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Welcome to Alice Cook House

Alice Cook House opened in August 2004 and was the first of five Houses in the West Campus House System, Cornell University's residential college initiative. The House was named in honor of Cornell faculty member Alice Hanson Cook (1903-1998).

Alice Cook House also hosts the Language House, a language immersion living-learning community housed in Boldt Hall.

West Campus House System Mission: A community of students and faculty gathered in a spirit of inquiry and active citizenship.

West Campus House System Program Goals:

  • Develop a sense of belonging to one's House.
  • Create safe, healthy, and welcoming communities.
  • Build meaningful relationships between residents and faculty.
  • Create opportunities for intellectual exploration that lead to a deeper understanding of one's discipline, exposure to a broad range of knowledge, and a desire to be a lifelong learner.
  • Encourage student engagement in the House System and provide opportunities for the development of student leadership skills.
  • Provide opportunities for students to engage as citizens in the broader community.
  • Help students navigate the opportunities available to them at Cornell.

Lisa Kaltenegger

House Fellow

Lisa Kaltenegger is Associate Professor at Cornell University and Director of the Carl Sagan Institute.

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Pat Wynn

House Fellow

Pat was promoted to Executive Director of Campus Life Enterprise Services on July 1, 2014. In this position, Pat is responsible to provide overall leadership...

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Nilay Yapici

House Fellow

Nilay Yapici is Assistant Professor at Cornell University and Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator.

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Lisa Kaltenegger

House Fellow

Lisa Kaltenegger is Associate Professor at Cornell University and Director of the Carl Sagan Institute.

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Nilay Yapici

House Fellow

Nilay Yapici is Assistant Professor at Cornell University and Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator.

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Andre Dhondt

House Fellow

André Dhondt, a native of Belgium, obtained his Ph.D. in Biology at Ghent State University. He worked for the Food and Agricultural Organization in Madagascar and Western Samoa...

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Andre Dhondt

House Fellow

André Dhondt, a native of Belgium, obtained his Ph.D. in Biology at Ghent State University. He worked for the Food and Agricultural Organization in Madagascar and Western Samoa...

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Lisa Kaltenegger

House Fellow

Lisa Kaltenegger is Associate Professor at Cornell University and Director of the Carl Sagan Institute.

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Andre Dhondt

House Fellow

André Dhondt, a native of Belgium, obtained his Ph.D. in Biology at Ghent State University. He worked for the Food and Agricultural Organization in Madagascar and Western Samoa...

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Ross Brann

House Fellow

Ross Brann studied at the University of California, Berkeley, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, New York University, and the American University in Cairo.

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Nilay Yapici

House Fellow

Nilay Yapici is Assistant Professor at Cornell University and Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator.

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Amy Somchanhmavong

House Fellow

As Associate Director of the Cornell Public Service Center, Amy has dedicated herself over the past decade to purposeful work that produces everlasting impact on all constituencies whether they be students, faculty and/or community members.

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Laurel Southard

House Fellow

Laurel Southard is Director of Undergraduate Research and Outreach in Biology at Cornell University.

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Boldt Hall

Learn about living in the Language House, Cornell's language immersion residence.

Events

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