Earlier this summer, Cornell opened the Martin Y. Tang Welcome Center at 616 Thurston Ave. in the renovated Noyes Lodge overlooking Beebe Lake.
An exhibition space opened last week with displays on the university’s history and its education, research and engagement missions. Among the highlights on view are inventions created by Cornell faculty and alumni, a 3D printed replica of Ezra Cornell’s 1844 telegraph, Big Red hockey gear, the Rover Athena from the Cornell Mars Rover Project, wearable tech created at Cornell, and Rich Medina ’92’s DJ equipment from the Cornell Hip Hop Collection.
The new facility, made possible by gifts from Trustee Emeritus Martin Y. Tang ’70, The Atlantic Philanthropies and members of the Treman family, will welcome thousands of visitors to campus annually – not only prospective students and their families, but also current students, alumni, faculty, staff and visitors to Ithaca who wish to explore Cornell’s academic, cultural and natural resources.
The Tang Welcome Center houses the information desk, university switchboard and 80 student staff, and all campus tours originate there. Visit Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and most Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.