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Johnson exhibition makes ArtNews

The May 2010 issue of ArtNews features a groundbreaking spring 2009 exhibition of Australian Aboriginal paintings organized by the Johnson Museum of Art. “Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya,” drawn from the collection of John (Ph.D. ’70) and Barbara Wilkerson, was the first exhibition to focus on the earliest (1971-73) paintings from […]

Curious television

Evolutionary biologist Dan Riskin, Ph.D. ’06, will host a TV series on the Discovery Channel called “Curiosity: The Questions of Life,” premiering in January. According to a press release, the show “will unite Discovery Channel viewers worldwide around some of life’s most enduring questions. Are we alone in the universe? Can we live forever, and […]

Murder and intrigue

In Silicon Valley, the eccentric inventor of a new encryption application is murdered in an apparent drug deal. In Istanbul, a cynical undercover operator receives a frantic call from his estranged brother, a patent lawyer who believes he is the next victim. And on the sun-drenched slopes of Sand Hill Road, Silicon Valley’s nerve center […]

Johnson’s Management Library wins prestigious award

The Johnson School’s Management Library has won the Special Libraries Association (SLA) Business and Finance Division’s Centers of Excellence Award for Service. The awards recognize quality and excellence in libraries and information centers and puts the Management Library alongside the world-class libraries of Ernst & Young, Microsoft, Nike, Tata Consultancy and Stanford University. “Management Library […]

AguaClara on the Mall

Members of AguaClara – civil and environmental engineering students who design municipal drinking water plants in Honduras that operate without electricity – took part in the Environmental Protection Agency 2010 National Sustainable Design Expo event on the Washington Mall, April 24-25 The students designed, built and tested a dose controller for AguaClara water treatment plants […]

Drug-free pain relief

Doctoral candidate George Lewis demonstrates a miniature ultrasound device he invented that can deliver pain relief to joints and muscles for up to 10 hours. Clinical trials of the device will begin soon at Weill Cornell Medical College.

Big Red laffs

Four Cornell students – junior Amanda Pawlak (pictured), seniors Ryan Stanisz and Daniel Kenkel, and freshman Cody Ernst – are participating in the National College Comedy Competition. Catch their acts here and vote for your favorite by 9 p.m. EST April 26.

Juggling the numbers

Embedded video from Cornell University Mathematics professor Allen Knutson – a former world record-holding juggler – demonstrates how juggling patterns can be represented mathematically.

Celebrate Gaypril at the library

Cornell University Library offers funding for visiting scholars to conduct research on sexuality at the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections. The Phil Zwickler Memorial Research Grants honor filmmaker and journalist Phil Zwickler, who died at age 36 after documenting the AIDS crisis and the struggle for lesbian and gay rights. A collection of his […]

Birdwatchers: Cast your votes

All About Birds, the Lab of  Ornithology’s bird-watching website, is one of five finalists (out of 10,000 entrants) for a Webby Award. Past winners include The New York Times, Google and BBC News. Winning the People’s Voice award would help highlight All About Birds as a resource for learning about birds and the natural world. Cast your vote […]

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