Hans Bethe House

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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.

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House Fellow

Toni Alimi has been at Cornell since 2021 as a Klarman Fellow and is very pleased to be joining Bethe as a House Fellow in Fall '23.

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House Fellow

Alexandra Blackman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government.

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House Fellow

Nico serves as an Assistant Professor at the Brooks School of Public Policy and the Department of Economics. He is thrilled to join the Bethe House community as a House Fellow in Fall 2023!

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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.

Nancy Brooks
House Fellow

Nancy Brooks is an economist and faculty member in the Department of City and Regional Planning.

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House Fellow

Via is overjoyed to serve as a House Fellow for Hans Bethe House and contribute to the meaningful work that unfolds within its spaces.

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House Fellow

Seema Golestaneh is an Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies. Her work explores contemporary Islamic thought in the world today, with a special focus on Persian speaking communities.  Trained as an anthropologist, Prof.

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House Fellow

Jesse Goldberg is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior. His research lab studies how birds learn to sing, how parrots socialize, and how mice can achieve high levels of motor coordination.

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House Fellow

Swanne Gordon is a behavioral and evolutionary ecologist currently at Cornell University as an Assistant Professor in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department.

yuval
House Fellow

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

Alex Hayes
House Fellow

Prof. Hayes and his group specialize in the geological and physical processes that shape planetary surface and atmospheres, including the identification and characterization of potentially habitable environments across the solar system.

Jamie Hom
House Fellow

Jamie Hom (she/hers) works in Alumni Affairs & Development as an Associate Director of Student Programs on the Student and Young Alumni team.

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House Fellow

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

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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 during her doctoral studies at Juilliard and is now a

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House Fellow

After working as a GRF in Bethe for four years, Stephen is thrilled to serve as a House Fellow and continue making meaningful connections for Bethe residents.

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House Fellow

Kathryn Mann is Associate Professor of mathematics and Rosevear faculty leadership fellow at Cornell.

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House Fellow

Elizabeth is the Assistant Director of Cornell Public Health and the Manager of the Department of Public and Ecosystem Health in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

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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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House Fellow

Amanda first joined Bethe as a GRF in 2018 while completing her doctoral program. She is beyond excited to return as a House Fellow and reconnect with the Bethe community in this new role.

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House Fellow

Sonia Rucker is the Associate Vice-President of Inclusion and Belonging and a Presidential Advisor for Diversity and Equity (PADE) at Cornell University. Sonia is a native of Southeast Missouri.

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House Fellow

Michelle Smith enjoys working with and teaching undergraduate students so much that it inspired her to switch fields.  Michelle’s Ph.D. is in biology, with an emphasis in genetics.

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House Fellow

Aoise is a playwright, so she gets to make a lot of things up. Things she has made up have been performed in theatres in Ithaca, all over the country and overseas.

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House Fellow

Charlie came to Ithaca as a graduate student in engineering.  While at Cornell, he and his wife Nancy (also an HBH Faculty Fellow) became firmly attached to the Finger Lakes region and decided to build their careers here.

Nancy, wearing a cap, smiling
House Fellow

When Nancy selected Cornell for her Master’s degree, she and her husband Charlie intended to move back to Boston within a couple of years. Instead, both went on for PhDs and careers in Ithaca.

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House Fellow

Elaine L. Westbrooks received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1998, and her master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Pittsburgh in 1999.

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House Fellow

Alice is the Program Manager of the Cornell East Asia Program. This is her first year in Ithaca and she is excited to join the Bethe community.