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Enlightening e-resources

Want to read the Chronicle of Higher Education or the Wall Street Journal but are frustrated that they’re not available online for free? You’re in luck: The library has a subscription to the Chronicle of Higher Education, for example, that includes the most recent edition and archives through September 1997. Thousands of periodicals are available […]

Pick up the pieces

When artist Andrea Strongwater ’70 decided to transform her original painting of Cornell into a jigsaw puzzle for a Reunion 2010 gift, she turned to Adam Silver ‘02 and Sarah Dickinson ’02, co-founders of the New York Puzzle Company. Silver has been obsessed with puzzles since childhood. He found a kindred spirit in fellow history […]

The Big Red (and green)

Cornell is listed among the nation’s greenest colleges – and cited for its active sustainability-minded student groups – in the Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges for 2010-11. The guide, presented in partnership with the U.S. Green building Council, profiles colleges and universities with the most eco-friendly campuses. Cornell’s listing highlights the multidisciplinary Center […]

Pedal power for cancer counseling

Against strong winds and despite a frightening thunderstorm and frustration over equipment breakdowns, five Cornellians left Ithaca June 1 for a 4,000 cross-country trek to San Francisco to raise money for Livestrong of the Lance Armstrong Foundation. The funds are used for counseling cancer patients, survivors and their families, and programming to raise awareness about […]

PSL goes virtual

Clark Library’s new website went live earlier this semester, serving patrons looking for library resources in the physical sciences. The site is organized by subject — astronomy, chemistry or physics — and type of resource, such as e-books or databases. For example, browse “astronomy” by choosing astrophysics, cosmology or planetary studies. Click on the e-journals […]

SimplyMap

Using a library database called SimplyMap, anyone interested in marketing can create professional-quality thematic maps and reports using extensive demographic, business and marketing data. (The map above displays projected food spending for San Diego in 2011.) SimplyMap is available to all members of the Cornell community. To try SimplyMap, go to the Nestlé Library home […]

Big Red political clout

According to MetaEzra, more than a dozen Cornellians are helping to run the global political show. With “mini Super Tuesday” and Reunion just past, it seems like a good time to take a look at who they are. They range from bigwigs in Canada – Ken Dryden, B.A. ‘69, Canadian member of Parliament, to the […]

Physics to politics

Conrad James Ph.D. ’02 has won a seat in the New Mexico House of Representatives, where he will serve in District 24 of Albuquerque’s Northeast Heights. A Sandia National Laboratories engineer and former member of Harold Craighead’s lab in applied and engineering physics, James takes over the seat being vacated by Janice Arnold-Jones after facing […]

Summer Ezra: Reimagining Cornell

The Summer 2010 issue of Ezra, Cornell’s quarterly magazine, is available on campus and online. This issue looks at “Reimagining Cornell,” the university’s new strategic plan. Cornell sees in the Great Recession a great opportunity for strategic change and is unveiling a plan that will guide it to 2015 and beyond. The cover story looks […]

Freedom fighter

Human Ecology alumnus Jared Genser ’95, founder of Freedom Now, a nonprofit that has gained the release of prisoners of conscience from such countries as Pakistan, Vietnam, Burma, China and Egypt, won the 2010 Charles Bronfman Prize. The prize, which honors young Jewish humanitarians, includes $100,000 to support the mission of Freedom Now, which fights […]

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