Cornell University

Cornell University

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Cornell University is an American private Ivy League research university located in Ithaca, New York. Founded in 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White, the university is broadly organized into seven undergraduate colleges and seven graduate divisions at its main Ithaca campus, with each college and division defining its own admission standards and academic programs in near autonomy. The university also administers two satellite medical campuses, one in New York City and one in Education City, Qatar. Cornell is one of two private land grant universities.

Of its seven undergraduate colleges, three are state-supported statutory or contract colleges. As a land grant college, it operates a cooperative extension outreach program in every county of New York and receives annual funding from the State of New York for certain educational missions.

Cornell counts more than 245,000 living alumni, 31 Marshall Scholars, 28 Rhodes Scholars and 41 Nobel laureates as affiliated with the university. The student body consists of nearly 14,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students from all 50 states and 122 countries.

Honors: Ivy League Member

Cornell University News

Computing & Information Sciences

A new study found that adding a photo of women and an inclusivity statement to a Facebook ad for a computer science course increased the number of women who clicked on the ad by 26 percent.
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Provost Michael Kotlikoff and Deputy Provost John Siliciano will co-chair the search committee for the next Jack and Rilla Neafsey Dean of Cornell Tech. The committee will begin meeting immediately to develop a position announcement.
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Cornell’s first Digital Agriculture Hackathon saw students from a variety of disciplines come together to develop ways of addressing some of the world’s most pressing agricultural challenges.
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
At the Cornell Business Impact Symposium, keynote speaker Ashish Gadnis described a pathway to positive social impact that could help people around the world rise from poverty, reduce gender inequality, vanquish black markets and bring light to shadow economies.
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
Twelve graduate students will spend this year refining their dissertation plans and testing the waters of global research with help from the Einaudi-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program.
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
A Cornell-led team has found that when robots are beating humans in contests for cash prizes, people consider themselves less competent and expend slightly less effort – and they tend to dislike the robots, too.
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
As applications grow more complex, companies such as Twitter, Amazon and Netflix are turning to microservices – scores of small applications, each performing a single function and communicating over the network to work together.
Fri, 08 Mar 2019
Six Cornell assistant professors have received National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program awards.
Tue, 05 Mar 2019
Female students from more than 20 high schools in upstate New York and New York City competed Feb. 23 in Cornell’s first High School Girls Programming Contest.
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
Using the five steps of design thinking, Diane Levitt from Cornell Tech gave a workshop Feb. 20 on how to work as a team to create rapid prototypes in an attempt to solve real-world problems.
Wed, 27 Feb 2019