Meinig family earns Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award

Three of the four generations of Meinigs who have attended Cornell thus far were on hand to accept the award, which recognizes engineering alumni whose leadership and vision have transformed the world and brought distinction to the College of Engineering and Cornell.

Christine Lovely named chief human resources officer

Christine D. Lovely, associate vice chancellor and chief human resources officer at the University of California, Davis, will succeed Mary Opperman as Cornell's next vice president and chief human resources officer, effective Aug. 30.

Merrill Scholars honor their mentors

Each spring the Merrill scholars are asked to recognize the high school teacher who impacted their early education and the Cornell faculty or staff member who contributed most significantly to their college experience.

Undergrads launch peer-reviewed journal

The Cornell Undergraduate Research Journal, a biannual digital and print publication, received 20 submissions for its inaugural issue. From those, the editorial board selected nine articles featuring a wide range of topics. 

Pollack to grads: ‘Have an influence that will matter’

The Class of 2022 will make contributions to the world that Ezra Cornell could never have imagined, President Martha E. Pollack said at Commencement, held May 28 at Schoellkopf Field.

Commissioned ROTC seniors embrace change, uncertainty

A dozen graduating ROTC seniors were among 19 members of Cornell's Tri-Service Brigade who earned commissions in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines during a May 27 ceremony in Alice Statler Auditorium.

Jayawardhana reappointed A&S dean, named Bethe professor

Ray Jayawardhana, the Harold Tanner Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, has been appointed to a second five-year term, beginning July 1, 2023, and named the Hans A. Bethe Professor, an appointment that begins July 1, 2022.

Staff News

Men’s lacrosse set to face Rutgers in NCAA semifinals

Seventh-seeded Cornell will meet sixth-seeded Rutgers on May 28 in the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse national semifinals. Gametime is noon in East Hartford, Connecticut; the winner advances to the national championship game, May 30.

Instrument-building festival challenges, inspires

The FutureSounds Festival extended the existing sound world with presentations by guest builders and performers and newly designed instruments and compositions by Cornell students.