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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.

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.

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.

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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Elizabeth Karns

House Fellow

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

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Mary Beth Grant

House Fellow

Mary Beth (MB) serves as the senior associate dean of students for inclusion, community support and engagement.

Yuval Grossman

House Fellow

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

Katherine Kinzler

House Fellow

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

Elizabeth Karns

House Fellow

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

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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.

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...

Craig Altier

House Fellow

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

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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.

Mary Beth Grant

House Fellow

Mary Beth (MB) serves as the senior associate dean of students for inclusion, community support and engagement.

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.

Elizabeth Karns

House Fellow

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

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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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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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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.

Elizabeth Karns

House Fellow

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

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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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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.

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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Mary Beth Grant

House Fellow

Mary Beth (MB) serves as the senior associate dean of students for inclusion, community support and engagement.

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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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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