Cornell Big Red
The Cornell Big Red is the informal name of the sports teams, other competitive teams, at Cornell University. The university sponsors 36 varsity sports, as well as numerous club teams. Cornell participates in NCAA Division I as part of the Ivy League; the men's and women's ice hockey teams compete in the ECAC Hockey League. Additionally, teams compete in the National Intercollegiate Women's Fencing Association, the Collegiate Sprint Football League, the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges, the Eastern Association of Women's Rowing Colleges, the Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association, the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association. Cornell's teams did not have an official name until after 1905, when a recent graduate, Romeyn Berry'04, wrote lyrics for a new football song; the lyrics included the words "the big, red team," and the nickname stuck. Cornell does not have an official mascot. In 1915, a live bear named; the current version, which appears at many of Cornell's sporting events, is a brown bear costume, worn by an undergraduate student.
And "red man," a person dressed in a tight red suit, has been seen running up and down the field of men's soccer games. Cornell's colors, carnelian red and white, date back to the university's Inauguration Day on October 7, 1868. Many of Cornell's athletic directors have made substantial contributions to collegiate athletics in general, including Romeyn Berry, James Lynah, Robert Kane. Big Red sports are covered in the two campus publications, the Cornell Daily Sun and the Cornell Review, as well as on various blogs. A number of fight songs are associated with Cornell sports teams, such as "The Big Red Team", "Fight for Cornell", "New Cornell Fight Song", but the one with the longest use and tradition is "Give My Regards to Davy", a song written by three Cornellians in 1904; the song is sung to the tune of George M. Cohan's "Give My Regards to Broadway"; the sprint football team has won the CSFL title six times. The men's ice hockey team has been NCAA champion twice, ECAC champion 12 times and Ivy League champion 22 times, recorded the only undefeated season in NCAA Division I Hockey history in 1970.
The men's lacrosse team has been Ivy League champion 29 times. The men's Lightweight rowing team varsity 8+ has won the IRA regatta seven times since 1992; the women's polo team has won the National Women's Polo Championship 15 times and the women's hockey team has been Ivy League champion 14 times. Baseball Ivy 1972, 1977, 1979, 1982, 2012 EIBL 1939, 1940, 1952, 1972, 1977 Men's Basketball Ivy 1988, 2008, 2009, 2010 Women's Basketball Ivy 2008 Men's Cross Country Heptagonal Champions 1939, 1940, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1961, 1963, 1993 Ivy Champions 1957, 1961, 1963, 1992, 1993 Women's Cross Country Heptagonal Champions 1991, 1992, 1993, 1998, 2011, 2012 Football National 1915, 1921, 1922, 1939 Ivy 1971, 1988, 1990 Sprint Football CSFL 1975, 1978, 1982, 1984, 1986, 2006 Field Hockey Ivy 1991 Men's Ice Hockey NCAA 1967, 1970 ECAC 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010 Ivy 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984*, 1985*, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004*, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019 Ned Harkness Cup 2003, 2005, 2008, 2013 Women's Ice Hockey NCAA Frozen Four 2010, 2011, 2012 ECAC 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 Ivy 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1990, 1996, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018 Men's Lacrosse NCAA 1971, 1976, 1977 Ivy 1966, 1968, 1969*, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980*, 1981, 1982, 1983*, 1987, 2003*, 2004*, 2005, 2006*, 2007, 2008*, 2009*, 2010*, 2011, 2013, 2014*, 2015* Ivy League Tournament Champions 2011, 2018 Women's Lacrosse Ivy 2006*, 2017* Men's Polo National 1937, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1966, 1992, 2005 Women's Polo National 1979, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1991, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2011, 2015, 2016 Men's Heavyweight Crew Cornell's Crews have won more RAAC and IRA National Championships than any other University, most recently: IRA National 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1962, 1963, 1971, 1977, 1981, 1982 Eastern Sprints 1956, 1957, 1960, 1963 Men's Lightweight Crew IRA National 1992, 2006, 2007 2008 2014, 2015, 2017 Eastern Sprints 1949, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1992, 2006, 2008, 2014, 2015, 2017 Women's Crew IRA National 1989 Men's Soccer Ivy 1975, 1977, 1995, 2012 Women's Soccer Ivy 1987, 1991, 1992 Softball Ivy 1999, 2001, 2004, 2009 Men's Swimming EISL Dual-Meet 1984, 2007 Men's Tennis Ivy 2011, 2017* Men's Track Indoor Heptagonal Champions 1953, 1955, 1958, 1977, 1978, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014 Outdoor Heptagonal Champions 1939, 1951, 1955, 1958, 1978, 1985, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 2014, 2016 Women's Track Indoor Heptagonal Champions 1991, 1995, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 Outdoor Heptagonal Champions 1991, 1992, 1995, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013 Volleyball Ivy 1991, 1992, 1993, 2004, 2005, 2006 Men's Wrestling See footnote See also: Collegiate wrestling, Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association, NCAA Wrestling Team ChampionshipEIWA champions 1910, 1912–1917, 1922, 1923, 1926, 1930, 1958, 1992, 1993, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Ivy League champions 1957–1960, 1962–1966, 1973, 1974, 1987–1993, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2003–2019 NCAA Runner-up 2010, 2011 Women’s Club Ultim
Cornell Law School
Cornell Law School is the law school of Cornell University, a private Ivy League university located in Ithaca, New York. It is one of the five Ivy League law schools and offers three law degree programs along with several dual-degree programs in conjunction with other professional schools at the university. Established in 1887 as Cornell's Department of Law, the school today is one of the smallest top-tier JD-conferring institutions in the country, with around two-hundred students graduating each year. Since its inception Cornell Law School has always ranked among the top law schools in the nation. Cornell Law alumni include business executive and philanthropist Myron Charles Taylor, namesake of the law school building, along with U. S. Secretaries of State Edmund Muskie and William P. Rogers, U. S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Samuel Pierce, the first female President of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen, federal judge and first female editor-in-chief of a law review Mary Donlon Alger, former President of the International Criminal Court Song Sang-Hyun, as well as many members of the U.
S. Congress, state attorneys general, U. S. federal and state judges and businesspeople. Cornell Law School is home to the Legal Information Institute, the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, the Cornell Law Review, the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy and the Cornell International Law Journal; the current dean of the law school is Eduardo Peñalver, who assumed the role in 2014. The Law Department at Cornell opened in 1887 in Morrill Hall with Judge Douglass Boardman as its first dean. At that time, admission did not require a high school diploma. In 1917, two years of undergraduate education were required for admission, in 1924, it became a graduate degree program; the department was renamed the Cornell Law School in 1925. In 1890, George Washington Fields graduated, one of the first law-school-graduates of color in the United States. In 1893, Cornell had Mary Kennedy Brown. Future Governor, Secretary of State, Chief Justice of the United States, Charles Evans Hughes, was a professor of law at Cornell from 1891–1893, after returning to legal practice he continued to teach at the law school as a special lecturer from 1893–1895.
Hughes Hall, one of the law school's central buildings, is named in his honor. In 1892, the school moved into Boardman Hall, constructed for legal instruction; the school moved from Boardman Hall to its present-day location at Myron Taylor Hall in 1937. The law school building, an ornate, Gothic structure, was the result of a donation by Myron Charles Taylor, a former CEO of US Steel, a member of the Cornell Law class of 1894. Hughes Hall was built as an addition to Myron Taylor Hall and completed in 1963, it was funded by a gift from Taylor. Another addition to Myron Taylor Hall, the Jane M. G. Foster was completed in 1988 and added more space to the library. Foster was a member of the class of 1918, an editor of the Cornell Law Review, an Order of the Coif graduate. In June 2012 the school embarked on a multi-phase expansion and renovation; the first phase created additional classroom space underground, adjacent to Myron Taylor Hall along College Avenue. The second phase will include the removal and digitization of printed materials from the library stacks so that the space can be converted to additional classroom and student space.
The third phase involves converting Hughes Hall into office space. In 1948, Cornell Law School established a program of specialization in international affairs and started awarding LL. B. degrees. In 1968, the school began to publish the Cornell International Law Journal. In 1991, the school established the Berger International Legal Studies Program. In 1994, the school established a partnership with the University of Paris I law faculty to establish a Paris-based Summer Institute of International and Comparative Law. From 1999 -- 2004 the school hosted Legal Theory Project. In 2006, the school established its second summer law institute in China; the Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture was established in 2002. Myron Taylor Hall saw the addition of 40,000 square feet of underground classrooms in 2012–2014. Hughes Hall was renovated in 2017. Cornell Law School is selective: for the class entering in the fall of 2018, 872 out of 4,126 applicants were offered admission, with 195 matriculating.
The 25th and 75th LSAT percentiles for the 2018 entering class were 164 and 168 with a median of 167. The 25th and 75th undergraduate GPA percentiles were 3.73 and 3.89 with a median of 3.82. In the LL. M. program, designed for non-U. S.-trained lawyers, 900 applications were received for the 50 to 60 openings. LL. M. Students come from over 30 different countries. Along with consideration of the quality of an applicant's academic record and LSAT scores, the full-file-review admissions process places a heavy emphasis on an applicant's personal statement, letters of recommendation, community/extracurricular involvement, work experience; the application invites a statement on diversity and a short note on why an applicant wants to attend Cornell. The law school values applicants who have done their research and have particular interests or goals that would be served by attending the school versus one of its peer institutions. Cornell Law School was ranked 13th in the 2019 U. S. News and World Report Law School 8th in the 2019 Above the Law rankings.
The Master of Laws program at Cornell Law School was ranked 1st in the 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011 AUAP rankings. In 2017, the National Law Journal ranked Cornell 4th
The Ivy League is an American collegiate athletic conference comprising sports teams from eight private universities in the Northeastern United States. The term Ivy League is used to refer to those eight schools as a group of elite colleges beyond the sports context; the eight members are Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, Yale University. Ivy League has connotations of academic excellence, selectivity in admissions, social elitism. While the term was in use as early as 1933, it became official only after the formation of the NCAA Division I athletic conference in 1954. Seven of the eight schools were founded during the colonial period, thus account for seven of the nine Colonial Colleges chartered before the American Revolution; the other two colonial colleges Rutgers University and the College of William & Mary became public institutions instead. Ivy League schools are viewed as some of the most prestigious, are ranked among the best universities worldwide by U.
S. News & World Report. All eight universities place in the top fourteen of the 2019 U. S. News & World Report national university rankings, including four Ivies in the top three. In the 2019 U. S. News & World Report global university rankings, three Ivies rank in the top ten and six in the top twenty. Undergraduate-focused Ivies such as Brown University and Dartmouth College rank 99th and 197th, respectively. U. S. News has named a member of the Ivy League as the best national university in each of the past 18 years ending with the 2018 rankings: Princeton eleven times, Harvard twice, the two schools tied for first five times. Undergraduate enrollments range from about 4,000 to 14,000, making them larger than those of a typical private liberal arts college and smaller than a typical public state university. Total enrollments, including graduate students, range from 6,400 at Dartmouth to over 20,000 at Columbia, Cornell and Penn. Ivy League financial endowments range from Brown's $3.5 billion to Harvard's $34.5 billion, the largest financial endowment of any academic institution in the world.
The Ivy League has drawn many comparisons to other elite grouping of universities in other nations such as Oxbridge and the Golden Triangle in the United Kingdom, C9 League in China, Group of Eight in Australia, Imperial Universities in Japan. These counterparts are referred to in the American media as the "Ivy League" of their respective nations. Additionally, groupings of schools use the "Ivy" nomenclature to denote a perceived comparability, such as American liberal arts colleges, lesser known schools, public universities, schools in the Southern United States. Ivy League universities have some of the largest university financial endowments in the world, which allows the universities to provide many resources for their academic programs and research endeavors; as of 2017, Harvard University has an endowment of $37.1 billion, the highest of any US university Additionally, each university receives millions of dollars in research grants and other subsidies from federal and state governments.
Note: Six of the eight Ivy League universities consider their founding dates to be the date that they received their charters and thus became legal corporations with the authority to grant academic degrees. Harvard University uses the date that the legislature of the Massachusetts Bay Colony formally allocated funds for the creation of a college. Harvard was chartered in 1650, although classes had been conducted for a decade by then; the University of Pennsylvania considered its founding date to be 1750. In Penn's early history, the university changed its recognized founding date to 1749, used for all of the nineteenth century, including a centennial celebration in 1849. In 1899, Penn's board of trustees formally adopted a third founding date of 1740, in response to a petition from Penn's General Alumni Society. Penn was chartered in 1755, the same year. "Religious affiliation" refers to financial sponsorship, formal association with, promotion by, a religious denomination. All of the schools in the Ivy League are private and not associated with any religion.
Students have long revered the ivied walls of older colleges. "Planting the ivy" was a customary class day ceremony at many colleges in the 1800s. In 1893, an alumnus told The Harvard Crimson, "In 1850, class day was placed upon the University Calendar.... The custom of planting the ivy, while the ivy oration was delivered, arose about this time." At Penn, graduating seniors started the custom of planting ivy at a university building each spring in 1873 and that practice was formally designated as "Ivy Day" in 1874. Ivy planting ceremonies are reported for Yale, Bryn Mawr and many others. Princeton's "Ivy Club" was founded in 1879; the first usage of Ivy in reference to a group of colleges is from sportswriter Stanley Woodward. A proportion of our eastern ivy colleges are meeting little fellows another Saturday before plunging into the strife and the turmoil; the first known instance of the term Ivy League being used appeared in The Christian Science Monitor on February 7, 1935. Several sportswriters and other journalists used the term shortly to refer to the older colleges, those along the northeastern seaboard of the United States, chiefly the nine institutions with origins dating from the colonial era, together with th
Al Rayyan is the third-largest municipality in the state of Qatar. Its primary settlement is the city of the same name, which occupies the entire eastern section and surrounds Metropolitan Doha and functions as a suburb; the vast expanse of undeveloped lands in the south-west falls under the municipality's administration. Similar to many other names given to Qatari settlements and municipalities, Al Rayyan Municipality was named after a geographic feature present in its namesake, the city of Al Rayyan; the city derives its name from the Arabic term "ray", which translates to "irrigation". This name was bestowed upon it due to its low elevation, allowing it to act as a flood plain and provide a sustained supply of water to the numerous plants that grew within its boundaries. In March 1893, the Battle of Al Wajbah was fought between the Qataris and Ottomans at the built Al Wajbah Fort, located 10 miles west of Old Doha. Although Qatar did not gain full independence from the Ottoman Empire, the result of the battle is seen by Qataris as a defining moment in the establishment of Qatar as a modern state.
Al Rayyan Municipality was created as an independent municipal administration by the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning in 1972. Since 2004, Al Jemailiya Municipality was merged with Al Rayyan, Jariyan Al Batnah Municipality was split between Al Rayyan and Al Wakrah Municipality. Doha Industrial Area known as Zone 58, was split off from Al Rayyan and integrated into Doha Municipality, becoming an exclave of Doha. In 2014, the western city of Al-Shahaniya was dissociated from Al Rayyan Municipality to form its own municipality. Integrating 35% of Al Rayyan's area into the new municipality, some of Al Rayyan's western localities such as Al Gharbiam, Al Utouriya, Al Jemailiya, Umm Bab, Rawdat Rashed, Al Nasraniya, Dukhan and Al Khurayb were included in the new municipality. Al Rayyan is bordered by five municipalities: Al Khor to the north, Umm Salal to the northeast, Al-Shahaniya to the west, Doha to the east and Al Wakrah to the southeast, it is divided into two main sections. According to the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, the municipality accommodates 223 rawdas, 38 wadis, 24 jeris, six plains, six sabkhas, six capes, six bays.
No islands exist off its coasts. The MME recorded one of the most notable being Jebel Nakhsh, which stands 90 meters tall. Furthermore, there is one highland in the municipality, called Alaa Jaow Al Mathlouth Al Janoubi which consists of elevated surface south of an elongated depression and its namesake, Jaow Al Mathlouth. Al Gharrafa, a district of Al Rayyan City and a part of metropolitan Doha, is being developed as a large-scale commercial hub for residents of northwest Doha, northern Al Rayyan and southern Umm Salal; the district is a well-established retail center, hosting many major malls and supermarkets. A small amount of residential developments are planned for the district; the following is climate data for the locality of Al Mukaynis in Mebaireek. The municipality is divided into 10 zones which are divided into 1410 blocks; as of 2017, Rashid Hamad Al-Hajri is the mayor of Al Rayyan Municipality. The following administrative zones are found in Al Rayyan Municipality as of 2015: Other settlements in Al Rayyan include: Due to Al Rayyan's lack of a coastline in its population centers in the eastern section and pearling did not play a part in building its economy.
Instead, nomadic herding of livestock and small-scale crop cultivation comprised the livelihoods of its past inhabitants. According to government statistics recorded when Al-Shahaniya was still integrated into Al Rayyan, the municipality accounted for the majority of Qatar's farming activities. In 2015, 36% of Qatar's total farmland was based in Al Rayyan, putting it just ahead of Al Khor with 35% of the country's farmland. There were 499 farms occupying 17,136 hectares, most of which were involved in cultivating crops, 234 of which were mixed operations, 8 of which raised livestock, 1 categorized as "other"; the municipality had a livestock inventory of 108,508, including 27,380 goats. Livestock numbers were surpassed only by Al Khor; until 2017, Muaither Yard was the only farmers' market in the municipality. Qatar Foundation established Torba Farmers' Market in Education City in November 2017. Only organically grown produce is sold at this market. According to the 2015 census conducted by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, there were a total of 199 schools located in Al Rayyan at that time.
State schools were recorded as amounting to 108 in the 2016 education census – 50 were for girls and 58 were for boys. A higher number of students were male, at 23,558 compared to 23,455 female students. Several schools have transferred to Al Rayyan from Doha as a result of lower operating costs and closer proximity to students. Various universities main campuses in Education City, a city-scale project by Qatar Foundation, spread across the Al Gharrafa, Gharrafat Al Rayyan and Al Shagub districts of Al Rayyan City. Among the universities are: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar Georgetown University in Qatar Hamad Bin Khalifa University Northwestern University in Qatar Texas A&M University at Qatar Virginia Commonwealth University - Qatar Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar Healthcare standards in the municipality have been boosted by Sidra Medical and Researc
Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
The New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a statutory college established and supervised by the State University of New York system. CALS is located on the campus of Cornell University in New York. With enrollment of 3,100 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students, CALS is the third-largest college of its kind in the United States and the second-largest undergraduate college on the Cornell campus. Established as a Land-grant college, CALS administrates New York's cooperative extension program jointly with New York State College of Human Ecology. CALS runs the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York, the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, as well as other research facilities in New York. In 2007-08, CALS total budget is $283 million, with $96 million coming from tuition and $52 million coming from state appropriations; the Geneva Station budget was an additional $25 million. CALS offers more than 20 majors, each with a focus on Life Sciences, Applied Social Sciences, Environmental Sciences and Agriculture and Food.
CALS undergraduate programs lead to a Bachelor of Science degree in one of 23 different majors. The Applied Economics and Management program, for example, was ranked 3rd nationally in BusinessWeek's Best Undergraduate Business Programs, 2012, edition. CALS offers graduate degrees in various fields of study, including the M. A. T. M. L. A. M. P. S. M. S. and Ph. D.. Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is one of the most renowned institutions in its field. In 2019, it is ranked 1st in the "Food and Nutrition" and "Agricultural Sciences" sectors of Niche.com With an admission rate of 11.5% for the fall of 2018, admission into the college is competitive and in the middle relative to the other colleges at Cornell. The Agriculture Quadrangle is a grouping of buildings dedicated to programs offered by the NYS College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; the oldest building on the quad is Caldwell Hall. The Plant Science Building, Warren Hall, flank the art deco style Albert R. Mann Library. A newer Kennedy and Roberts Halls replaced the original 1906 building, The Computing and Communications Center was Comstock Hall).
These buildings are owned by New York State, which pays for their maintenance. The College operates extension programs through the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York, in 20 buildings, including the Barton Laboratory Greenhouse and Sutton Road Solar Farm, on 130 acres and over 700 acres of test plots and other land parcels used to conduct horticultural research and substations: the Vineyard Research Laboratory in Fredonia, Hudson Valley Laboratory in Highland, Long Island Horticultural Research Laboratory in Riverhead; the Dilmun Hill Student Farm is located in Ithaca, New York is a student-run farm facility operated according to sustainable agricultural practices. The Social Media Lab, is part of the College's Communications Department. In this modern research laboratory, faculty supervise undergraduate and graduate research focusing on human interaction in CMC and online communities, including the investigation of social phenomena, such as disclosure or deception among users of social media computer applications, such as Facebook, Grindr.
Studies examine human behavior, personal experience, human interaction in the digital realm along the dimensions of language processes, self-representation, interpersonal interaction. In 2009, The Social Media Lab coined the term, the Butler Lie, a reference to factually untrue verbal communication used to politely initiate or end an instant message conversation, such as "Gotta go, boss is coming!" These statements buffer the otherwise negative experience of social ostracism. The established Rich’s Food Safety Lab was made possible by a donation from frozen food industry giant Rich; the laboratory aims to engages in critical food safety research and the education of the next generation of food safety leaders. Cornell's first president, Andrew Dickson White, had little enthusiasm for agricultural education, the Board of Trustees were without much enthusiasm. Agriculture could not be ignored, because Ezra Cornell was committed, the provisions of the Morrill Land Grant Act required it. After much difficulty, George Chapman Caldwell was recruited in 1867 as Professor of Chemistry.
He was the first professor of what was to become the Cornell University. The university opened in September 1868 with professor Caldwell, the nominal leader of a group of three professors with interests touching upon agriculture. In addition to Caldwell, there was Albert N. Prentiss, professor of botany, Dr. James Law, professor of veterinary medicine; the Faculty of Agriculture consisted of this informal group of three and a professor of agriculture of the moment. The arrival of Isaac P. Roberts, as professor of agriculture, from Michigan, in 1874 brought credibility to agriculture at Cornell. During the period of 1879-1887, Cornell president Charles Kendall Adams changed the Trustees hostility toward agriculture. In June 1888, the "informal" departments, including agriculture taught by Isaac Roberts, agricultural chemistry taught by George Caldwell, botany taught by Albert Prentiss, entomology taught by Henry Comstock, veterinary medicine taught by James Law, were combined to form the Cornell College of Agriculture.
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Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences is a division of Cornell University. It has been part of the university since its founding, it grants bachelor's degrees, masters and doctorates through affiliation with the Cornell University Graduate School. Its major academic buildings are located on the Arts Quad and include some of the university's oldest buildings; the college offers courses in many fields of study and is the largest college at Cornell by undergraduate enrollment. The university's faculty was undifferentiated, but with the founding of the Cornell Law School in 1886 and the concomitant self-segregation of the school's lawyers, different departments and colleges formed; the division that would become the College of Arts and Sciences was known as the Academic Department, but it was formally renamed in 1903. The College endowed the first professorships in American history and American literature; the college teaches 4,100 undergraduates, with 600 full-time faculty members teaching 2,200 courses.
Professor Robert Morris Ogden, a Professor of Psychology and expert on Gestalt psychology, served as the Dean from 1923 to 1945. The Arts Quad is the site of Cornell's original academic buildings and is home to many of the college's programs. On the western side of the quad, at the top of Libe Slope, are Morrill Hall, McGraw Hall and White Hall; these simple but elegant buildings, built with native Cayuga bluestone, reflect Ezra Cornell's utilitarianism and are known as Stone Row. Ezra Cornell's statue, dating back to 1919, stands between McGraw Halls. Across from this statue, in front of Goldwin Smith Hall, sits the statue of Andrew Dickson White, Cornell's other co-founder and its first president. Lincoln Hall stands on the eastern face of the quad next to Goldwin Smith Hall. On the northern face are the domed Sibley Hall and Tjaden Hall. Just off of the quad on the Slope, next to Tjaden, stands the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, designed by I. M. Pei. Stimson Hall, Olin Library and Uris Library, with Cornell's landmark clocktower, McGraw Tower, stand on the southern end of the quad.
Olin Library replaced the original location of the Cornell Law School. In 1992, an underground addition was made to the quad with Kroch Library, an extension of Olin Library that houses several special collections of the Cornell University Library, including the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections. Klarman Hall, the first new humanities building at Cornell in over 100 years, opened in 2016. Klarman houses the offices of Comparative Romance Studies; the building is connected to, surrounded on three sides by, Goldwin Smith Hall and fronts East Avenue. Legends and lore about the Arts Quad and its statues can be found at Cornelliana; the College of Arts and Sciences offers graduate degrees. The only undergraduate degree is the Bachelor of Arts. However, students may enroll in the dual-degree program, which allows them to pursue programs of study in two colleges and receive two different degrees; the faculties within the college are: *Africana Studies was an independent center reporting directly to the Provost until July 1, 2011.
With an admission rate of 10.9% for the fall of 2018, admission into the college is competitive. The 10.9% figure is above the 10.3% overall acceptance rate of Cornell itself. Official website
Martha E. Pollack
Martha Elizabeth Pollack is an American computer scientist, the 14th president of Cornell University, serving since April 2017. She was the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Michigan, her research specialty is artificial intelligence, where her contributions include works in planning, natural language processing, activity recognition for cognitive assistance. Pollack completed her undergraduate studies in linguistics at Dartmouth College, graduating in 1979, she earned master's and doctoral degrees in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania, completing her Ph. D. in 1986 under the joint supervision of Bonnie Weber and Barbara J. Grosz. Before joining the University of Michigan faculty in 2000, she worked at SRI International from 1985 to 1992, was on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh from 1991 to 2000, she became dean of the School of Information at Michigan in 2007, Vice Provost in 2010, Provost in 2013. She has been program chair of the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence in 1997, editor-in-chief of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research from 2001 to 2005, president of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence from 2009 to 2010.
Pollack was the winner of Thought Award. She has been a fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence since 1996, of the Association for Computing Machinery and the American Association for the Advancement of Science since 2012. On November 14, 2016, the Cornell University Board of Trustees announced that they had unanimously elected her as Cornell University’s 14th president, with her presidency beginning on April 17, 2017. Pollack was inaugurated on August 25, 2017