Washington, DC 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                       PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
                       THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

         Date of Report: (Date of earliest event reported) July 23, 2002

                              CORNING INCORPORATED
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

New York                             1-3247                16-0393470
(State or other jurisdiction         (Commission           (I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation)                    File Number)          Identification No.)

                  One Riverfront Plaza, Corning, New York 14831
               (Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

                                 (607) 974-9000
              (Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

          (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

Item 5.   Other Events and Regulation FD Disclosure.

The Corning  Incorporated  board of  directors  voted to appoint  Dr.  Jeremy R.
Knowles to fill a vacancy  on the  board.  The press  release  relating  to this
announcement is filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference.

Item 7.   Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(c) Exhibits.

99.1  Press Release dated July 23, 2002


Pursuant  to the  requirements  of the  Securities  Exchange  Act of  1934,  the
Registrant  has duly  caused  this  report  to be  signed  on its  behalf by the
undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

                                CORNING INCORPORATED

Date:  July 23, 2002            By  /s/    KATHERINE A. ASBECK
                                           Katherine A. Asbeck
                                           Senior Vice President and Controller

                                INDEX TO EXHIBITS

(c)      Exhibits

99.1     Press Release dated July 23, 2002

                                                                   Exhibit 99.1

FOR RELEASE -- JULY 23, 2002

Corning Media Contact:
Daniel F. Collins
(607) 974-4197

             Dr. Jeremy R. Knowles Joins Corning Board of Directors

CORNING,  N.Y.-- Dr. Jeremy R.  Knowles,  former dean of the Faculty of Arts and
Sciences at Harvard  University and a current faculty member, has been appointed
by the board to fill a vacancy on the board of directors of Corning Incorporated
(NYSE:GLW).  Dr.  Knowles  will  stand for  election  for a  three-year  term at
Corning's annual meeting of shareholders on April 24, 2003.

Dr. Knowles, 67, is a distinguished  chemist who joined the Harvard faculty from
Oxford  University in 1974. He became the Amory Houghton  Professor of Chemistry
and  Biochemistry  in 1979 and was  appointed  dean of the  Faculty  of Arts and
Sciences  in 1991.  He stepped  down as dean after 11 years this  spring and has
returned to the teaching faculty.  Prior to joining Harvard, he was a fellow and
tutor at Wadham College,  Oxford,  appointed to an Oxford University lectureship
in 1966,  and had  served as a  visiting  professor  at Yale  University  in the
Departments of Molecular  Biophysics and of Chemistry in 1969 and 1971 and Sloan
visiting professor at Harvard in 1973. In 1983-84 he was elected  Newton-Abraham
visiting professor at Oxford.

As dean, Dr. Knowles was responsible for the  undergraduates of Harvard College,
the  graduate  students of the  graduate  School of Arts and  Sciences,  and the
nearly 700  professors on the faculty.  The annual budget of the Faculty of Arts
and Sciences is $750 million.


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He was educated at Magdalen  College  School,  Oxford and then served as a pilot
officer in the Royal Air Force from  1953-55.  He  graduated in the Final Honour
School of Chemistry from Balliol College, Oxford, receiving his B.A. in 1959 and
his D.Phil.  in 1961. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society,  the American Academy
of Arts and  Sciences,  and the American  Philosophical  Society,  and a Foreign
Associate  of the National  Academy of Sciences.  He also serves as a trustee of
the  Howard  Hughes  Medical  Institute.  He  holds  honorary  degrees  from the
University of Edinburgh and the Eidgenossische  Technische Hochschule in Zurich.
He was  appointed  Commander  of the Order of the British  Empire in the Queen's
Birthday Honours of 1993.

Established in 1851, Corning Incorporated ( creates leading-edge
technologies for the  fastest-growing  markets of the world's  economy.  Corning
manufactures    optical   fiber,   cable   and   photonic   products   for   the
telecommunications  industry;  and high-performance  displays and components for
television,  information technology and other communications-related industries.
The company also uses advanced materials to manufacture products for scientific,
semiconductor  and  environmental  markets.  Corning revenues for 2001 were $6.3