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Becker House

Welcome to Carl Becker House

Carl Becker House, which opened in August 2005, is the second of five houses that will accommodate undergraduate residents on Cornell University's West Campus.

The house is part of the residential initiative at Cornell University and was named in honor of Cornell faculty member Carl L. Becker (1873-1945).


This Week at Carl Becker House

West Campus House System Mission: A community of students and faculty gathered in a spirit of inquiry and active citizenship.

West Campus House System Program Goals:

  • Develop a sense of belonging to one's House.
  • Create safe, healthy, and welcoming communities.
  • Build meaningful relationships between residents and faculty.
  • Create opportunities for intellectual exploration that lead to a deeper understanding of one's discipline, exposure to a broad range of knowledge, and a desire to be a lifelong learner.
  • Encourage student engagement in the House System and provide opportunities for the development of student leadership skills.
  • Provide opportunities for students to engage as citizens in the broader community.
  • Help students navigate the opportunities available to them at Cornell.

Janet Shortall

House Fellow

I like to remember I arrived in Ithaca in the middle of a snow storm in the beginning of February to begin my job at Cornell as the Associate Director of Cornell United Religious Work (CURW).

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Eric Tagliacozzo

House Fellow

Eric Tagliacozzo joined the History Department at Cornell in 2000; he teaches on the history of Southeast Asia, and on connections between that region and China to the north (across the South China Sea) and the Middle East (across the Indian Ocean).

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Mark Wilson

House Fellow

I grew up in Iowa, Maryland, and Colorado. For me a good day was taking something all the way apart and then putting it back together again and having it work. Sometimes things didn’t work quite the same way ever again...

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Chris Kim

House Fellow

Passionate about working with young musicians and music education, Chris Younghooon Kim is the Director of Orchestras at Cornell University and is an active adjudicator, guest clinician, and masterclass teacher.

Katherine Edmondson

House Fellow

Dr. Edmondson holds master's and doctoral degrees from Cornell University in the field of Education, specializing in Curriculum and Instruction.

Tyi McCray

House Fellow

Tyi Lindsey McCray has been a proud member of the Cornell community since 2005. Currently she serves as Associate Director of Diversity Programs in Engineering. Prior to that, she completed her doctoral degree in the department of Plant Biology.

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Janet Shortall

House Fellow

I like to remember I arrived in Ithaca in the middle of a snow storm in the beginning of February to begin my job at Cornell as the Associate Director of Cornell United Religious Work (CURW).

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Cindy Hazan

House Fellow

Cindy Hazan joined the faculty of the Department of Human Development at Cornell in 1988 after receiving her Ph.D. in Social and Personality Pyschology from the University of Denver.

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Elizabeth Brundige

House Fellow

Liz Brundige is the Executive Director of the Avon Global Center and a Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor at Cornell Law School, where she also teaches the International Human Rights Clinic.

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Leonardo Vargas-Méndes

House Fellow

Leonardo is the Executive Director of the Cornell Public Service Center, and as such a member of the Division of Student and Academic Services’ senior management team.

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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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Andrew Chignell

House Fellow

I’m an associate professor in the Philosophy department and the Religious Studies program, with a research focus on some of the epistemology and metaphysics of the Enlightenment period (1600-1850). 

Bruce Levitt

House Fellow

Levitt served as Chair of the Theatre, Film, and Dance Department from l986 to l995 during which time he oversaw the final phases of construction of the twenty-four million dollar Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.

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Richard Canfield

House Fellow

Dr. Richard (Rick) Canfield joined the Cornell faculty in 1990 and from that time has enjoyed mentoring many excellent Cornell undergraduates in research.

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Holly Case

House Fellow

Holly Case is a historian of modern Europe whose research focuses on territorial competition, minorities, and visions of European statehood in East-Central and Southwestern Europe.

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Ray Craib

House Fellow

I teach in the Department of History, where I offer courses in modern Latin American history, the history of anarchism, history and geography, and service learning course on migrant workers in the Americas and upstate New York.

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Robin Davisson

House Fellow

Robin L. Davisson, professor of molecular physiology, joined the faculty of Cornell University on July 1, 2006.

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Bruce Levitt

House Fellow

Levitt served as Chair of the Theatre, Film, and Dance Department from l986 to l995 during which time he oversaw the final phases of construction of the twenty-four million dollar Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.

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Katherine Edmondson

House Fellow

Dr. Edmondson holds master's and doctoral degrees from Cornell University in the field of Education, specializing in Curriculum and Instruction.

Bruce Levitt

House Fellow

Levitt served as Chair of the Theatre, Film, and Dance Department from l986 to l995 during which time he oversaw the final phases of construction of the twenty-four million dollar Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.

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Charles Walcott

House Fellow

Charles Walcott came to Cornell in 1981 as Director of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.

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Chris Kim

House Fellow

Passionate about working with young musicians and music education, Chris Younghooon Kim is the Director of Orchestras at Cornell University and is an active adjudicator, guest clinician, and masterclass teacher.

Holly Case

House Fellow

Holly Case is a historian of modern Europe whose research focuses on territorial competition, minorities, and visions of European statehood in East-Central and Southwestern Europe.

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Richard Canfield

House Fellow

Dr. Richard (Rick) Canfield joined the Cornell faculty in 1990 and from that time has enjoyed mentoring many excellent Cornell undergraduates in research.

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Cathy Klimaszewski

House Fellow

Cathy Rosa Klimaszewski is Associate Director and Ames Curator of Education at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art.

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