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Welcome to Hans Bethe House.

Hans Bethe House is the third of five residential colleges built at Cornell in the first decade of the 21st century comprising the university's West Campus House System. It opened in the fall of 2007. The House accommodates 280 sophomores and 100 juniors and seniors in a faculty-led, student-governed residential community. The name honors long-time and beloved Cornell faculty member Hans A. Bethe.

Mary Opperman

House Fellow

I did work tending bar through my undergraduate years to help pay for my college expenses. As I reflect, it was great training in terms of learning to really listen to others, developing an intuitive sixth sense about people and their stories...

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Katherine Howe

House Fellow

Katherine Howe is the New York Times bestselling author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane and The House of Velvet and Glass, and a lecturer in ILR and the American Studies program.

Elizabeth Karns

House Fellow

Karns began professional life as an epidemiologist working on issues of occupational exposures.

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Derk Pereboom

House Fellow

Professor Pereboom works in free will and moral responsibility, philosophy of mind, history of modern philosophy, and philosophy of religion, and has published articles in each of these areas.

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Nozomi Nishimura

House Fellow

Nozomi Nishimura grew up in Tucson, Arizona. She majored in Physics at Harvard College where she worked with Prof. Eric Mazur on femtosecond laser ablation.

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Satya Mohanty

House Fellow

I have been teaching in the Cornell English Department since 1983. My teaching and research interests include literary and cultural theory, 20th century American literature (especially the work of minority writers)...

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Chris Schaffer

House Fellow

Chris Schaffer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and has been at Cornell since January 2006.

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Julia Thom-Levy

House Fellow

I’m an Associate Professor in the Physics Department at Cornell University. I was born in Germany, and grew up in Hamburg, near a National Accelerator Laboratory.

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Porus Olpadwala

House Fellow

Porus Olpadwala's professional interests are in political economy, comparative social and economic development, and urban and environmental issues.

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Charles Aquadro

House Fellow

Chip Aquadro moved to Cornell in 1985 from the National Institutes of Health. He was drawn here by the strong biological sciences, the collaborative nature of the faculty and Cornell’s reputation as an outstanding undergraduate research institution.

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Mary Beth Grant

House Fellow

Mary Beth Grant has served as Cornell's Judicial Administrator since 1999. She loves this work because she has the opportunity to help students through their challenging times and to help them learn from mistakes.

Saul Teukolsky

House Fellow

Saul Teukolsky has been at Cornell since 1974. He has a joint appointment in Physics and Astronomy.

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Yervant Terzian

House Fellow

Yervant Terzian, is “The Tisch Distinguished University Professor,” in the Department of Astronomy and Space Sciences at Cornell University. He was Department Chairman from 1979-1999.

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Shelley Feldman

House Fellow

Shelley Feldman came to Cornell via Bangladesh where she began her career as a researcher of rural communities, lands, and peoples.

Angela Gonzales

House Fellow



Elizabeth Karns

House Fellow

Karns began professional life as an epidemiologist working on issues of occupational exposures.

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Derk Pereboom

House Fellow

Professor Pereboom works in free will and moral responsibility, philosophy of mind, history of modern philosophy, and philosophy of religion, and has published articles in each of these areas.

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Mary Beth Grant

House Fellow

Mary Beth Grant has served as Cornell's Judicial Administrator since 1999. She loves this work because she has the opportunity to help students through their challenging times and to help them learn from mistakes.

David Feldshuh

House Fellow

David has taught directing and acting and other theater courses at Cornell for 27 years.

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Muna Ndulo

House Fellow

Muna Ndulo is a Professor of Law Cornell Law School and Director of Cornell University's Institute for African Development. He was formerly Professor of Law and Dean of the School of Law, University of Zambia.

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Tad Brennan

House Fellow

Tad Brennan grew up around Washington DC and left as soon as he could. He moved to Oregon where the trees were taller and the people more interesting.

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David Pizarro

House Fellow

David Pizarro is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Cornell University. His primary research interests are in moral judgment, the effects of emotion on judgment, and on the overlap between these two.

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Nozomi Nishimura

House Fellow

Nozomi Nishimura grew up in Tucson, Arizona. She majored in Physics at Harvard College where she worked with Prof. Eric Mazur on femtosecond laser ablation.

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Julia Thom-Levy

House Fellow

I’m an Associate Professor in the Physics Department at Cornell University. I was born in Germany, and grew up in Hamburg, near a National Accelerator Laboratory.

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Alfonso Torres

House Fellow

Alfonso Torres earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the National University of Colombia, a MS degree in veterinary pathology from the University of Nebraska, and a PhD in medical microbiology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

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Julia Thom-Levy

House Fellow

I’m an Associate Professor in the Physics Department at Cornell University. I was born in Germany, and grew up in Hamburg, near a National Accelerator Laboratory.

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Amy McCune

House Fellow

The process of evolution underlies and unifies all biology, and Amy’s research and teaching focuses on the history and diversity of life (especially fishes), generated by evolution.

Derk Pereboom

House Fellow

Professor Pereboom works in free will and moral responsibility, philosophy of mind, history of modern philosophy, and philosophy of religion, and has published articles in each of these areas.

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Kathryn Gleason

House Fellow

Gleason received her B.A. from Cornell University, Landscape Architecture, B.S., 1979.

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Chris Schaffer

House Fellow

Chris Schaffer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and has been at Cornell since January 2006.

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Glenn Altschuler

House Fellow

Glenn Altschuler received his Ph.D. in American History from Cornell in 1976 and has been an administrator and teacher at Cornell since 1981.

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Maria Cristina Garcia

House Fellow

I was born in Havana, Cuba not long after Fidel Castro came to power. The early 1960s in Cuba were violent and unstable for many reasons, and my family decided to temporarily leave their homeland until conditions improved.

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Jesse Goldberg

House Fellow

After graduating from Haverford College, Jesse enrolled in the MD/PhD program at Columbia University. There, he received his PhD in neuroscience for work on microcircuits of the cerebral cortex.

Ariana Kim

House Fellow

Noted by the New York Times for giving “the proceedings an invaluable central thread of integrity and stylishness,” violinist Ariana Kim made her New York recital debut at Carnegie’s Weill Hall...

David Feldshuh

House Fellow

David has taught directing and acting and other theater courses at Cornell for 27 years.

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Charles Geisler

House Fellow

There's a story about an anthropologist who left the East Coast for California, boarded the wrong flight, and discovered the Mid-West. That vast chunk of American geography, with its own dialects and customs, is where I grew up (Wisconsin).

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Saul Teukolsky

House Fellow

Saul Teukolsky has been at Cornell since 1974. He has a joint appointment in Physics and Astronomy.

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Julia Thom-Levy

House Fellow

I’m an Associate Professor in the Physics Department at Cornell University. I was born in Germany, and grew up in Hamburg, near a National Accelerator Laboratory.

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Charles Aquadro

House Fellow

Chip Aquadro moved to Cornell in 1985 from the National Institutes of Health. He was drawn here by the strong biological sciences, the collaborative nature of the faculty and Cornell’s reputation as an outstanding undergraduate research institution.

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