Grad student Leah Scolere, Chair Katherine McComas, undergrad Joon Lee & Dean Kathryn Boor at the ribbon cutting ceremony

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Sue Fussell wins award for teaching and advising

Published: 
Apr 29, 2016
Congratulations to Sue Fussell, who is one of three winners of the 2016 Award for Excellence in the Teaching, Advising, and Mentoring of Graduate and Professional Students, created by Cornell’s Graduate and Professional Student Assembly. Sue was nominated by her students. Read more

Sahara Byrne Receives Kendall S. Carpenter Memorial Advising Prize

Published: 
Apr 26, 2016
Congratulations to Sahara Byrne, chosen by Provost and Acting President, Mike Kotlikoff, for the annual Kendall S. Carpenter Memorial Advising Prize! Sahara is one of only four recipients of the prize, which was awarded based on the strong recommendation of the prize committee and very enthusiastic testimonials from students and colleagues.

Sue Fussell elected to CHI Academy

Published: 
Apr 26, 2016
Congratulations to Sue Fussell, who was elected to the CHI Academy, an honorary group of individuals who have made substantial contributions to the field of human-computer interaction. These are the principal leaders of the field, whose efforts have shaped the disciplines and/or industry, and led the research and/or innovation in human-computer interaction.