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Vote for Misha!

Imagine being abandoned, left for dead in a condemned trailer with two young ones to feed. Well, it happened to Misha of Etna, New York, but fortunately for this Tortie-point Siamese mix feline and her two kittens, she has lived to hear tales about her rescue. Now, the story of Misha’s narrow escape is a […]

Ongoing construction

Just in time for Black History Month, the Africana Library has created an exhibit of books published by current and former Africana faculty members over the last 40 years. “An Ongoing Construction of Africana Thoughts” is organized in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell. The display captures […]

Lions and tigers

The Year of the Tiger roared into 16 kindergarten classes in six local schools Feb. 8-12, with performances by the Cornell Lion Dance troupe and a lesson on the dance and customs that surround Lunar New Year in Asian countries. Kids also enjoyed two activity tables: the younger students made red new year’s lanterns from […]

Witchy woman?

Research has no doubt taken Cornell historian Mary Beth Norton, author of the acclaimed 2002 book “In the Devil’s Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692,” down many a scary passageway. Now she must face Sarah Jessica Parker, March 5 at 8 p.m. on NBC. Research into Parker’s family tree turned up a witch. Norton, the Mary Donlon Alger […]

Competitive edge

Research tips, online resources, expert commentary and 700,000 volumes are on Cornell Law Library’s new blog, the Competitive Edge. Nine regular contributors are attorneys, librarians and information management specialists. Features like “Olympics and the law” will help the research community stay current in the field, and the Cornell law community – including students and alumni – […]


In December, Brian Hastings ’10 made $4.18 million playing online poker against an anonymous Swede. Hastings did deep intel on the Swede’s card playing style to find his/her “tells” – cues to the player’s state of mind. Hastings won after playing for five hours via an offshore poker site. Cornell sociology researcher Kyle Siler analyzed […]

Living Dead

Ithaca writer Luke Z. Fenchel, JD ’05, has posted stories and images relating to the Grateful Dead’s 1977 Barton Hall concert on his new culture site, The Ithaca Post. Nostalgia is running high from Feb. 14 show by Furthur, featuring two of the original Dead.

The Nano takes Manhattan

The Tata Nano, billed as the People’s Car, will set you back just $2,500. It’s made by India’s largest car maker, Tata Motors, led by an Ratan Tata ’59. Until April 25, one of  the Nanos – along with diagrams and photos illustrating its concept, development and production – will be on display in Cooper-Hewitt’s Great Hall […]

Gawking at Jerry’s kids

Two surviving members of the Grateful Dead are still on the road. Perhaps improbably, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh will creak onto the Cornell campus this weekend. The popular gossip blog Gawker took note of a letter from Cornell police to the campus that read in part, “This Sunday, February 14th there will be a […]

eClips nabs MERLOT

eClips, Cornell’s online collection of more than 10,000 searchable video interviews with entrepreneurs, business leaders and venture capitalists, recently received the Merlot Classics 2010 award from the Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) as an exemplary online learning resource.

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