Good News & Celebrations


Today, May 3rd, at 4:30PM, history majors (and prospective majors)interested in learning more about history’s honors program…. are invited to Join us in 365 McGraw Hall on at 4:30

Three current seniors will talk about their Honors experience, with a focus on what it was like to write their thesis this year.

The Cornell Historical Society will present the official release of the 2016 edition of Ezra’s Archives, an annual publication featuring historical work by undergraduates.

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Good News and Congratulations to Faculty

MARIA CRISTINA GARCIA has won a 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship supporting her research on “Climate Refugees: The Environmental Origins of Refugee Migrations.” Each of the 33 winners does research and writing aimed at addressing some of the world’s most urgent challenges to U.S. democracy and international order.

MARIA CRISTINA GARCIA has just been named as one of four winners this year of the Kendall S. Carpenter Memorial Advising Prize. The awards, which underscore the importance of undergraduate advising, were established by Cornell trustee Stephen Ashley, CALS ’62, MBA ’64, to honor his adviser, the late Professor Kendall S. Carpenter, who taught business management from 1954 to 1967.

SANDRA GREENE has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the country’s oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers, convening leaders from the academic, business, and government sectors to respond to the challenges facing—and opportunities available to—the nation and the world. Members of the 2016 class include winners of the Pulitzer Prize and the Wolf Prize; MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellowships; the Fields Medal; and the Grammy Award and National Book Award.

ISABEL HULL has received the top award from the American Society of International Law for her book, A Scrap of Paper. The official designation of the award is:  Certificate of Merit from the American Society of International Law for Scrap of Paper (“Preeminent Contribution to Creative Scholarship”), 2016. She picked up the award at the annual ASIL conference in Washington at the end of March, and sat next to Justice Breyer, who was giving the keynote at the awards ceremony.

MARY BETH NORTON  has been nominated for the presidency of the American Historical Association, read more at this link:

ERIC TAGLIACOZZO has been selected as the recipient of the Stephen and Margery Russell Distinguished Teaching Award for 2016. This is a great honor, given by the College, and recognizing devotion to teaching.

Good News and Congratulations to Graduate Students

SEAN COSGROVE is one of ten Cornell doctoral students to receive the first Engaged Graduate Student Grants. Sean is designing an intensive 15-week workshop, “Rebel History,” to empower under-served New York City high school students.

TIM SORG has been selected as a recipient of the Dean’s Prize for Distinguished Teaching Award for 2016. The College gives this award to teaching assistants who have demonstrated their devotion to undergraduate teaching.

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