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Cornell University    
  Oct 18, 2017
Courses of Study 2017-2018

Frank H. T. Rhodes Class Of '56 University Professorship

To commemorate their 40th reunion, the Class of 1956 initiated an endowment to create the Frank H. T. Rhodes Class of ‘56 University Professorship in honor of Cornell’s ninth president (1977–1995). The purpose of the Rhodes Class of ‘56 Professorship is to strengthen the undergraduate experience by bringing to the university individuals from every walk of life who represent excellence of achievement and to create opportunities for interaction with undergraduates. The endowment also makes it possible to create public events related to the professorship such as lectures, performances, films, art exhibits, or conferences. Rhodes Class of ‘56 Professors are full members of the faculty while in residence. Appointments are awarded for a period of three years. During each year of their appointment, Rhodes Class of ‘56 Professors visit the campus for a week to engage in a variety of activities including public lectures, ongoing courses, and collaborative research. Additional information is available at