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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.

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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Elizabeth Karns

House Fellow

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

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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...

Amy McCune

House Fellow

he 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.

David Feldshuh

House Fellow

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

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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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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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Angela Gonzales

House Fellow



Kathryn Gleason

House Fellow

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

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Eswar Prasad

House Fellow

Eswar received his Ph.D in economics from the University of Chicago and then started his career at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC.

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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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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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Kathryn Gleason

House Fellow

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

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Eswar Prasad

House Fellow

Eswar received his Ph.D in economics from the University of Chicago and then started his career at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC.

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Eswar Prasad

House Fellow

Eswar received his Ph.D in economics from the University of Chicago and then started his career at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC.

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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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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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Elizabeth Karns

House Fellow

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

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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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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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Louis Hyman

House Fellow

His research focuses on the history of American capitalism, particularly the intersection of the government and the market in everyday economic practice.

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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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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David Feldshuh

House Fellow

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

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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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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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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.

David Feldshuh

House Fellow

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

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Angela Gonzales

House Fellow



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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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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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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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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Elizabeth Karns

House Fellow

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

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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 Strogatz

House Fellow

Steve Strogatz teaches applied math (mostly to engineering students) and is a professor in the incomprehensibly-named Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. But don't ask him to fix your car...

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