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Flood requiem makes U.S. premiere at Cornell College

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,...
31-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cornell College to celebrate completion of Science Facilities Project

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...
18-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cornell College scores big with new esports program

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.
11-Sep-2019 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cornell College Launches 1st Graduate Degree in Creative Writing

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...
20-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Research takes new approach to understanding success on the volleyball court

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.
14-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Dogs, turtles, biology mix for Cornell College summer research

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...
16-Jul-2019 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cornell College students travel the globe to research climate change

William Harmon Norton Professor of Geology Rhawn Denniston has students working across the globe this summer on his long-running climate research.
16-Jul-2019 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Nobel Prize winner Steven Chu to speak at Cornell College

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.
16-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researcher Pushes Medical Professionals to Examine Cardiac Biomarker in Eating Disorder Patients

Research continues to prove that a cardiac biomarker is an important key to assessing treatment progress in women with eating disorders.
2-Apr-2019 3:50 PM EDT

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

5-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST

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

4-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST

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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

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Trump Loses Support of GOP Leaders

12-Oct-2016 3:05 PM EDT

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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

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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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  • Jill Heinrich

    Professor of Education

    English, Religion, Poverty, Education
  • Melinda Green

    Associate Professor of Psychology

    Psychology, Eating Disorders, Reserach, Heart
  • Todd Knoop

    Professor of Economics & Business

    Macroeconomics, financial economics, Business Cycle


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