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Caught between pages

Before his death in 2004, Cornell professor John Franclemont made an important bequest to the Comstock Memorial Library of Entomology: his collection of historically significant books that provide access to more than 200 years of the world’s most important entomological writings and illustrations. If you missed the exhibit of the Franclemont Collection at the Entomology […]

Got heat

Banner moment

The Cornell men’s and women’s basketball teams were honored Nov. 14 with the unveiling of their Ivy League championship banners, won during the 2007-08 season. For a few minutes before the start of the men’s season opener, last year’s magical run was relived as a rambunctious crowd at Newman Arena waved red and white towels […]

Big Red house

Five Cornellians will serve in the 111th U.S. Congress in January, the first time so many members from East Hill have gone to “the Hill” in more than 15 years. Four incumbents won re-election to the House: Rob Andrews, J.D. ’82 (D-N.J.); Bob Filner ’63, Ph.D. ’73 (D-CA); Mark Kirk ’81 (R-IL); and Gabrielle Giffords, […]

Community life

On the redesigned Residential Initiative Web site campaign. cornell.edu/residential you’ll find in-depth information about living and learning on North Campus and the West Campus house system. The site features news, video interviews with students, faculty and staff, and information on the role of these first-year and upper class communities in Cornell’s capital campaign.

Code warrior

Even at the undergraduate level, computer scientists form a close, worldwide community. Returning from the Google Code Jam programming contest Nov. 14, Hooyeon “Haden” Lee ’10 (above, left) reported, “I saw people I knew from all over the world.” Some 11,000 students entered the competition. Lee survived a series of eliminations to score 23rd among […]

Finger lickin’

Robert C. Baker, the late Cornell poultry science and food science professor who helped develop chicken nuggets, turkey ham and poultry hot dogs into ubiquitous American fare, also created the famous Cornell barbecue sauce. Baker researched and developed innovative ways to use poultry, and his Cornell barbecue recipe has stood the taste test of time, […]

Bird alerts

On Nov. 4, a lost Little Blue Heron turned up in Sapsucker Woods. This species is found in southeastern states, though it also ranges along the Mississippi River as far as southern Illinois and along the Atlantic coast as far as Maine. But only a few have ever been reported in the Cayuga Lake basin. […]

Duffield composts

Collection of food waste for composting began Monday, Nov. 3, near Mattin’s Café in the Duffield Atrium. Student composting ambassadors, signs and special collection containers will help users separate compostable from noncompostable material. The station is a bit hidden, but easily accessible across from the atrium vending machines in Duffield. Most of the material will […]

Library 24/7

Tucked behind the main reference desk in Olin Library is a little room where librarians go to get a healthy dose of adrenaline. Referred to as the “reference command center” by those in the know, this room is the hub of the library’s remote reference activity. Cornell was on the “bleeding edge” of online reference […]

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