Alumni Press Releases
Synthesizer giant Bob Moog (AEP PhD '65) to be inducted into Inventors Hall of Fame today (video)
May 1, 2013
Lovers of classic synth, celebrate: pioneer Bob Moog will join the Inventors Hall of Fame today. The USPTO is bestowing that honor for patent number 3,475,623 granted in 1966 for the so-called Moog ladder filter that gave rise to its original synth and Minimoog Synthesizers, and is still used in synths like the Voyager and Sub Phatty today.
NASA Ames Scientist Jeff Cuzzi (EP '67) Wins the Kuiper Prize
May 27, 2010
Jeff Cuzzi, a planetary scientist at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., has been named the winner of the 2010 Gerard P. Kuiper Prize, the most prestigious individual award in planetary sciences.
Don Farley (EP PhD 1960) wins the 2010 Alfven Medal of the European Geosciiences Union
May 7, 2010
The 2010 Hannes Alfvén Medal is awarded to Donald Farley for his pioneering work on the theory of incoherent scattering of radio waves in plasma and the application of incoherent scattering to the study of the ionosphere.
Johnson family scion urges business, government and consumers to work together to save environment
October 23, 2009
The CEO of a global manufacturer of consumer chemicals warned that without "disruptive" rather than incremental changes in the way companies do business and governments lead, the planet is doomed. "We need disruptive leadership from all sectors: business, government and individuals," said H. Fisk Johnson '79, chairman of SC Johnson, in the 28th annual Hatfield Lecture Oct. 22. He spoke to a full house at Statler Auditorium on "A Crisis of Consumption."
SC Johnson CEO to deliver 2009 Hatfield Lecture
October 22, 2009
H. Fisk Johnson '79, M.E. '80, M.S. '82, MBA '84, Ph.D. '86, chairman and CEO of SC Johnson, will deliver the annual Hatfield Lecture Oct. 22 at 3 p.m. in the Statler Hall Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Little money, no prestige, but Will Keim '04 is 'making a difference' in Teach for America
October 15, 2007
Will Keim '04 could be making a bundle; instead, he's making a difference. Will Keim '04 instructs a physics class Provided Will Keim '04 teaches physics in his Oakland Technical High School classroom. As a graduate of Cornell's top-ranked engineering physics program, Keim could have had a high starting salary or acceptance into a graduate program at a leading research institution. What he chose, however, was a two-year commitment to teach science to high school students in Oakland, Calif., with Teach For America (TFA).
First CHESS Ph.D. Thesis Prize goes to Dr. Aaron Fleet
July 6, 2006
Dr. Aaron Fleet was recently awarded the first-ever Ph. D. Thesis Prize given by CHESS, the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source, for his thesis entitled Time Resolved X-Ray Scattering during Strontium Titanate Homoepitaxy by Pulsed Laser Deposition. The award was presented during the 2006 CHESS Users Meeting, held on June 13th at the Robert Purcell Community Center on the Cornell University north campus. Fleet completed his Ph. D. in Applied Physics in April 2005 at Cornell, studying with Professor Joel Brock.
Carol Mendelsohn and Naren Shankar (Ph.D. '90, Applied Physics) make 'CSI' television's most-watched show
November 2, 2005
ITHACA, N.Y. -- What does it take to make a television show No. 1? About 28 million viewers and two Cornell graduates, among other things.
Robert Moog, Ph.D. '64, inventor of the music synthesizer, dies of brain cancer
August 23, 2005
Robert Moog, Cornell University Ph.D '64, whose name became synonymous with the many forms of the music synthesizer he originally invented and manufactured in a Trumansburg, N.Y., storefront from 1964 to 1971, died Aug. 21. He was 71.
Jay Light, EP '63, named acting dean of Harvard Business School
June 30, 2005
Jay O. Light, the Dwight P. Robinson, Jr., Professor of Business Administration, has agreed to serve as Acting Dean of Harvard Business School starting August 1, President Lawrence H. Summers announced today. A member of the HBS faculty since 1970 and currently the school's senior associate dean responsible for planning and development, Light will take on the role of Acting Dean once Dean Kim B. Clark steps down on July 31 to assume the presidency of Brigham Young University-Idaho.
Matters of the Heart
March 1, 2002
It was in 1968 at a table in Joe's Restaurant that Arthur Kantrowitz suggested to David Lederman, '66 EP, he might be able to do something great.
Synthesizer inventor Robert Moog, Ph.D. '65, to be honored at Smithsonian
April 13, 2000
Electronic music synthesizer inventor and Cornell Ph.D. Robert Moog will be honored at a special exhibit and concert titled "The Keyboard Meets Modern Technology" at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., this weekend, April 14-15
Jill Cornell Tarter plans new array of dishes to search for life in space
December 9, 1999
Even when she's thinking small, Jill Cornell Tarter is thinking bigger than most of us.
Space Telescope Science Institute Gets New Director
January 27, 1998
An agreement has been reached in principle to appoint Dr. Steven V. W. Beckwith director of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), in Baltimore.