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

The new Blockchain for Business certificate program helps learners explore blockchain’s cryptographic roots, demystify the technology and use blockchain to solve business problems.
Fri, 19 Oct 2018
Cornell researchers developed a tool that tracks alertness by measuring pupil size, captured through a burst of photographs taken every time users unlock their smartphones.
Mon, 15 Oct 2018
In response to the call to action for feeding an ever-growing global population, the Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture is taking a multidisciplinary approach to the complex challenge. 
Fri, 12 Oct 2018
The university is launching two new multicollege departments – one in statistics and data science, and one in computational biology – to meet evolving research needs, encourage collaboration, and improve the quality of teaching and learning in these increasingly essential fields.
Thu, 11 Oct 2018
Diane Levitt, senior director of K-12 education at Cornell Tech, helped local teachers explore ways to integrate computational thinking into their classrooms in a Sept. 28 workshop, “Inspiring a Passion for Computational Thinking,” at Clark Hall. 
Wed, 10 Oct 2018
On Oct. 5, President Martha E. Pollack and other campus leaders talked to representatives of a school in Herat, Afghanistan, that teaches girls to code and create apps.
Tue, 09 Oct 2018
The Sept. 27-28 symposium “Bridging the Divide: Machine Learning in Medicine,” held at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, brought together researchers and clinicians from Cornell’s Ithaca campus and Weill Cornell Medicine to discuss recent work and initiate collaborations in the field of machine learning in medicine. 
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
Deborah Estrin, professor of computer science at Cornell Tech and of healthcare policy and research at Weill Cornell Medicine, has been awarded a 2018 MacArthur Foundation fellowship for her innovative work using mobile devices and data to address social challenges.
Thu, 04 Oct 2018
Computing and Information Science faculty will educate employees of Infosys in blockchain, machine learning and human-computer interaction.
Wed, 03 Oct 2018
The Sept. 28-29 Speed Conference, part of Cornell Tech’s new Digital Life Initiative, drew faculty from New York City and Ithaca to explore how humans can keep up with computers’ speed.
Wed, 03 Oct 2018