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BOOM prizes

BOOM, the annual showcase of student research and creativity in digital technology and applications, was held March 3. Winner of the $500 People’s Choice Award, selected by BOOM attendees, was Cornell Minesweeper. Winner of the $500 Where’s the BOOM award, selected by CS faculty, was the Monopoly Strategy Research Group. See the complete list of […]


Following Cornell’s first-ever Sweet 16 appearance, sharp-shooting Cornell senior Ryan Wittman was one of eight seniors selected to participate at the Reese’s College All-Star Game April 2 and the ESPN 3-Point Shootout April 1. – Anne Ju

Capture a wild bird

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Natural Resources Defense Council have launched the photo contest. Anyone can join this free interactive online community and submit one original photograph of a wild bird for the contest. Site members will vote for their favorite photographs. Winning photos will be announced on Earth Day, April 22.

Can it

Collegetown ART (Art, Recycling and Trash cans), a project of the student group Sustainability Hub, is hosting a contest for public art to be displayed on Collegetown waste receptacles.

Sign of the times

As reported by the Essentials, a new “science city” outside Frankfurt, Germany, will honor the late Cornell Nobelist Hans Bethe by naming a street in his honor. The sign has arrived.

By hook and by crook

Mathematician and Cornell adjunct professor Daina Taimina discovered 13 years ago that her handiness at crochet, a vestige of her Latvian schooling, is a perfect medium for describing one of the hardest-to-grasp concepts in geometry – the hyperbolic plane. Taimina has been interviewed on NPR and exhibited her work – colorful yarn creations of all […]

Poultry, then and now

March 31 is your last chance to check out an exhibition in Mann Library lobby — Backyard Revival: American Heritage Poultry. Drawing from rare historical works in the Rice Poultry Collection at Mann Library, this exhibition showcases a variety of heirloom poultry breeds once common on American farms and currently making somewhat of a comeback […]

2CUL (as in cool) 4 the Web

The 2CUL partnership between Columbia University Library and Cornell University Library – which enables the libraries to pool resources to provide content, expertise and services that are impossible to accomplish alone – just found a home online. At, learn about the details of the groundbreaking relationship between the two major university libraries or contact […]

A greener Big Red

Stats from the Cornell Center for a Sustainable Future 2009 Annual Report: • 350 Cornell faculty for all Cornell colleges and schools participated in CCSF activities. • 19 Cornell faculty and students traveled to Copenhagen for the United Nations Climate Change Conference with CCSF support. • 5 new cross-campus research teams received CCSF funding. • […]

The gift of reading

The late Bernard C. Rosen, Ph.D. ’52, bequeathed $2 million to the 33-member Finger Lakes Library System. The gift will support materials and programming for youth and will generate annual grants in five central New York counties. A Cornell professor emeritus in sociology, Rosen taught at Yale, the University of Connecticut and the University of […]

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