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a Quadragenarian’s what this dept is,
Forty to just before fiftyish.
Few CS depts are older than us,
But age is no reason to make a fuss.
More important is that others do see
Wisdom not boredom in our repartee.

What’s wisdom, you ask? Here’s an example. The data, the information, is that the tomato is the ovary of the flowering plant, the pulpy mass that contains the seeds. Knowledge then explains that the tomato is a fruit. Wisdom tells you not to put it in a fruit salad.

In 1965, Cornell showed wisdom in placing the CS budget with the provost instead of Engineering or Arts & Sciences, because CS had elements of both engineering and science (and now, arguably, art). In 1999, Cornell showed wisdom again, by creating a college-level (but without students) Faculty for Computing & Information Science, with CS at its core, and with the mission to integrate computing and information science —its ideas, technology, and modes of thought— into every academic discipline.

As a result, computing now thrives at Cornell, with undergrad degrees in three colleges and with ties to well over 30 Cornell units. Come to Cornell for exciting research and education in CS, computational biology, cognitive science, computational science, computer graphics, computing in the arts, digital libraries, game design, info sci, intelligent systems, and more.

Cornell is rather special. It has been called “the first American university” because of its founders’ revolutionarily egalitarian and practical vision of higher education.

Did you know: The South Arkansas Vine Ripe Pink Tomato is Arkansas’s state fruit and state vegetable. In 1893, the US Supreme Court defined the tomato to be a vegetable (for trade purposes), going by its use rather than biological classification.