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 Students with a catch box in an active learning class


New approaches to teaching revolutionize the classroom

Teaching at Cornell is in the midst of a transformation, with faculty applying the latest research and technologies across disciplines to excite and engage students.
 Willard Straight student takeover


Reflections on the occupation of Willard Straight Hall, 50 years later

On April 19, 1969, dozens of members of Cornell’s Afro-American Society and several Latino students occupied Willard Straight Hall for 36 hours to call attention to what they perceived as the university’s hostility toward students of color, its student judicial system and its slow progress in establishing an Africana studies program.

 Photo of researchers


Tackling cancer biology research across colleges and campuses

Cancer biologist Richard Cerione is seeking to understand what makes a cancer cell more aggressive and more invasive, in a cross-college collaboration with biomedical engineer Claudia Fischbach.
 Molly Edwards


Alumni launch YouTube science series to enlighten and entertain

Scientific explanations can at times feel dull and impenetrable, a frustration shared by anyone who has sat through a high school science lecture. But a group of Cornell alumni thinks communicating the joys of science can be exciting, and they've launched a YouTube series with the conviction that science can be edgy, informative and far from boring.

 William Donovan


Alumnus rescues files that form Cornell's Nuremberg collection

In the summer of 1998, Henry Korn '68 got a phone call from a young lawyer and fellow Cornellian that changed his life.

 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