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Carl Becker's histories and the American present

Carl Becker wrote to a future colleague in 1917, inquiring about Ithaca's climate. His temperament was indeed quickly tested. Cornell transformed his views and, through his writings, the thinking of many leading Americans -- but not because of the weather. Read more

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Faculty art projects ...'Technology ecosystem' in NYC ... Cornell history ... Med students in Ithaca ... Citizen scientists ... Track coaches in East Africa ...Read more


Cornell is right for Big Apple tech campus

The CornellNYC Tech Campus project is a unique opportunity to accelerate Cornell's development of tech startups by creating a place for faculty, researchers, students, entrepreneurs and established firms to work closely together. Read more

From The Publisher

Tommy Bruce

Our cover story highlights a well-known fact among academics, yet one that is little understood outside academia: that teaching and research in the humanities are a tightly woven whole. Read more