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Announcing New A.D. White Professors-at-Large 2019-2025

The Program thanks the Selection Committee for its effort to select 6 new Professors-at-Large for election by the President and Board of Trustees in May 2019.  There are six new Professors-at-Large who will hold six year terms (2019-2025) effective July 1, 2019.  They are:

-MARTÍN CAPARRÓS–Journalist and Author

Primary Nominator: Professor Edumundo Paz-Soldan, Department of Romance Studies

 –JORDAN ELLENBERG–John D. MacArthur Professor of Mathematics and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin)

Primary Nominator: Professor Ravi Ramakrishna, Department of Math

 –BRAM GOVAERTS–Global Director for Innovative Business Strategies, as Regional Representative for the Americas and as Mexico Country Representative at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)

Primary Nominator: Professor Johannes Lehmann, Soil and Crop Sciences

 –TAYARI JONES-Professor of English and Creative Writing, Emory University

Primary Nominator: Dean Ray Jayawardhana, College of Arts and Sciences

 –LYNN MESKELL Professor, Department of Anthropology at Stanford University and Director of the Stanford Archaeology Center

Primary Nominator: Professor Adam Thomas Smith/Anthropology

-CARL WIEMAN Professor/Department of Physics, Stanford University

Primary Nominator:  Professor Peter Lepage, Department of Physics

Also, we announce the roster of formal campus visits arranged in conjunction with the 2019-2020 academic year.  More detailed information to be posted in late summer regarding programming details:


Prof. Stephen Quake (Life Science)-Oct. 7-11, 2019

Prof. Steven Levitsky (Social Science)-Nov. 3-8, 2019

Prof. Andrew Dobson (Life Science)-Nov. 11-15. 2019


David Stevenson (Physical Science)-Feb.16-22, 2020

Wynton Marsalis (Arts)-March 15-20, 2020

Keri Putnam (Arts)-April 2020


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It’s never too early to book a visit. We rely on as much advance time to prepare a successful visit. Cornell faculty hosts are urged to consider the six-year professorial term of Professors-at-Large and the feasibility of scheduled visits (not consecutive years) during that time period. We also try to limit the number of visits of three per semester (by different Professors-at-Large) and give those who schedule first a priority.