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Congratulations to Ray Jayawardhana named dean of Arts and Sciences of Cornell

June 26, 2018

Distinguished astrophysicist, renowned science writer and accomplished academic leader Ray Jayawardhana has been named the 22nd dean of Cornell’s College of Arts and Sciences, Provost Michael Kotlikoff announced June 26. He earned a Ph.D. degree in astronomy from Harvard University and his co-advisors were ...

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Rita Fireman and her son Gary Fireman are seen presenting the Fireman Fellowship Award to Philip Cowperthwaite

Fireman Fellowship Award to Philip Cowperthwaite

May 23, 2018

At the annual Awards Ceremony, Rita Fireman and Astronomy Chair Avi Loeb are seen presenting the Fireman Fellowship Award to Philip Cowperthwaite for this year's best dissertation in the field of Astrophysics at Harvard.  This award is named in honor of Rita's husband, Edward Fireman, a long time physicist at the Smithsonian Astronomical Observatory.  Phil is a student of Edo Berger and will be starting a Hubble Post-doctoral Fellowship at the Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena. 

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