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Win or lose, this computer game teaches biology

As in many computer games, the goal of “Cellvival” is to survive in a hostile environment. Unlike most others, though, this game teaches some basic science. And unlike a lot of educational games, it’s fun to play.

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From the Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School

Cornell’s Strategic Plan sets an ambitious goal: wide recognition as a top-ten research institution. Key to attaining this aspiration is strong support for our graduate students and for Cornell’s unique system of graduate education.

When we think about innovative university-level research, we often envision faculty in a lab. But, in fact, the chief engine of that forward motion is often graduate students who conduct experiments in labs and integrate and synthesize knowledge from different disciplines. They bring a passion and energy that fuels intellectual inquiries and propels scientific advances.

 

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Our Strengths

With nearly $700 million in research expenditures, one of the ten largest academic research libraries, top-ranked graduate fields, and some of the best facilities in academia, Cornell University is ranked consistently as one of the most comprehensive universities in the world.

Many of our graduate programs rank in the top ten on both the National Research Council (NRC) Report and the annual U.S. News and World Reports rankings, and all of our programs hone our student’s intellectual and creative leadership skills.

Cross-disciplinary and integrative by design, Cornell’s system of graduate education is unique among our peers and organized around two key foundational elements: graduate fields and the special-committee system.

 

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Our Goals

Top faculty, working alongside excellent graduate students, drive the research, scholarship, and creativity that enhance Cornell’s reputation. In part, faculty are attracted to Cornell because of the opportunities to work with excellent students in an intellectually stimulating research environment; students are attracted by the quality of our programs.

Our goals are to:

  • Fund every first-year research Ph.D. student with a graduate fellowship
  • Match the duration of merit-based fellowship support offered by peer institutions
  • Provide attractive funding packages to encourage the best and most diverse students to accept an offer of admission to Cornell

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Our Priorities

Only a fraction of Cornell’s graduate students are funded through external sources of support, with the majority of graduate students receiving direct, merit-based aid from the university.

The university seeks to raise $88.8 million in endowed funds and $11.2 million in current-use funds in support of graduate fellowships and professional school scholarships. Cornell welcomes gifts of all sizes to support graduate fellowships.

 

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Graduate Education in News & Video

"Hot Jupiters," those large, gaseous planets outside our solar system, can make their suns wobble after they …
In a new paper, assistant professor of animal science Vimal Selvaraj provides further proof that the textbooks are wrong …
About 40 percent of the oil and gas wells in parts of the Marcellus shale region will likely leak methane, says a …
A Cornell cancer research team has invented a microfluidic device that isolates only the most aggressive, metastatic …
Infants’ immune systems actually respond to infection with more speed and strength than adults' do, but the …
With news reports of toxic cadmium-tainted rice in China, a new study describes a transporter in Arabidopsis that holds …
Psychologist Valerie Reyna and colleagues have developed a computer-based system using artificial intelligence to mimic …
By modifying timing on the picosecond level, Cornell researchers send undetectable high-bandwidth messages.
Settling a long-established debate over the origin of Phytophthora infestans – the pathogen that led to the Irish potato …
Candidate debates prompt more retweeting, not much than original thought.
There are some 100 million other places in the Milky Way galaxy that could support complex life, say astronomers, who have …
Researchers will simulate the effects of potential climate change conditions under plastic on plants using small …
Archaeologist Sturt Manning and colleagues have precisely dated an arid climate event circa 2200 B.C. through tree ring …
Recent advances in measuring and controlling nanoscale spin systems is the theme of this year’s Cornell Center for …
Cornell scientists used a very tiny, extremely bright X-ray beam to make high-speed movies of how spreadable organic …
New research has taken a step toward employing genes from blue-green algae to improve staple crop photosynthesis – a …
People trust strangers because 'they think they should,' psychologists at Cornell and Cologne universities say.
Students in the University Course "Taking America's Pulse" learn public opinion polling by designing and conducting real …
As in many computer games, the goal of “Cellvival” is to survive in a hostile environment. Unlike most others, though, …
More than 300 Cornell doctoral candidates gathered with friends and family in Barton Hall for the annual Ph.D. recognition …
A speaker will be presenting information on the ethical issues of soring and the legislature that is in the works for …
Come discuss the issues that you think will be important in the upcoming US elections as well as other important political …
If you haven't tried to delicious Cornell ice-cream already, it's a must! Enjoy this frozen treat and catch up with all …
EGSA is holding a field day out on the Engineering Quad, where we will have free pizza and soda, as well as various …
Learn about ways to determine what students know and are learning in large classrooms, and modify your teaching …
In our ongoing series of workshops on how to make the transition from graduate student or postdoc to faculty member, we …
Please join Women in Public Policy and Cornell Public Affairs Society as we cosponsor a public speaking training workshop …
Join GPWomeN and Women in Public Policy as we cost a lunch about "Harnessing the Power of a Story." During this lunch we …
How can Twitter be usful as a learning tool, and not just a distraction in the classroom? This session will discuss ways …
Use an hour of your spring break to gain new ideas on teaching from distinguished faculty at other research …
Come join fellow graduate students for bowing! Funded by the GPSAFC and open to the graduate community.
When applying for a position at a four-year college, how do you craft your research statement and answer interview …
Roadmap to the MBA: To register, please …
Please join the Jade Moore Forum for American Politics and Women in Public Policy as we host a Women's History Month …
Facilitated discussion over dinner at the Big Red Barn.
Come meet the new board of Women in Public Policy (WIPP) as we explain our new vision and mission for the organization. We …
"The Advertising On-Ramp" provides strategies readers can use to make their job prospecting more effective. It also serves …
Come join SAAGA members to celebrate the Chinese New Year by making your own dumplings, and tasting delicious Chinese food!
This interactive online presentation deals with the challenges created when both members of a couple have a PhD and are …

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Communications Administration

Elizabeth N. Ellis
Director of Communications, Graduate School
Cornell University
125 Caldwell Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
ene4@cornell.edu
607-254-6314

Barbara A. Knuth
Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School
Cornell University
501G Day Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
dean_gradschool@cornell.edu
607-255-5864