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Injured bobcat treated at Cornell

When Oscar the bobcat was brought to the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Health Center in mid-June with a broken femur and pelvis – he’d been hit by a vehicle in the Albany area – his survival was severely threatened. The bobcat quickly transferred to the Cornell University Hospital for Animals, and with financial support from […]

‘Pelham 123’ gets green

An informal study on the set of “The Taking of Pelham 123” in Brooklyn over two consecutive days in June 2008 showed that using a blend of ultra-low sulfur petroleum-based diesel fuel and processed waste vegetable oil (B18) to power a generator led to a 21 percent decrease in carbon monoxide emissions. The test, which […]

Flickring the switch

With the library’s new Flickr stream, some of Cornell’s digital collections are opening up to the world at large, and the first sample to go online is the Andrew Dickson White Architectural Photographs Collection. White, Cornell’s first president, established the collection by donating several thousand images from his personal architectural library. The photos on Flickr […]

When Sotomayor was at Cornell

Among the materials Supreme Court Justice nominee Sonia Sotomayor submitted to Congress recently is a speech she gave at the Cornell Law School in 2007. During that visit, sponsored by the Latino Law Students Association, Sotomayor spoke about her experiences growing up in a South Bronx housing projects and as a Latina student at Princeton […]

Read all about it

As the changing landscape of news becomes harder and harder to navigate, people need to find better and better resources to help. That’s where the Cornell Library comes in. A new research guide to news aggregators – databases that bring together searching and access to multiple online news providers – gets readers to full-text articles […]

‘Philosopher Kings’ premieres

When the film “The Philosopher Kings” has its world premiere June 18, custodians Jim Evener and Gary Napieracz, who are featured in the documentary, will be there, along with Rob Osborn, their supervisor in Building Care. “The Philosopher Kings” is competing at the 2009 AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival for the Sterling US Feature Award […]

Adelgids don’t like the cold, either

When Hemlock woolly adelgids – aphid-like invasive insects that devastate hemlocks – were found in Cornell Plantations’ Cascadilla Gorge and Beebe Lake natural areas, Cornell Natural Areas staff members quickly trained more than 120 volunteers to scour Cornell and adjacent privately owned lands in the Ithaca area. After volunteers spent over 250 hours surveying nine […]

Worth a thousand words

Millions of images are just a click away for Cornell students, faculty and staff with several digital databases on the Cornell Library’s Web site. On the library’s home page, click on the images tab on the left of the page to access millions of images that Cornell subscribes to through several different interfaces, including Artstor […]

Swedberg takes on Tocqueville and Weber

Sociology professor Richard Swedberg writes about Alexis de Tocqueville and edits Max Weber in two new books about political economy in the 19th century. In “Tocqueville’s Political Economy” (Princeton University Press), Swedberg “persuasively presents Tocqueville as a creative and original analyst of economic topics,” writes Tocqueville expert and author James T. Schleifer in a cover […]

Anyone can ‘cyberlearn’ on CyberTower

Ever wondered where rhythm-and-blues music comes from? Stared into the night sky and pondered the origins of the universe? Been mystified by the intricacies of Muslim and Jewish dietary laws? These and other topics are presented in high-quality, user-friendly video clips archived in the university’s CyberTower Study Rooms. CyberTower, a Web site operated by Cornell […]

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