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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.

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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Angela Gonzales

House Fellow



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...

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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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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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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Rachel Bean

House Fellow



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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Nozomi Nishimura

House Fellow

Nozomi Nishimura grew up in Tucson, Arizona. She majored in Physics at Harvard College where she worked with Prof. Eric Mazur on femtosecond laser ablation.

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Nozomi Nishimura

House Fellow

Nozomi Nishimura grew up in Tucson, Arizona. She majored in Physics at Harvard College where she worked with Prof. Eric Mazur on femtosecond laser ablation.

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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.

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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Ron Hoy

House Fellow

Ron Hoy is interested in the world of sound--how sounds are produced and how they are perceived--by animals and humans.

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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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Angela Gonzales

House Fellow



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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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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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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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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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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Elizabeth Karns

House Fellow

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rachel Bean

House Fellow



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.

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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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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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.

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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Kathryn Gleason

House Fellow

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

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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.

Glenn Altschuler

House Fellow

Glenn Altschuler received his Ph.D. in American History from Cornell in 1976 and has been an administrator and teacher at Cornell since 1981.

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