Courses of Study 2018-2019 
    Oct 14, 2019  
Courses of Study 2018-2019 [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 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

Term Ending 2023


Formal Campus Visits 2018-2019

Duncan Watts—September 12-14, 2018

John Rickford—September 17-21, 2018

David Hillis—September 24-29, 2018

Xu Bing—September 24-30, 2018

Brinda Somaya—September 21-27, 2018

Margaret Martonosi—January 21-25, 2019

Laurie Marker—Spring Semester 2019