The Johnson Graduate School of Management
Far Above Cayuga’s waters,
With its waves of blue,
Stands our noble alma mater,
Glorious to view.
On the cover: Maureen O’Hara, the Robert W. Purcell Professor of Management and professor of finance,
brings her award-winning teaching and widely recognized research on markets to her students in the Cornell-
Queens Executive MBA program. From the Johnson School’s state-of-the art studio in Sage Hall, O’Hara uses
multipoint videoconferencing technology to interact with more than 90 students in 12 cities across the United
States and Canada.
Cornell has launched the most ambitious campaign in its history.
Far Above … The Campaign for Cornell will permit us to realize
the overarching goal that has guided Cornell since 1865: to serve
the needs of the world, where the talents and courage of higher
education can provide a solution to the problems and challenges
of everyday life.
By the university’s sesquicentennial in 2015, Cornell aspires to be
the best research university for undergraduate education, to set
the standard for interdisciplinary collaboration in areas of critical
social importance, and to strengthen the university’s commitment
to its public mission by assuming the role it has already begun to
play: land-grant institution to the world.
Cornell’s history has prepared us to accept no outcome other than
to fulfill our shared ambition to be the best of our kind: a model
combination of academic distinction and public service, a beacon
of hope, a community whose sights are set high and whose
imaginations and aspirations have no boundaries and no limits.
Working together, we can realize this vision.
Far Above … The Campaign for Cornell will take Cornell to new
heights, in classrooms and research labs and as a global partner
in the creation and pursuit of knowledge that will transform society.
Please join us, and ensure that one of the world’s best universities
will continue to lead, engage, and inspire.