Courses of Study 2014-2015 
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Courses of Study 2014-2015 [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 2015

Lakhdar Brahimi, diplomat

William Forsythe, choreographer

Jeffrey McNeely, conservationist

Rebecca Solnit, writer and essayist

Term Ending 2016

Anne Carson, poet, essayist, and classics scholar

Simon Baron-Cohen, developmental psychopathologist and autism researcher

James Scott, anthropologist

Lord Robert Skidelsky, political economist

Term Ending 2017

Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, anthropologist

Margaret McFall-Ngai, microbiologist

Term Ending 2018

Christopher Hogwood, conductor, musicologist, and musician

Albert (Albie) Louis Sachs, judge, lawyer and social activist

Term Ending 2019

Nima Arkani-Hamed, physicist

David Hillis, biologist

Laurie Marker, conservationist

Andrew Revkin, science writer and journalist

Duncan Watts, sociologist and principal researcher (Microsoft)

Formal Campus Visits 2014-2015


February 17-24, 2015

DAVID HILLIS, Evolutionary biologist

September 21-27, 2014

LAURIE MARKER, Wildlife conservationist

October 19-25, 2014


November 3-7, 2014

ANDREW REVKIN, Media professional and science writer

October 26-November 1, 2014

LORD ROBERT SKIDELSKY, Political economist

March 15-21, 2015

DUNCAN WATTS, Network scientist

September 8-15, 2014 and Spring Semester 2015