Avery August named vice provost for academic affairs

ITHACA, N.Y. – Avery August, Ph.D. ’94, professor of immunology and chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the College of Veterinary Medicine, will join the Cornell administration as vice provost for academic affairs, Provost Michael Kotlikoff announced Oct. 31. August will oversee faculty recruitment, development and advancement; department chair training; and selection of […]

Cornell University launches Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity

ITHACA, N.Y. – A $20 million gift from the Milstein family will launch the new Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity, a collaboration between the College of Arts and Sciences and Cornell Tech that will pioneer a new approach to developing 21st century leaders and innovators. The program bridges two campuses to deliver a unique […]

Cornell University Trustees to meet in Ithaca, Oct. 19-20

WHAT:          Cornell University Board of Trustees meetings WHEN:          Thursday, Oct. 19 and Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 WHERE:        Various locations on the Cornell University Ithaca campus MEDIA:         Some Cornell Board of Trustees meetings are open to media or the public (details below). Tickets to the open sessions are available to the news media. Members […]

Cornell endowment performance ‘solid’ – hits highest total ever

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University’s endowment returned 12.5 percent for the year ending June 30, bringing its value to $6.8 billion, its highest total to date. Performance was led by the endowment’s public equity portfolios, which benefited from broad gains in global equity markets, particularly in Europe and in emerging economies, and by its private […]

Emmanuel Giannelis named vice provost for research

ITHACA, N.Y. – Emmanuel Giannelis, the Walter R. Read Professor of Engineering and associate dean for research, graduate and professional programs in the College of Engineering, has been named vice provost for research and vice president for technology transfer, intellectual property and research policy, Provost Michael Kotlikoff announced July 20. The Executive Committee of the […]

Cornell University and the Excelsior Scholarship and Enhanced Tuition Awards program

Statement from Vice President for University Relations Joel Malina: “We applaud Governor Cuomo and state lawmakers for making access to higher education a leading issue this legislative session, and Cornell is pleased to partner with the state in making even more financial aid available to income-eligible New York state resident students. “In-state students attending one […]

Kate Walsh named dean of School of Hotel Administration

ITHACA, N.Y. – Kate Walsh, MPS ’90, has been named the seventh dean of the School of Hotel Administration, Provost Michael Kotlikoff announced June 16. She is the first female dean of the Hotel School and the second alumnus to lead it. Walsh has served as interim dean since July 1, 2016. Her four-year appointment […]

Frederick Burgess appointed VP for infrastructure, properties and planning

ITHACA, N.Y. – Frederick Burgess, recently the commanding officer of Naval Facilities Engineering Command in Washington, D.C., has been named vice president for infrastructure, properties and planning (IPP) at Cornell. The appointment, effective Sept. 1, was made by Joanne DeStefano, executive vice president and chief financial officer, and approved by the Executive Committee of the […]

Cornell University trustees to meet in Ithaca, May 26-27

WHAT:          Cornell Board of Trustees meetings. WHEN:          May 26-27, 2017 WHERE:        Myron Taylor Hall and Statler Hall, Cornell campus NOTE:           Some committee sessions are open to the public (see details below). Passes to the open session of the Cornell University Board of Trustees meeting, Friday, May 26, are available to news […]

Gerald Beasley named Carl A. Kroch University Librarian at Cornell

ITHACA, N.Y. – Gerald R. Beasley, vice provost and chief librarian at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, has been named the next Carl A. Kroch University Librarian at Cornell University. The appointment, effective Aug. 1, was made by Provost Michael Kotlikoff and approved by the Executive Committee of the Cornell Board of Trustees. […]