Robert F. Smith '85 and Lance R. Collins, the Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering

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Robert F. Smith ’85 named Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year

Cornell has named a Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year every year since Robert F. Smith’s junior year as a chemical engineering student. On Nov. 3, Smith—one of the world’s top business minds—received this year’s award from President Martha E. Pollack. “Your leadership and thoughtful, socially responsible philanthropy mean a great deal to me and to … Read more

“This Is Rocket Science” celebrates Cornell in space

“Cornellians have flown on the space shuttle. They’ve sent spacecraft to every world in the solar system and built telescopes that have peered clear across the universe,” said science writer Christopher Crockett ’99, MEng ’00 during “This Is Rocket Science: Cornell’s Contributions to Discovering the Universe,” an April 4 event offered by Alumni Affairs and … Read more

CSV17 explores the impact of innovation

Nearly 500 Cornell alumni, parents and friends gathered March 7 at The SF JAZZ Center in downtown San Francisco to learn how emerging technologies affect our lives. “Don’t think about this as robots walking around and taking our jobs,” said Jeff Hawkins ’79, P ’12, who founded Palm Computing and Handspring and now runs Numenta, … Read more

CSV17: Impact through Innovation focuses on how tech affects you

A self-driving car might be closer to your driveway than you think—Shaun Stewart ’02 rides in one regularly. As a director at Waymo, the self-driving tech company that graduated in December from Alphabet’s X, he takes the bus from his home to Google’s main campus in Mountain View, California, one of three test cities. “Then … Read more

Volunteer leaders go back to the classroom

Members of the Cornell University Council (CUC) had the opportunity to join students in the classroom on October 27, the first day of the 66th Trustee-Council Annual Meeting (TCAM). Seventeen courses were offered; in lecture halls across campus, more than 200 council members had front-row seats to intellectual discussions. In the College of Arts and … Read more

Q&A with Cornell’s 34th Hatfield Fellow

George Scangos ’70 is CEO of Biogen and chair of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. This year, he is the recipient of Cornell University’s Robert S. Hatfield Fellowship in Economic Education—one of the highest honors the university gives to individuals from the corporate sector. On October 27, Scangos will visit the Ithaca campus … Read more

Cornell Family Fellows spend an engaging weekend on campus

The collective intelligence of honey bees, employment branding in hospitality, and cancer detection through glowing nanoparticles were just some of the subjects explored by parents and families during the Cornell Family Fellows spring weekend visit April 29 – 30. Established in 2012, the Cornell Family Fellows program recognizes parents who make annual gifts to Cornell … Read more

PCCW symposium features women in the arts

The President’s Council of Cornell Women (PCCW)—established by former President Frank H. T. Rhodes in 1990—held a symposium centered on the arts, in Ithaca, March 4 to 6, to coincide with the group’s planning meetings. Twenty-six years ago, the annual meeting started with a few alumnae leaders, and it has since grown into a gathering … Read more

Alumni discuss the planned College of Business

The Alumni Engagement Committee has been created to inform alumni and engage them in discussions regarding the Cornell College of Business, which was approved by the Cornell University Board of Trustees in January and which will be comprised of the School of Hotel Administration (SHA), the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management … Read more

Cornell’s Food TV Stars

Mitchell A. Davis ’91, executive director of the James Beard Foundation, moderated a Cornell Entrepreneur Network event on “The Business of Food Media,” February 6, at the Gotham West Market in Manhattan. Joining him to share an insider’s view of cooking, health, and broadcasting were Kit Sigety ’44, who was the food editor of NBC’s … Read more

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