Courses of Study 2017-2018 
    Jul 16, 2019  
Courses of Study 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Program for Andrew D. White Professors-At-Large


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The program has its origins in Cornell’s early history. Andrew D. White, the first president of Cornell University, inaugurated the position of nonresident professor, to be held by eminent scholars, scientists, and intellectuals who periodically visit the university for the stated purpose of “contributing to the intellectual and cultural life of the university.” Toward this end, Andrew D. White Professors-at-Large make several formal visits to campus during their appointment to engage in a variety of activities including public lectures, ongoing courses, and collaborative research, as well as hold office hours for undergraduate and graduate students. They serve for a six-year term and are full members of the faculty when in residence.

Professors-at-Large by Term

Term Ending 2018

Albert (Albie) Louis Sachs, lawyer and formal judge, Constitutional Court of South Africa

Term Ending 2019

Nima Arkani-Hamed, physicist

Laurie Marker, conservationist

Andrew Revkin, science writer and journalist

Duncan Watts, sociologist and principal researcher (Microsoft)

Term Ending 2021

Bruno Latour, philosopher, anthropologist, sociologist of science

Wynton Marsalis, musician, composer, bandleader, educator and principal co-founder of Jazz and Lincoln Center

Theda Skocpol, professor of government and sociology, Harvard University

David Stevenson, professor of planetary science, California State University

Xu Bing, fine artist, vice president of China’s Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

Term Ending 2022

Andrew Dobson, ecologist. wildlife conservationist

Margaret Martonosi, computer scientist, electrical engineer

Formal Campus Visits 2017-2018

Albie Sachs-September 3-10, 2017

David Hillis-September 24-29, 2017

Nima Arkani-Hamed-September 24-28, 2017

Andrew Dobson-October 15-21, 2017

Margaret Martonosi-October 22-28, 2017

Bruno Latour-November 6-10, 2017

Wynton Marsalis-March 25-31, 2018