A Conversation with W. Donald Cooke

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Sponsored by the Oral History Project of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Cornell University, led by Charles Wilcox and Kelly Strickland, this presents an extended interview with a senior member of the faculty, W. Donald Cooke, in which he shares his life's journey, professional interests and reflections about the distinctive character of his department and its nurturing environment. Short biographies of interviewee and interviewer [Charles Wilcox] are included, in addition to a photo gallery and list of publications of the interviewee. Video Total Run Time: [40 minutes]. Topics covered: [minutes: seconds]: Introduction [1:31]; Growing up in Philadelphia [5:17]; Army Air Force [4:52]; Coming Home [2:38]; Graduate School at Penn [4:42]; Postdoctoral at Princeton [2:00]; Cornell [1:05]; Research Support [0:48]; Cornell - Then and Now [1:03]; Regrets [1:54]; 1969 ? Troubled Times [3:50]; Vice President for Research [1:39]; Poker [0:35]; Conclusion [0:32]. The streaming video is openly accessible at: http://ifup.cit.cornell.edu. The DVD was produced by J. Robert Cooke.

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2006-09
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Internet-First University Press
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Oral history; Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology; Aspects of Cornell University history; Poker
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