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Learn to farm

Do you have land that could be used for farming or for an agroforestry enterprise? If you have been thinking about farming and want to learn more, Cornell Cooperative Extension offers a Beginning Farmer Workshop Feb. 7 and 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the extension’s Schuyler County office in Montour Falls, N.Y. […]

Birds in Art

Now through Feb. 28, you can enter the Lab of Ornithology’s newest contest. Go outside and look for art in birds. It could be a broken-down nest in winter, a song recording, a video of a bird perching on your window, something that makes you pause, look twice, laugh or cry. Take photos, paint, write […]

Nothing to sniff at

The Cornell Waste Management Institute is digitizing all of its videos and print publications. Get a free download here. Video highlights include: “Do You Know Where Your Garbage Is?”; “Life After the Curb,” about recycling; and “It’s Gotten Rotten,” on composting. Cornell University Library’s eCommons@Cornell is a gateway to many digital repositories and collections.

Bowled over

When TV viewers like a company’s Super Bowl commercial, the company’s stock price goes up, according to Charles Chang of Cornell’s Hotel School and researchers at the University at Buffalo School of Management. The study examined 529 commercials that aired during 17 Super Bowls from 1989 to 2005 and found that investors favored stocks of […]

Kids’ corner

Spend some quality time with kids, birds and books at the Lab of Ornithology’s Adelson Library at 4 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month during the academic year. The library offers a reading program designed for school-age children, and it’s open to beginning birders of all ages. A collection of children’s books is […]

Wear Red Day, Feb. 6

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, and since 2004, the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women has worked to educate women about the disease to improve heart health and save lives. On Feb. 6 the association is encouraging women at Cornell to wear red to publicize this effort. Information.

Look, in the sky

The 12th annual Great Backyard Bird Count takes place Feb. 13-16, when people throughout North America are invited to take note of the birds around them. Volunteers take part by counting birds for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the event and reporting their sightings online. The data help researchers understand […]

Library 2.0

Cornell Library’s major online makeover is now on view. More than a year’s worth of work has resulted in a sleeker site that connects users with the information they want in seconds. Best features of the revamp? The new home page has a prominent search box for the library catalog, articles and databases; direct links […]

Invest in you

Registration for spring classes through Cornell’s Part-time/Extramural Study Program ends today at 4 p.m. in B20 Day Hall. The program is designed for anyone seeking personal or professional advancement, including high school students, executives and professionals, area residents and retirees, Cornell staff and faculty members, Cornell alumni, and undergraduate and graduate students. Participants can register […]

On the market

Cornell Cooperative Extension-New York City has launched New York Market-Maker, an interactive Web site and mapping system that locates businesses and markets of agricultural products in New York state and provides an important link between producers and consumers. The site lets you search for market demographics, local producers and businesses in the food supply chain […]

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