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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.

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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Charles Trautmann

House Fellow

Charlie came to Ithaca in 1978 as a consultant and trailing spouse, while his wife Nancy began an M.S. in Natural Resources at Cornell.

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Craig Altier

House Fellow

Craig Altier is a veterinarian. But he works only on creatures that are very tiny.

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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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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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Steve Pond

House Fellow

Steven F. Pond’s scholarly interests center on jazz and musics of the African Diaspora generally. His articles and reviews have appeared in Ethnomusicology and the Music Library Association’s journal, Notes.

Steve Pond

House Fellow

Steven F. Pond’s scholarly interests center on jazz and musics of the African Diaspora generally. His articles and reviews have appeared in Ethnomusicology and the Music Library Association’s journal, Notes.

Katherine Kinzler

House Fellow

Katherine Kinzler is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Human Development.

Sandra Greene

House Fellow

Sandra E. Greene is Professor of African History at Cornell University. She is the author of more than twenty-five articles in various journals and edited collections as well as the author of three books.

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Isaac Kramnick

House Fellow

Vice Provost Isaac Kramnick came to Cornell to accept a good job at one of the world's great universities with great students and to live in the wonderful city of Ithaca.

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Yuval Grossman

House Fellow

Yuval Grossman is currently a professor of physics at Cornell University.

Nancy Trautmann

House Fellow

When Nancy selected Cornell for grad school, she and her husband Charlie intended to move back to Boston within a couple of years.

Karen Bennett

House Fellow

Karen Bennett moved to Cornell in 2007, after stints at Princeton University and the Australian National University.

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Nancy Brooks

House Fellow

Nancy Brooks is an economist and faculty member in the Department of City and Regional Planning. She is also currently the interim director of graduate studies for Cornell's Institute for Public Affairs and a member of Ithaca's Commons advisory board.

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Steve Pond

House Fellow

Steven F. Pond’s scholarly interests center on jazz and musics of the African Diaspora generally. His articles and reviews have appeared in Ethnomusicology and the Music Library Association’s journal, Notes.

Yuval Grossman

House Fellow

Yuval Grossman is currently a professor of physics at Cornell University.

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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Steve Strogatz

House Fellow

Steve Strogatz teaches math and loves writing about it for general audiences. He's also a big fan of movies, tennis, chess, and mindless TV.

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Scott MacDonald

House Fellow

In August 1974 Scott MacDonald drove across the country — from Colorado Springs to Ithaca — to enroll at Cornell. He spent a blissful freshman year on West Campus in room 5108 Class of '26 Hall (UHall 5).

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Sarah Wattenberg

House Fellow

Sarah Wattenberg ’03 is The Andrew ’78 and Margaret Paul Assistant Director of Athletics for Student Services. She assists all CU student-athletes with balancing their academic and athletic pursuits while creating a positive Cornell experience.

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.

Sarah Wattenberg

House Fellow

Sarah Wattenberg ’03 is The Andrew ’78 and Margaret Paul Assistant Director of Athletics for Student Services. She assists all CU student-athletes with balancing their academic and athletic pursuits while creating a positive Cornell experience.

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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Sarah Wattenberg

House Fellow

Sarah Wattenberg ’03 is The Andrew ’78 and Margaret Paul Assistant Director of Athletics for Student Services. She assists all CU student-athletes with balancing their academic and athletic pursuits while creating a positive Cornell experience.

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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Isaac Kramnick

House Fellow

Vice Provost Isaac Kramnick came to Cornell to accept a good job at one of the world's great universities with great students and to live in the wonderful city of Ithaca.

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Sarah Wattenberg

House Fellow

Sarah Wattenberg ’03 is The Andrew ’78 and Margaret Paul Assistant Director of Athletics for Student Services. She assists all CU student-athletes with balancing their academic and athletic pursuits while creating a positive Cornell experience.

Charles Trautmann

House Fellow

Charlie came to Ithaca in 1978 as a consultant and trailing spouse, while his wife Nancy began an M.S. in Natural Resources at Cornell.

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Zach Clopton

House Fellow

Zach Clopton joined Cornell Law School in the summer of 2015. His research and teaching interests relate to international law, national security, and civil litigation.

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