Take-Home Kits Essential to Online Physics LabsCornell College
A Cornell College physics professor assembled and mailed take-home lab kits to each student in his online course because of the global pandemic.
When Cornell College made the decision to offer distance learning to protect its students and faculty from COVID-19, Biology Professor Barbara Christie-Pope began to rethink her Block 8 class.
As one of only a few colleges in the country teaching on a block plan, Iowa’s Cornell College is acting as a resource for other schools as they struggle to adapt to unpredictable scenarios during a pandemic.
The pages of today’s newspapers are packed with stories about economic inequality in which the rich are becoming richer and the poor are falling behind. Those stories inspired Cornell College Professor of Economics and Business Todd Knoop to look for answers in his new book, “Understanding Economic Inequality: Bigger Pies and Just Deserts.”
Cornell College’s esports program is expanding into a new esport following a successful first semester competing in Overwatch.
As Iowa and other areas of the country continue their long-term recovery from major floods, Cornell College will present an artistic response with the U.S. premiere of Dutch composer Douwe Eisenga’s “The Flood, Requiem” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in King Chapel.
Cornell College is celebrating the completion of its Science Facilities Project with a dedication ceremony and public tours during Homecoming & Reunion Weekend of 2019. The project included the construction of Russell Science Center and the renovations of West Science Hall and Law Hall.
Head Coach and Program Director for Esports Mayson Sheehan just filled the varsity roster with 18 students for Cornell’s inaugural year. The esports team will soon compete in matches for the game Overwatch.
Cornell College will kick off its first graduate degree program in nearly 100 years during the summer of 2020. Since 1936 the college has focused solely on undergraduate programming, but soon the college will expand its offerings with a low-residency master’s in fine arts (M.F.A.) in creative writing program.
Their findings revealed that while height is a large component of volleyball and can provide advantages to certain positions, the success of a player is not determined by height alone.
Professor of Biology Andy McCollum and his three student researchers received some help this summer from a team of turtle-finding dogs. This year marked the 16th year of McCollum’s research on the ornate box turtle, which is native in Iowa. It’s also a threatened species due to environmental changes, predators, and poaching.
William Harmon Norton Professor of Geology Rhawn Denniston has students working across the globe this summer on his long-running climate research.
Nobel Prize winner and former U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu will speak on “Climate Change and Innovative Paths to a Sustainable Future” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, on the Cornell College campus.
Cornell College Professor of Chemistry Craig Teague and his students have discovered that the by-products of soft drinks could help reduce global warming.
David Berger ’19 is not only getting ready to graduate, but he’s getting ready to move to Austria after getting the news that’s he has received a Fulbright grant to research cancer treatments.
The next phase of Cornell College’s esports program is officially underway as the college hires its new esports coach: Mayson Sheehan.
Research continues to prove that a cardiac biomarker is an important key to assessing treatment progress in women with eating disorders.
Peace Corps announced that Cornell College ranked No. 15 among small schools on the agency’s list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities in 2019. There are 10 Cornellians currently volunteering in countries around the world.
Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has announced the 262 students who will make up the organization’s 2019–20 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows, including Cornell College’s own Zoe Randall ’20.
Two of Cornell’s education faculty are adding the finishing touches to a study that explores how a learning theory could be the missing piece to understanding how women advanced Enlightenment thought.
Cornell College Assistant professor of German Studies and History Tyler Carrington knows a thing or two about love in Germany at the turn of the 20th Century. He has studied it extensively and now has written a book, “Love at Last Sight” that he calls a professional historical thriller.
A partnership with a university in China is allowing Cornell College to make connections across the globe and take bigger steps into the international education scene.
High school graduates looking for an academic adventure prior to enrolling full-time at Cornell College now have the opportunity to earn general education and elective credits abroad before coming to the Cornell College community.
Professor of Psychology Melinda Green is greatly expanding her research on eating disorders with the notification that she’s been awarded a grant for nearly $400,000 from the National Institute of Mental Health.
Throughout the summer, you could often find Ben Hewson sharing his notes with Professor Charley Liberko in the chemistry lab during the Cornell Summer Research Institute (CSRI).
Cornell College's core curriculum has had minor modifications over the years, but this redesign is a more transformative change. Phase II consists of four pilot projects, which will unfold over the next two academic years.
The National Science Foundation has awarded the team more than $676,ooo to study stalagmites from caves in central and southern Portugal as a means of investigating how rainfall changed over decades and centuries starting 2,500 years ago.
The National Science Foundation has awarded Cornell College Professor of Geology Rhawn Denniston a grant in the amount of $51,645 to examine how prehistoric fire activity may be recorded by stalagmites.
New behavioral neuroscience research suggests there’s likely a connection between heading the ball in soccer and brain imbalance.
Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has announced the 268 students who will make up the organization’s 2018 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows, including Cornell College’s own Kaylee Crouse.
Primary elections were created to give voters more of a voice in candidate selection before the general election. Cornell College Professor of Politics Hans Hassell has researched the topic for years and has discovered there’s more to the story.
Senior Nicholas Bieno is teaming up with Professor of Engineering Brian Johns to create a virtual reality surgical simulator for a procedure that repairs hip fractures.
Ben Garcia is working with Professor Marty Condon on a long-running research project that focuses on the evolutionary biology of some unique flies, the flowers they live on, and their predators, to better understand the diverse species from Central and South America.
Ringer Distinguished Professor of Psychology Melinda Green hasn’t missed a beat on her research about the heart’s relationship to eating disorders for 15 years.
This travel season, a new book is out that features economic concepts that all travelers should understand. The author uses real-life examples throughout the pages of the book, hoping readers learn to think deeply about what they see.
A Cornell College professor just wrapped up a three-year project to research the story behind one Iowa public school’s struggle to deal with diversity and cultural differences following the initiation of a controversial federal program.
Geologists at Cornell College are trying to discover how El Niño will behave in the future, and they are doing so by looking back in time.
Cornell College Professor of Politics Hans Hassell worked with a Republican Party organization in Minnesota to see if it increased electoral participation, and found absentee vote-by-mail efforts have little impact.
Studies are often conducted on how media messages impact individuals’ opinions, but very few have demonstrated how these messages shift political opinions and political identities of a larger group of people, until now.
Does conference size impact conference rankings in NCAA men’s basketball? According to research and analysis by one Cornell College student, it does.
More people are dying from eating disorders than any other psychiatric disorder, and one Cornell College professor has discovered a way to help women by significantly reducing eating disorder symptoms in those who are struggling.
Cornell College Professor of Classics Philip Venticinque turns back the pages of time to examine the ancient economy in his newly released book “Honor Among Thieves.”
Longtime Cornell College Professor James Martin will travel to Germany this spring in a unique opportunity to take part in the Fulbright Specialist Program.