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03/09/17: 20th Anniversary of the Alice H. Cook & Constance E. Cook Awards

The Cook Awards honor Cornell students, faculty, and staff members for their commitment to women’s issues and for improving the climate for women at Cornell. The awards are named in honor of the late Constance E. Cook, Cornell’s first woman vice president, and the late Professor Emerita Alice H. Cook, founding member of Cornell’s Committee on the Status of Women.

2017 Cook Awardees

Smaranda Sandu, President
Lila Greco, Vice President
James Barnes, Treasurer
Tara Holm, Faculty Advisor
Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM), Cornell Chapter

Elizabeth Brundige
Assistant Dean for International Programs, Associate Clinical Professor of Law, and Jack G. Clarke Executive Director of International and Comparative Legal Studies, Law School

Cynthia Leifer
Associate Professor of Immunology, College of Veterinary Medicine

Nozomi Nishimura
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

Poornima Padmanabhan
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, College of Engineering

Anna Waymack
Ph.D. Candidate in Medieval Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

Agi Csaki, Co-President
Harini Kannan, Co-President
Nikita Gupta, Vice President
Vinisha Mittal, Treasurer
Eva Tardos, Faculty Advisor
Women in Computing at Cornell (WICC)

Jenny Wurster
Teaching Support Specialist in Physics, College of Arts and Sciences

Laura Weiss
Associate Dean of Students, Student and Campus Life


Attendance is by invitation only.

Contact Information

Office of Faculty Development and Diversity
122 Day Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Ph: 607.255.6867
Fax: 607.255.4672