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The healing power of music

Alison Torrillo French ’95 writes about her experience singing with the chorus during Reunion 2022.
Call to ‘action’


Call to ‘action’

Arts & Sciences alum Nilo Otero '76 has had a decades long career as the number-two person on sets of major motion pictures as a first assistant director. He is featured in this Cornell Alumni Magazine story chronicling his career and most recent work on the set of Oscar-nominated drama Dunkirk

All That Jazz


All That Jazz

More than 50 years after the first ever purely jazz program headlined by Dizzy Gillespie and his 18-piece orchestra made an impression on Vincent Rogers '49 and fellow jazz enthusiasts at Cornell, the visit by Wynton Marsalis to Cornell last spring had a similar impact on this generation of young musicians.

A Cornell Alumni Magazine story discusses the history of jazz at Cornell, and the musicians who've passed through. 

Anna Haskins teaching an introductory sociology course


From Martha Pollack: Active Learning Initiative goes university-wide

Cornell University's expands Active Learning Initiative (ALI) initiative with generous support from Alex Hanson ’87 and his wife, Laura Finlay Hanson ’87.
Jacques Bailly in 1980


Man of Letters

Former National Spelling Bee champ Jacques Bailly, PhD ’97, is the competition’s longtime ‘pronouncer’


‘Homme’ is Where the Heart Is

Arts & Sciences alum Orlando Soria ’04, who made a name for himself as the wacky assistant on an HGTV show, is featured in this Cornell Alumni Magazine story about his new book and popular blog, and the ways he's used writing to recover from the painful end of a relatonship and losing a job.



The Complete Archie

Like generations of Cornell writers, I sat in the light of speech with poet and longtime English professor Archie Ammons morning after morning over coffee in the Temple of Zeus—first in the grand cavern that the café occupied on the left side of the Goldwin Smith lobby, later in the more modern but much diminished setting on the right, to which it was shifted in 1997.

students visiting the vatican


Living language

With the hiring of a former Vatican translator, Cornell has become a hub of an unlikely field in the modern age: spoken Latin. This Cornell Alumni Magazine article highlights the work of Daniel Gallagher, a former Catholic monsignor who spent a decade working at the Vatican.

Alumn S.E. Cupp on the set


An “unfiltered” voice

“Whatever we’re talking about, we try to do it civilly and quietly," says A&S alum and CNN host S.E. Cupp '90.
Tigers on an enclosed bridge


Veteran banker and A&S alum leads America’s oldest zoo

Philadelphia Zoo president and CEO Vik Dewan ’76, an alum of the College of Arts & Sciences, is profiled in this piece in the most recent Cornell Alumni Magazine

Leader of the zoo since 2006, the story says that Dewan, an economics and government major, has spearheaded many innovations during his tenure, including an ever-expanding system of enclosed trails.

Patrick McGovern


Brew Master

This Cornell Alumni Magazine story explores the career of Patrick McGovern ’66, a pioneer in the field of biomolecular archaeology.

Leo Ikenaga playing taiko drum


Alum tours the world with Japan drumming group

This Cornell Alumni Magazine article tells the story of Leo Ikenaga ’12, a member of Kodo, an elite, 30-member Japanese musical group. The group is primarily focused on the dynamic drumming style known as taiko. Ikenega was introduced to taiko at Cornell, where he was a member and became musical director of Yamatai.

Catherine Russell


Alum has starred in off-Broadway’s Perfect Crime for three straight decades,

This Cornell Alumni Magazine story highlihts the three-decade run of alum Catherine Russell in "The Perfect Crime."

Jason Brand


Island spirits

Alum Jason Brand '93 talks about his decision to retire from Wall Street and open his own business in Hawaii in this Cornell Alumni Magazine story. 



The wide world

This Cornell Alumni Magazine story explores the work of Cornell's Social Dynamics Laboratory, which uses online networks to study human behavior at a once-unimaginable scale.

Adam Lippes


Designer Adam Lippes ’95 creates clothes that are ‘luxurious yet approachable’

A&S aum and designer Adam Lippes '95 is profiled in this Cornell Alumni Magazine article, which explores the approach he took during New York Fashion Week to showcase his line of clothing that's popular with celebrities.

Olivia Corn


Meet Olivia Corn ’19, leader of CU’s College Republicans

Photo by Lisa Banlaki Frank

A&S student Olivia Corn, leader of the Cornell Republicans, is profiled in this Cornell Alumni Magazine story as she heads the organization at a monumental time in U.S. politics.