Knowledge Identifier: &Cornell_University
Category: Sciences (600)
Founded in 1865.
Countries: United States (70%), (11%), United Kingdom (3%)
Linked to: Cornell University College of Engineering, Cornell Law School, Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, Cornell University College of Human Ecology
Organized in 1868, the oldest Cornell student organization is the Cornell University Glee Club
The Cornell University Press, established in 1869 but inactive from 1884 to 1930, was the first university publishing enterprise in the United States
John Henry Comstock - He studied at Cornell University, graduating in 1874
Kate Gleason - In 1884, she was the first woman to be admitted to study engineering at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, although she was unable to complete her studies at Cornell due to her required presence in the factory
Hermann Biggs - Educated at Cornell University and Bellevue Hospital Medical College, he became lecturer and professor of pathological anatomy in the latter institution in 1885
Woodrow Wilson - Wilson was a visiting lecturer at Cornell University during AY1886-1887, but failed to gain a permanent position.
Frederick Vernon Coville - He went to Cornell University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1887
A. W. Shepard - Shepard played college football at Cornell University from 1889 through 1891
Dragon Day is one of the school's oldest traditions and has been celebrated annually since 1901, typically on or near St. Patrick's Day. The dragon is built secretly by the architecture students, and taunting messages are left for the engineering students for the week before Dragon Day. On Dragon Day, the dragon is paraded across the Arts Quad and set afire
Charles M. French - French graduated from Cornell University in 1909 and was a member of the Sphinx Head Society
Georgios Papanikolaou, who taught at Cornell's medical school from 1913 to 1961, invented the Pap smear test for cervical cancer
Clarence E. Kilburn - He graduated from Cornell University in 1916
Robert Alexander Anderson (composer) - He graduated from Cornell University in 1916, where he studied electrical and mechanical engineering and was a member of the Cornell University Glee Club
Carl L. Becker - He was John Wendell Anderson Professor of History in the Department of History at Cornell University from 1917 to 1941
Ivan Dresser - He was a 1919 graduate of Cornell University and a member of the Sphinx Head Society
In the 1930s, Cornell built the second cyclotron in the United States
Dean Amadon - He received a BS from Hobart College in 1934 and a Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1947
Robert Ford (poet) - Born in Ottawa , Ontario, the son of former "London Free Press" Editor-in Chief and University of Western Ontario Chancellor Arthur Ford, he received his B.A. in history and English in 1937 from the University of Western Ontario and a M.A. in history in 1940 from Cornell University
Alva Kelley - Kelley graduated from Cornell University in 1941 after playing three seasons of football under Carl Snavely and fellow fraternity brother George K. James, including the 1939 undefeated national championship season
Barber Conable - He graduated from Cornell University in 1942, where he was president of the Quill and Dagger society and a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity
Irving Ives - He introduced legislation to create the state Department of Commerce and to establish the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University, of which he was dean from 1945 to 1947
Red Mitchell - Although Cornell University awarded him an engineering scholarship, by 1947 he was in the US Army playing bass.
Vladimir Nabokov - Nabokov's Lectures on Literature at Cornell University where he was appointed an instructor in 1948, reveals his controversial ideas concerning art.
Buckminster Fuller was a visiting professor at Cornell for one year , and Henry Louis Gates, African American Studies scholar and subject of an arrest controversy and White House "Beer Summit", taught at Cornell from 1985 to 1989
Edwin E. Witte - During the academic year of 1953-54, he was a visiting scholar at Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations
Alvin F. Poussaint - The academic pursuits that characterized his early years led him to graduate from Columbia University in 1956, acquire a M.D from Cornell University in 1960, and complete postgraduate training from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he studied psychopharmacology and served as Chief Resident in Psychiatry
Since 1962, Cornell has been involved in unmanned missions to Mars
Peter D. Williams - He graduated from Cornell University in 1963
Bill Gates - Since leaving day-to-day operations at Microsoft , Gates continues his philanthropy and, among other projects, purchased the video rights to the Messenger Lectures series called "The Character of Physical Law", given at Cornell University by Richard Feynman in 1964 and recorded by the BBC. The videos are available online to the public at Microsoft's Project Tuva
Paul Johnsgard - After the course of two years, he produced his first book, the "Handbook of Waterfowl Behaviour" published by Cornell University in 1965
Rem Koolhaas - He was a journalist for the "Haagse Post" before starting studies, in 1968, in architecture at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London , followed, in 1972, by further studies with O. Mathias Ungers at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, New York, followed by studies at the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York City
Richard Long (artist) - Within a year after he graduated from St Martins, the artist became closely associated with the emergence of Land Art; he participated in the first international manifestations of both Arte Povera, in Amalfi, Italy in 1968, and Earth Art, at Cornell University, New York in 1969.
Edith Jones - Jones graduated from Cornell University in 1971
Wendell Brown - At Cornell University, Brown was awarded a Hughes Aircraft Bachelors of Science Undergraduate Fellowship in 1980
Gabrielle Giffords - She received a Bachelor of Arts' degree in Sociology and Latin American History from Scripps College in California in 1993; spent a year as a Fulbright Scholar in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico; and earned a Master's degree in Regional Planning from Cornell University in 1996, focussing her studies there on Mexican-American relations.
Carl Sagan - Sagan taught a course on critical thinking at Cornell University until he died in 1996 from pneumonia, a few months after finding that he was in remission of myelodysplastic syndrome
Hans Bethe - Three Lectures by Hans Bethe videos on Quantum Mechanics given at Cornell University in 1999.
S. E. Cupp - In 2000, Cupp graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History
This undergraduate program opened in September 2002 and was the first coeducational institute of higher education in Qatar
Cornell was on the top-ten list of U.S. universities receiving the most patents in 2003, and was one of the nation's top five institutions in forming start-up companies
Stephen Baby - Baby graduated from Cornell University in 2003, where he was a member of the Quill and Dagger society
In 2006, Cornell was ranked 1st in the United States and 4th in the world in producing the most graduates who went on to receive engineering or natural science Ph.D.'s at American universities
Among graduate engineering programs, Cornell was ranked 9th in the United States by "U.S. News" in 2008
David Plouffe - In May 2009, Plouffe delivered the convocation address at Cornell University
In 2012, Cornell ranked 14th in the QS World University Rankings and 16th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings
The university ranked 10th in the 2013 "Business Insider" Best Colleges in America ranking, 16th in the 2013 "U.S. News & World Report" National Universities ranking, and 13th globally in an academic ranking of world universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2011
In 2016, Cornell University ranked 20th in the world for reputation , according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings
Cornell ranked 14th in the 2018 edition of the QS World University Rankings and 19th in the 2017 edition of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings