In order to consolidate the scattered offerings of several University departments, the Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies was founded this semester, according to Prof. Sturt Manning, archaeology, director of the Institute.
In an effort to promote interdisciplinary education, Cornell will offer 13 new “University Courses” this fall, which will give students a chance to approach a subject from different angles of various fields of study.
The courses do not have any prerequisites and students from all seven undergraduate colleges have been encouraged to enroll.
The Cornell University Sustainable Design project team was established in an effort to create a team dedicated to multifaceted sustainability, research and design. This contrasted from the Solar Decathelon competition in which the team formerly participated. Founded in fall 2009, the group has garnered the interest of over 600 students during their first semester of recruitment.
Yesterday approximately 25 faculty members and graduate students gathered in the Guerlac room of the A.D. White House to consider ways to improve interdepartmental collaboration by bridging gaps between related fields of study at the University.