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Math for the masses

The New York Times has invited Steve Strogatz, Cornell’s Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics, to write a column about math for a general audience beginning Feb. 1 and running for 15 weeks. His previous Times columns are here. Strogatz is the author of “The Calculus of Friendship: What a Teacher and a Student […]


Seismic waves produced by the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti are on stark display in Snee Hall, home of the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. Snee’s continuously operating seismograph keeps an unbroken record of the Earth’s ground motion. The 7.0-magnitude quake was recorded on this printout, now hanging in the lobby. – Anne […]

High-altitude advocacy

When we last heard from Ilya Brotzky ’10 in October, the former applied economics and management major and several fellow Cornell students had big plans. They were organizing a climb of Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money and awareness for obstetric fistulas (a hole in the birth canal that can occur during childbirth; mothers are left incontinent, […]

Paper to public

In the age of GPS, the Cornell Library found a new way to look at maps from all over the world. More than 150 items in the Map Collection — initially available only to patrons who could come to the library and look at them on paper — are now available as digital images in […]

On Broadway

Antoinette LaVecchia ‘89 opened in “A View From the Bridge” at the Cort Theater Sunday night for a limited run.

Vamp on the Hill?

“Robert Pattinson to attend Cornell University,” an obscure Web site called reports, claiming that the heartthrob star of the “Twilight” vampire series will appear in a movie to be filmed in Ithaca in June. “Robert Pattinson, a Brit who enjoys nature should really enjoy Cornell, that is if he is a good scholar and get [sic] his […]

Learn to cook online

If you missed the opening Jan. 23 episode – Egg-Ceptionally Healthy Comfort Foods – that launched the second season of “From Farm to Table,” you can catch it online. The 13-episode cooking series, hosted by Kim Sopczyk, a nutrition educator from Cornell Cooperative Extension-Warren County, demonstrates how to select, use and prepare local produce. Featuring […]

Glee in NYC

Members of the Cornell Glee Club at Alice Tully Hall, Jan. 16, on their winter tour.

Sexuality collection on Facebook

How can Facebook help libraries and archives preserve material for the future? Simple: It provides access to new people in a new way. Cornell University Library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections maintains an extensive Human Sexuality Collection, which now has a new presence on Facebook. Fans can discover new material in the collections, pass […]

Saving Spc. Hernandez

On Dec. 29, days before he shipped out to Afghanistan on his second tour of duty, Army Specialist Osvaldo Hernandez received an extraordinary present: a pardon from New York Governor David Paterson. In 2002, Hernandez pleaded guilty to felony gun possession (he said he kept the loaded gun in his car because he lived in […]

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