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Cornell University,

mainly at Ithaca, N.Y.; with land-grant, state, and private support; coeducational; chartered 1865, opened 1868. It was named for Ezra CornellCornell, Ezra,
1807–74, American financier and founder of Cornell Univ., b. Westchester Landing, N.Y. Cornell, who began life as a laborer, was of an ingenious mechanical bent and had a shrewd business mind.
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, who donated $500,000 and a tract of land. With the help of state senator Andrew D. WhiteWhite, Andrew Dickson,
1832–1918, American educator and diplomat, b. Homer, N.Y., briefly attended Geneva (now Hobart) College, grad. Yale, 1853. He studied in France and Germany, served (1854–55) as attaché in St. Petersburg, and toured Europe.
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, who became Cornell's first president, it was made the state land-grant institution. The university has 13 colleges and schools throughout the state. Cornell Univ. Medical College, affiliated with New York Hospital, the Hospital for Special Surgery, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, is in New York City. Cornell also is affiliated with the Brookhaven National Laboratory (Long Island). Of note on Cornell's campus are the U.S. plant, soil, and nutrition laboratory, the school of nutrition, the laboratory of nuclear physics, which includes a reactor and a synchotron, and the Johnson Museum of Art, housed in an I. M. PeiPei, I. M.
(Ieoh Ming Pei) , 1917–, Chinese-American architect, b. Guangzhou, China. Pei emigrated to the United States in 1935 and studied at the Univ. of Pennsylvania, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard, where he taught from 1945 to 1948.
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 building. The schools of agriculture and life sciences, veterinary medicine, human ecology, and industrial and labor relations are divisions of the State Univ. of New York.


See M. G. Bishop, A History of Cornell (1962); K. C. Parsons, The Cornell Campus (1968); R. F. Howes, A Cornell Notebook (1971).

Cornell University


one of the largest multidisciplinary universities in the USA. Located in the city of Ithaca, N.Y. Founded in 1865; began functioning in 1868. Named after its founder, the Quaker Ezra Cornell (1807–74).

The university is financed by private funds and the state government. It includes (1972) colleges of engineering (since 1868), arts and sciences (1868), and architecture, art, and planning (1871); a veterinary college (1894) and a medical college (1898); a college of agriculture and life sciences (1904) and of human ecology; schools of law, business and public administration, industrial and labor relations, and nutrition; research centers for African studies, international studies, research on problems of radiophysics and space research, applied mathematics, and education; a division of biological sciences; a museum of art; and a library with over 4,400,000 holdings. In 1972 there were more than 16,000 students at the university, as well as more than 1,400 instructors. [13–552–2; updated]

Cornell University

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A US Ivy League University founded in 1868 by businessman Ezra Cornell and respected scholar Andrew Dickson White. Cornell includes thirteen colleges and schools. On the Ithaca campus are the seven undergraduate units and four graduate and professional units. The Medical College and the Graduate School of Medical Sciences are in New York City. Cornell has 13,300 undergraduates and 6,200 graduate and professional students.

See also Concurrent ML, Cornell Theory Center, Cornell University Programming Language, CU-SeeMe, ISIS.
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