Benjamin Steeper ’19 is climbing the tree of knowledge

Ben Steeper arrived in Ithaca from Hawai‘i on a freezing day in January 2016, dressed in slippers and a t-shirt. Ben had long dreamed about attending an elite university like Cornell, where he hoped to be surrounded by “influential, creative people.” He is the first person in his family to attend an Ivy League school. … 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

Milsteins endow technology and humanity program

A $20 million gift from the Milstein family will launch the new Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity, a collaboration between the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) and Cornell Tech that will pioneer a new approach to developing 21st century leaders and innovators. The program bridges two campuses to deliver a unique multidisciplinary curriculum … Read more