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Cornell signs study agreement with Verto Education

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.
15-Nov-2018 1:20 PM EST Add to Favorites


Green Receives NIH Grant to Reduce Eating Disorder Symptoms

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.
3-Sep-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Find New Way of Removing Metal From Water

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).
27-Aug-2018 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cornell College Redesigns Core Curriculum

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.
26-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Research team receives NSF climate change grant

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.
26-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


A life changed

Randy Santiago never expected to leave his Chicago neighborhood, let alone go to college. Yet on May 13 he’ll graduate from Cornell College and will head to Madrid, Spain, with a Fulbright Award.
4-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Cornell College's Rhawn Denniston Receives NSF Grant to Explore Prehistoric Fire Activity

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.
27-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Neuroscience Research Suggests Cognitive Imbalance Can Occur After Heading a Soccer Ball

New behavioral neuroscience research suggests there’s likely a connection between heading the ball in soccer and brain imbalance.
19-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Political Research Shows What’s Really Going on with Primary Elections

5-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST


New Year's Resolution to Lose Weight? How Far Is Too Far?

4-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST


Professor Available to Discuss Travel and Economics

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.
17-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT


Trump Loses Support of GOP Leaders

12-Oct-2016 3:05 PM EDT


Cornell College Professor Available to Discuss Topics with the Media Related to Transgender Issues and Gender Identification.

17-May-2016 10:05 AM EDT

Cornell College professor uses #3Dprinting to recreate ancient cultures

19-Nov-2015 8:05 AM EST

Politics Professor on the Effects of The "Invisible Primary"

28-Oct-2015 12:00 AM EDT


Politics Professor Available for Post-Debate Analysis

13-Oct-2015 7:05 PM EDT

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Cornell College's picturesque campus is located in Mount Vernon, Iowa. One of the "Colleges That Change Lives," Cornell College is a national liberal arts college with a distinctive One Course At A Time curriculum. Students take one class for 18 days, which provides students the chance to dive into their studies and focus more intensely on the classes of their choice. Cornellians learn with the unique freedom to shed the confines of the traditional classroom-studying off-campus, pursuing research, or accepting an internship-all without missing out on other classes.

With a student body from 42 states and 17 foreign countries, and renowned visiting speakers, faculty, and entertainers, Cornell offers the world from its hilltop campus.

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  • Melinda Green

    Associate Professor of Psychology

    Psychology, Eating Disorders, Reserach, Heart
  • Todd Knoop

    Professor of Economics & Business

    Macroeconomics, financial economics, Business Cycle
  • Jill Heinrich

    Professor of Education



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