Summer Math Institute gets three-year grant from NSF

The Summer Math institute, launched in 2006 for college students considering graduate school, received a grant from the National Science Foundation for $753,000 over the next three years. (Sept. 4, 2008)

How equal is opportunity? Seminars engage alumni in social sciences research

Interim Provost David Harris, a scholar on race, ethnicity and public policy, is one of four Cornell social scientists leading a series of interactive seminars on inequality and socio-economic mobility. (Aug. 29, 2008)

Cornell Urban Scholars gain perspective, experience from summer program

Students in the Cornell Urban Scholars Program in New York City this summer relate some of their experiences working with agencies and nonprofits to alleviate poverty. (Aug. 25, 2008)

New policy gives grad student parents what they need most: time and financial support

The Graduate and Professional Student Parental Accommodation policy is designed to provide students with the time and funds to deal with the demands of childbirth, adoption, foster care and acute child health care. (Aug. 21, 2008)

IthaQatar ambassadors build friendships, 'feel the oneness' across campuses

Twelve students from Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar spent the summer in Ithaca doing research, exploring the area and building friendships with students on Cornell's main campus. (Aug. 20, 2008)

Cornell's Class of 2012 is diverse, smart and global

Cornell's new Class of 2012 is smart and diverse -- some 32 percent identify themselves as 'students of color,' and more than 88 percent are from the top 10 percent of their high school class. (Aug. 6, 2008)

Students from China complete college prep program

Fifty Chinese high school students in the Cornell China College Preparatory Program spent the summer on campus engaged in academic work and cultural and language immersion. (Aug. 4, 2008)

Roberto Sierra to compose inaugural Sphinx <br />commission for 12 orchestras

Composer and Cornell professor Roberto Sierra has been selected to compose the inaugural work for the Sphinx Commissioning Consortium, an alliance of 12 American orchestras. (Aug. 4, 2008)

Mannix is new vice provost for equity and inclusion

Mannix, professor of management at the Johnson School and director of the Institute for the Social Sciences, has been named vice provost for equity and inclusion, effective July 15. (July 29, 2008)