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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.

Elizabeth Goldberg

House Fellow

Elizabeth Goldberg is the Senior Program Manager for the Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences and the Animal Health Diagnostic Center in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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Yuval Grossman

House Fellow

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

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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Elizabeth Goldberg

House Fellow

Elizabeth Goldberg is the Senior Program Manager for the Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences and the Animal Health Diagnostic Center in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

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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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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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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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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.

Learn more...

Yuval Grossman

House Fellow

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

Elizabeth Goldberg

House Fellow

Elizabeth Goldberg is the Senior Program Manager for the Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences and the Animal Health Diagnostic Center in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

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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.

Katherine Kinzler

House Fellow

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

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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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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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.

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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Elizabeth Karns

House Fellow

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

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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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