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Copyright issues

Wendy Seltzer, a fellow with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School and a visiting professor at Northeastern University School of Law, delivered two talks Sept. 27 – “Protecting the University from Copyright Bullies” and “Righting the Copyright Balance” – for the Cornell Computer Policy and Law Program. In the face […]


Before you toss out that plastic water bottle, remember this: While 100 bottles are recycled each second, 840 others get dumped into the waste stream. This is dramatically portrayed in a short video produced by Cornell computer science professor Doug James.

Leaving Cornell

In the recent paperback best-seller by Sara Gruen, “Water for Elephants,” the protagonist, 93-year-old Jacob Jankowski, recalls his days as a Cornell Vet student during the Great Depression. He leaves the university and “happens to jump onto a train that carries the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. Since his parents have died in […]

JETting to greatness

The Journal of Economic Theory (JET), with editorial offices in Cornell’s Department of Economics, published the work of the 2007 Nobel Prize winners in economics (micro-economic theorists Leonid Hurwicz, University of Minnesota; Eric Maskin, Institute for Advanced Studies; and Roger Myerson, University of Chicago). JET has also published the work of last year’s Nobel laureate […]


Sample numbers of germs per square inch*: Phone receiver: 25,127 Desktop: 20,961 Computer keyboard: 3,295 Computer mouse: 1,676 Fax machine: 301 Photocopier: 69 Toilet seat: 49 Give your body a fighting chance against germs. Use alcohol wipes to disinfect your phone (receiver and number pad), computer keyboard and mouse on a regular basis. If you’ve […]

Tales from the crypt

Double, double toil and trouble; the fires are burning and the cauldrons are bubbling in Carl A. Kroch Library. This Halloween, explore the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections for the largest treasury of materials on witchcraft in North America. Cornell’s Witchcraft Collection explores the historical phenomenon of the belief that witches exist and that […]

Blades of glory

The newly expanded Lynah Rink – billing itself “The Coolest Place to Be” – offers public skating Monday through Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. ($3 with Cornell ID) and Sunday 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. ($4). Subject to availability, you can rent Lynah for $165 per hour. Before heading to the ice, you can […]

Passionately pink

When Cornell women’s volleyball defeated Harvard, 3-2, on Friday, Oct. 12, the Big Red wasn’t the only winner. The team helped raise $1,465 as part of its “Passionately Pink for the Cure” campaign to benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation, a breast cancer information and advocacy group. The team encouraged all fans […]

Louie’s Lunch

Ahhh, Chez Louis. Unlike that Hot-Truck-come-lately on West Campus, the little red-and-white truck you always see parked at the corner of Thurston and Wait has been a Cornell institution for almost 90 years now. The original Louie, jolly Greek immigrant Louis Zounakos (1885-1956), first delivered food to fraternities and sororities around campus prior to 1920, […]

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