The cascading effect of a 19th-century professorship

When Henry W. Sage endowed funds for a professorship in 1885, he likely didn’t imagine how his gift would transform over the next 140 years. Sage, who chaired the Cornell University Board of Trustees from 1875-97, is believed to have established the university’s first named and endowed professorship. Named in memory of his wife, the … Read the full story

Asian American studies celebrates new endowment funding

Read the full story by Kathy Hovis. A new $500,000 alumni gift to the Asian American Studies Program (AASP) in the College of Arts and Sciences will allow the program to increase the number of special events and speakers it brings to campus and provides support for an ongoing oral history project, which connects current … Read the full story

Irwin gift endows unique engineering education professorship

Read the full story by Syl Kacapyr in the Cornell Chronicle. A newly endowed professorship at Cornell, made possible with a multimillion-dollar gift from George Stephen Irwin ’67, M.Eng. ’68, is dedicated to engineering education research. The gift establishes the Dr. G. Stephen Irwin ’67, ’68 Professorship in Engineering Education Research in the Smith School … Read the full story

For the joy of x, y, and z

Professor Steven Strogatz relishes the challenge of making math more palatable to everyone. Much like Music 101 or Art 101, he envisions Math 101—a broadly engaging approach to share the value of mathematical thinking with every person.