Boucher raises two shakas in triumph after completing a hike in Waipio Valley in her hometown of Waimea, Hawaii.

Giving

Costa Androulakis ’70, consummate hotelier

Someday I want to occupy your chair Costa Androulakis knew from a young age what profession he wanted to pursue. He got his first job in a restaurant at the age of 12 and has worked in the hospitality industry ever since. His journey from humble beginnings in Crete to consummate hotelier was fueled by … Read more

Cornell Family Fellows Spring Weekend 2019 offers some surprises

When the Cornell Family Fellows Program hosted its spring weekend March 9-10 there was one slightly unexpected outcome. “The parents talked about math the whole weekend!” said Mindy Stevenson, assistant director of Parent Engagement in the division of Alumni Affairs and Development. So it goes after an engaging discussion on the joy of math with … Read more

Bryan Scanapieco ’19: No regrets

Bryan Scanapieco, a first-generation student in the College of Arts and Sciences, began his Cornell career intending to study physics. His high school physics teacher inspired him to enroll in physics for three of his four years of high school. He also encouraged Bryan to apply to top-tier schools, including Cornell. Scanapieco’s mother moved to … Read more

Narahari Umanath Prabhu: A tale of friendship and mathematics

Mathematician Narahari Umanath Prabhu was teaching in Australia in the early 1960s, when he wrote the book Stochastic Processes: Basic Theory and Its Applications. The publisher sent Prabhu’s book manuscript to a referee to review, and the review was so glowing that Prabhu asked to learn the name of the referee. The referee was Frank … Read more

Joan Spiegel P ’21: connecting to Cornell through curiosity

A parent of a current ILR student explores her own Cornell interests. When Joan Spiegel, a Cornell parent, saw the image of the big, white cat, funding fieldwork aimed at conserving snow leopards suddenly seemed a compelling and appropriate thing to do. She learned about Wildlife Health Cornell and the work of Martin Gilbert, senior … Read more

Jeffrey Yen ’18: Wild about plants

Jeffrey Yen’s interest in the natural world began when he was a kid living in Taiwan. He was fascinated by the abundance of insects in Taiwan’s sub-tropical climate, and he remembers browsing through the nature books at a local research institute with his father. “One day, I picked up a publication that portrayed some of … Read more

Giving Day 2019: A celebration of support for Cornell

The countdown to Giving Day 2019 is underway. On March 14, the Cornell community across the world will come together for a 24-hour celebration of support for all things Cornell. It will be the university’s fifth annual day of giving. “Giving Day is very meaningful for Cornell,” said Fred Van Sickle, vice president for Alumni … Read more

Cornell Media Guild endowment benefits student communicators

Veronica Perez ’19 discovered the connective power of radio when, as a sophomore, she pulled the Thanksgiving Day shift as a DJ at WVBR FM, Cornell’s Collegetown-based radio station. “Throughout the day, I received calls from listeners who shared their memories of tuning into WVBR on Thanksgiving and expressed their fondness for Adam Sandler’s ‘Turkey … Read more

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