© 2011 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University
Porus Olpadwala papers, 1984-2009.
ca. 7 cubic
Forms of Material:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell
Files relating to his time as dean, to a proposed
reorganization of the college units, and to his work at Bethe House.
Collection material in English
Porus Olpadwala joined the Cornell faculty in City and Regional Planning in 1984,
serving as department chair and then Dean of the College of Architecture, Art, and
Planning from 1998-2004. From 2006 until his retirement in 2010, he served as Dale
R. Corson Professor and Dean of Hans Bethe House. Earlier in his career, during the
1960s, he worked in the private sector in India with Price Waterhouse and the Indian
affiliate of Jardine Mathesen. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University
of Calcutta and an MBA and an MRP and PhD in regional planning from Cornell. His
professional interests have been in political economy, comparative social and
economic development, and urban and environmental issues.
Files relating to his time as dean, to a proposed reorganization of the college
units, and to his work at Bethe House. Includes "Re-alignment: The Defense of the
College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Cornell University, 2002-2003,"
1984-2003, copies of material relating to a threat by Cornell's central
administration to disband the college, with some similar files by Ian R. Stewart
from 1984, and copies of email from 2004-2009.
Stewart, Ian R.
Cornell University.College of Architecture, Art,
Cornell University.Hans Bethe House.
Architecture--Study and teaching--New York