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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.

Rachel Bean

House Fellow



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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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.

Chris Schaffer

House Fellow

Chris Schaffer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and has been at Cornell since January 2006.

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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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Kathryn Gleason

House Fellow

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

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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.

Katherine Howe

House Fellow

Katherine Howe is the New York Times bestselling author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane and The House of Velvet and Glass, and a lecturer in ILR and the American Studies program.

Chris Schaffer

House Fellow

Chris Schaffer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and has been at Cornell since January 2006.

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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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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.

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.

Rachel Bean

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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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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Katherine Howe

House Fellow

Katherine Howe is the New York Times bestselling author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane and The House of Velvet and Glass, and a lecturer in ILR and the American Studies program.

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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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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Katherine Howe

House Fellow

Katherine Howe is the New York Times bestselling author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane and The House of Velvet and Glass, and a lecturer in ILR and the American Studies program.

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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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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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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Elizabeth Karns

House Fellow

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

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