Avery August, professor of immunology in the College of Veterinary Medicine and incoming vice provost for academic affairs, has been named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) professor. August’s project will address enhancing the research experience for transfer students in biological sciences at Cornell.
Cornell is No. 14 among the world's universities in the 2018 QS World University Rankings, released June 7. That is two spots up from last year's ranking of No. 16. And it is up five rungs from its No. 19 ranking in 2015.