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Birding for beginners

Spring’s here, the birds are coming back . . . and volunteer docents at the Lab of Ornithology will be leading two weekly bird walks at Sapsucker Woods in April and May. Beginner bird walks, 9 a.m., Saturdays and Sundays during April: leisurely guided walks, from 60-90 minutes long. Bird before work at Sapsucker Woods, […]

Grape expectations

Cornell will host the 38th New York Wine Industry Workshop, the largest enology research and extension event in the state, April 1-3, at the Clarion Hotel in Ithaca. Vintners statewide will gather for sessions on the latest developments in winery technology, keynotes by European, Canadian and American enologists and scientists, and the introduction of Cornell’s […]

Out of earshot

Acoustic monitoring by Cornell scientists for endangered right whales off New York harbor is ending because the project has lost funding in the state’s current budget crunch, according to the Associated Press. Monitors have been recording the whales’ calls south of Long Island for a year. “We ran out of money,” said Chris Clark, director […]

RefShare opens doors

Citation management software – a means of sharing publications – can make researchers’ lives easier, and for one group in the College of Human Ecology it has expanded research support nationally. Diane Wach Miller, who works at the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect at the Family Life Development Center, uses Cornell University […]

Lean times

Healthy eating is important even in difficult economic times, according to Cornell Cooperative Extension support specialist Erika Ichinose Pijai, above right. Pijai was the featured speaker at the March 13 Affordable Food Summit in Queens. “People think it costs more to eat healthy, but that is not necessarily true,” she said. “There are ways to […]

Nano hits the streets

The tiny Nano, branded “the people’s car” at just $2,500, was launched on Monday in Mumbai by Tata Motors chairman Ratan Tata. Tata ’59, B.Arch. ’62, is chief executive officer of Tata Sons Ltd., the holding company of the India-based conglomerate the Tata Group. In 2008, the Tata Education and Development Trust established a $50 […]


On his program “Countdown,” MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann ’79 reminisced about John B. Hill, chief engineer of Cornell’s student-run radio station WBVR-FM, who died earlier this month at age 60. “There are dozens of us who have worked in professional broadcasting in large part because we witnessed and emulated his combination of ingenuity, insurrection and inspiration […]

The Straight story

David Mason ‘69, professor emeritus of political science at Butler University in Indianapolis, was a government major and photographer for the Cornell yearbook in 1969 – the year of the armed takeover of Willard Straight Hall by 80 student members of the Afro-American society. As the 40th anniversary of the takeover approaches, Mason is hosting […]

Greening Cornell

WVBR 93.5 FM radio’s “Sunday Forum” features a discussion on sustainability March 15 at 6 p.m. streamed live on The program will discuss what drives sustainability, how Cornell is handling this issue, new initiatives and research on the horizon and what role students play in making the world more sustainable. Guests will include Frank […]

In the soup

On March 6 students in the Department of Applied Economics and Management’s Business Opportunities in Leadership and Diversity (BOLD) program sponsored a soup cook-off and fundraising event. Four teams competed and were judged on efficiency, teamwork and final product. The $700 proceeds will provide solar power and computers to the Mbaka Oromo Primary School in […]

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