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Doubt clouds wine ratings

Two Hotel School professors have found that the French classification system of Bordeaux wine châteaux is out of date. This may not come as a shock when you realize the system was developed in 1855. The study from Cornell’s Center for Hospitality Research, “An Analysis of Bordeaux Wine Ratings, 1970-2005: Implications for the Existing Classification […]

Collegiate voices

Mickey Rapkin ’00, a veteran of the genre during his Cornell days, has written “Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate a Cappella Glory,” in which he reports on his travels with the Tufts University Beelzebubs, the University of Oregon’s Divisi and the University of Virginia’s Hullabahoos. “I also sang in an a cappella group myself […]

Poetry in a flash

Flash versions of two chapbooks, “Poetry in Your Pocket” and “Art in Your Pocket,” which were distributed April 17 in New York City as part of the city’s sixth annual Poem in Your Pocket Day, can be seen on the College of Architecture, Art and Planning Web site.

Mingus performance at Cornell receives acclaim

A CD by Charles Mingus titled “Cornell 1964,” previously reported on in The Essentials, was named Reissue/ Historical Release of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association June 18.

Telescopic skullduggery

Colin Hines wrote a whodunit called “Murder at Arecibo: Life – and Death – at the Arecibo Observatory” while working there as its head in the 1970s. The book “gained some notoriety and gave some insight into life in Puerto Rico and at AO as well as a murder mystery,” he recently wrote to his […]

Wine exhibition trail

If you’re thinking of touring the Finger Lakes wine trails this summer, a perfect starting point is a tour of Cornell University Library’s “wine exhibition trail.” Begin by viewing “Song of the Vine: A History of Wine,” a comprehensive look at viticulture, from its origins in Europe to present-day developments in the Finger Lakes, on […]

Temporary detour

With the shaky economy, many Cornell graduates are finding it difficult to land their dream jobs right out of college. And while many may initially scoff at the idea, the wisest thing for them to do may be to get a temp job. They will certainly not be alone. Temporary employment agencies are responsible for […]

Cornell’s billionaires

METAezra reports that Forbes magazine has taken it upon itself to see which universities have produced the most megabucks alumni. With nine Big Red billionaires, including Chuck Feeney ’56 (pictured), Cornell ties for ninth place on the list with the University of California Los Angeles and UC Berkeley, Northwestern, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the […]

Grants grow faculty

The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies has put out a call for proposals from tenured and tenure-track Cornell faculty, along with Cornell programs and centers, for its biannual seed grant program. Proposals are sought that advance research by junior faculty, request seed funding for the preparation of external funding requests, and are thematically related […]

Lightweight crew takes third title in a row

When legendary NBA coach Pat Riley coined the phrase “three-peat,” he was referring to his 1989 LA Lakers team as it attempted to win its third consecutive NBA championship. Nearly 20 years later, the Big Red men’s lightweight crew brought home its own three-peat at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) Championships Regatta, held June 5-7. […]

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