine medical schools.
 Cristos Goodrow


Alumnus guides YouTube’s search process

Math, CS major says he's always gravitated toward jobs that allow him to learn new skills and be challenged.
 Benjamin Montano outside Uris Library


Senior studies how architecture shapes community life

Benjamin Montaño is exploring blueprints, legislation and other historical records about Mexico City's largest public housing community, built in the 1960s.
 Linguistics research team


Grad student works with indigenous speaker to document fading tongue

When linguistics Ph.D. candidate Simone Harmath-de Lemos started studying the indigenous Bororo language of Brazil, she was excited to expand her knowledge of her own culture – she has relatives who were members of the Bororo community.
 Michael Avery


Major dilemma: Four stories about choosing a major based on what you love

Many students enter college planning to study one thing, but along the way, through the A&S exploration process, they find another field they are totally connected to.