Jum Warritay energizes the group during facilitator training in spring 2020. (L to R) Jazlin Gomez Garner ’16, MPA ’18; Jum Warritay PhD ’17; Owen MacDonnell ’20; Christian Hall ’20; Zara Schrieber ’21

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Building community across difference

The Intergroup Dialogue Project (IDP) works to engage the entire Cornell community by facilitating dialogue among small groups of community members. Founded in 2012 as a pilot project involving a few dozen undergraduates, IDP has experienced explosive growth at Cornell. The academic initiative now touches every undergraduate on campus as a part of Cornell’s first-year … Read more

Five generations converge at Women in Entrepreneurship Conference

More than 150 attendees – including Cornell alumni and students from the classes of 1967 through 2022 – converged in New York City on March 5 for the inaugural Women in Entrepreneurship Conference. Attendees heard from alumni who have founded thriving businesses, about the keys to their successes. The goal of the conference was twofold: … Read more

Cornell Forbes 30 Under 30: be fearless!

Cornellians from across the country and around the world tuned in on January 30, 2020, to hear from the newest cohort of Cornell Forbes 30 Under 30 honorees. The 2020 Cornell Forbes digital event attracted audiences of all ages, including current Cornell students and alumni spanning seven decades. Hosted by previous Forbes listmakers Kristen McClellan … Read more

Coming together on Cornell Cares Day

Cornell University is deeply committed to enhancing the lives of people in communities around the world. In the spirit of public service, Cornellians have set aside a day dedicated to serving their neighbors. Cornell Cares Day is one of the most popular events hosted by regional Cornell clubs and associations all year. Cornell Cares Day … Read more

Meet the 2020 candidates for the alumni trustee election

Voting is open February 1-29 (closing February 29, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. EST) for Cornell alumni to elect two new members to the Cornell University Board of Trustees. Four candidates are endorsed by the Committee on Alumni Trustee Nominations: Beth Anderson ’80; Ariel E. Belen JD ’81; E. Eric Elmore ’86, JD ’89; and Doug … Read more

Beyond survival: how to thrive in expensive cities

On December 10 and 11, Cornell alumni in San Francisco and Los Angeles gathered to hear financial tips from Bruce Stuart ’86, first vice president, executive financial services director, and financial advisor at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, and Jason Tripp ’03, senior gift planning officer in Cornell’s division of Alumni Affairs and Development. They shared … Read more

Sharing the gifts of alumni life with new Cornellians

Nicole Svonavec is a new face at Alumni Affairs and Development (AAD). Svonavec was hired in September 2019 as director of student  and young alumni programs (SYAP). She leads a team of three colleagues—Mandy Bennison MMH ’18, Cait Collins, and Amanda Massa—whose goal is to inspire current students and recent graduates to connect with Cornell’s … Read more

Jason Providakes PhD ’85: Cornell connections just make sense

MITRE has employed 144 Cornell alumni, launched a corporate partnership with Cornell’s Systems Engineering program, and invited Dean Lance Collins to join their board of trustees. Jason Providakes never intended to leave academia. After earning his PhD in electrical and computer engineering from Cornell Engineering in 1985, Providakes took a position at Cornell, teaching and … Read more

Two Cornell women who are changing the face of Congress

On October 29, 16 members of the President’s Council of Cornell Women (PCCW) had breakfast on Capitol Hill with Representatives Sharice Davids JD ’10 (D-KS) and Elissa Slotkin ’98 (D-MI). These two Cornell alumnae are members of the historic 2018 freshman class of congresswomen who are “changing the face” of the institution, according to Karen … Read more

Cornell CIS Recipients of the MacArthur Genius Grant

On October 3-4, 2019, Cornell CIS (Computing and Information Science) celebrated its 20th anniversary. To mark the event, CIS hosted a symposium showcasing the game-changing impact of computing on a breadth of disciplines. The CIS@20 celebration included a conversation with four past CIS recipients of the MacArthur Fellowship, also known as the “genius grant.” Dan Huttenlocher, chair of … Read more

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