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Images of ovaries win stem cell contest

The ovaries of your average fruit fly are many things. Functional, for example. Complex. Very small. And vital for species survival. But beautiful? Well, judge for yourself. Graduate student Heather Flores’ photos of fruit fly ovaries were selected as winners in the NYSTEM Stem Cell Awareness Day Image Contest announced by Gov. David Paterson on […]

Climbing mountains for obstetric fistulas

Some students organize bake sales to raise funds for social causes; others seek sponsors to run a marathon or climb a mountain. Ilya Brotzky ’10 is doing both and much more. He and eight other Cornell students (more are welcome) plan to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania this January to raise money and awareness for […]

Alumni: Take note(s)

RefWorks is one of the most popular citation management tools online, and Cornell Library has now made it available for alumni for the foreseeable future. Through RefWorks’ new plan to allow alumni to use its service, members of the Cornell community now have access to their accounts as long as the library is a subscriber. […]

Fighting world hunger, one student leader at a time

Thanks to the first annual New York Youth Institute, held Sept. 19 by Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ International Programs and the World Food Prize, a high school student in the New Visions in Life Sciences program at Cornell and her mentor at Cornell, Michele Sutton, have just returned the Global Youth Institute, […]

How do you like them apples?

Crispy? Sweet? Maybe with a hint of sour? The Cornell Orchard Store is now selling Honeycrisp (going fast), Sweet 16 (just a few), Gala, Ginger Gold, Jonamac, Macoun, McIntosh, NY 674 (now named Autumn Crisp), Shizuka – and coming soon are Cortland, Empire and more. The Orchard Store also has a good crop of wine […]

‘Asia Plural’

Next time you sit down to a tasty meal of sushi spread out on fine china, followed up with a cup of java, think about how much Asia has integrated itself into your life. Asia-originated themes are omnipresent, showing up in societies around the world for centuries thanks to the free flow of people, materials, […]

Science Cabaret makes a comeback

When the Lost Dog Café closed this summer, the future of Science Cabaret was uncertain. But with the opening of WildFire Lounge in the same location, the monthly science sessions are back, starting Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. This month’s speakers are Barbara Mink, founder and artistic director of the Light in Winter festival, […]

Solar house needs you! (to vote)

The Solar Decathlon is in the homestretch on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and Cornell’s Silo House is getting its moment in the sun with photos in The Washington Post and The New York Times. The house was also the location for Newsweek’s interview with Secretary of Energy Steven Chu. Now the team is […]

Drive tomorrow’s cars today

Check out what could be the cars of the future Monday, Oct. 19, 1-4 p.m. in Baum Atrium, Duffield Hall. Representatives from General Motors, Toyota and Mercedes Benz will be visiting campus to showcase prototypes of hydrogen fuel-cell cars. The event is hosted jointly by the Cornell Fuel Cell Institute and New York State Office […]

Keeping research local

Delve deeper into Ithaca and Tompkins County with a new guide from the Hotel School’s Nestlé Library. Containing both library subscription sources and free Internet sites, the research site serves as a practical starting point for local research. Categories include local demographics, government resources, facts about Cornell and Ithaca College, news and local commercial property […]

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