Cornell faculty members have until Friday, Dec. 11, to submit nominations for the A.D. White Professors-at-Large Program, in the areas of humanities, life sciences and physical sciences. The program particularly encourages the nomination of women and minority candidates.
A.D. White Professors-at-Large are appointed to six-year terms as nonresident visiting professors at Cornell.
During their tenure, A.D. White Professors-at-Large complete two to three 5-to-7-day visits to campus interacting with faculty, students and members of the community through public lectures, informal meetings and various other events. These interactions are the hallmark of the program, and serve to foster engaged conversations and meaningful experiences among all audiences.
In accordance with restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all on-campus visits have been suspended. However, the program is continuing its scheduling and planning for future visits, and welcoming new nominations.
This fall, the program welcomed three new members of the cohort, bringing to 21 the total number of active A.D. White Professors-at-Large. The newest professors in the program are:
- Dawn Upshaw: An internationally acclaimed soprano, Upshaw is a five-time Grammy Award winner and the first vocalist to receive a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, popularly known as a “genius grant”;
- James Balog: A photographer specializing in the human modification of nature, Balog founded the Extreme Ice Survey in 2007. It is the most wide-ranging, ground-based, photographic study of glaciers ever conducted; and
- Oskar Eustis: Dedicated to the development of new work that speaks to the great issues of our time, Eustis has served as the artistic director of The Public Theater since 2005. He was previously artistic director at Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, Rhode Island.
Pre-proposals are due on or before Dec. 11; consult the program’s website for instructions on how to submit nominations.