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Doco in the City

After a year and a half working with chocolate Lab Doco – named by Julia Schneider Lang ’08, the puppy raiser’s daughter – Cornell Chronicle staffers bade farewell to the Freedom Guide Dog Foundation pup. Doco had been coming into the Collegetown office every day since she was four weeks old. Several months later, they […]

Borrow Direct 2.0

After more than two years of planning, negotiating and developing, Cornell University Library has launched a new and improved version of Borrow Direct – a powerful tool for getting fast access to CUL books that are checked out, under repair or otherwise unavailable. Borrow Direct enables Cornell faculty, staff and students to search the library […]

Blue ribbon fabber

Cornell’s Fab@Home team, which makes 3-D printers, or “fabbers” that can build objects from computer designs, won the editor’s choice award at a recent exhibition. The team, led by Cornell associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering Hod Lipson, received the award at the Maker Faire 2010 in New York City, Sept. 25-26. About 450 […]

The right to read

Saturday marks the start of the American Library Association’s Banned Books week, and the library is celebrating. Check out one of the freestanding boards in the lobbies of Olin and Mann to find out about banned and censored publications and write your own comments about your favorite books. Banned Books Week, Sept. 25 to Oct. […]

Racing for a cure

For the second consecutive year, Cornell seniors Matt Goldberg and John Lagedrost will run the Chicago Marathon Oct. 10 to raise funds for the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance. Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA) is a degenerative neuromuscular disorder that affects one out of every 50,000 people, including John’s younger sister, Joanna. “Joanna is a 17-year-old high school […]

Poisonous plants

Amy Stewart’s New York Times bestseller, “Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities,” is an A-to-Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate or have other undesirable effects. Stewart draws from this book in her public lecture, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m., Alice Statler Auditorium, using history, medicine, science and legend […]


Mechanical engineering graduate student Calvin Phelps and Sara Xayarath Hernandez, director of diversity programs in engineering, received accolades at the 2010 Graduate Education for Minorities (GEM) annual board meeting and mini-conference, Aug. 10-11. Phelps was presented with the GEM Fellow of the Year Award for his leadership, including his election to 2010-11 national chair of […]

Tweet tracker

Daniel Romero, a doctoral student in applied mathematics, is lead author of a new study that identifies the 100 most influential news media Twitter feeds. Web pages are ranked by an algorithm developed by Google co-founder Larry Page that ranks pages as important based on analysis of the pattern of links to and from other websites. […]

CU: ‘cool,’ oft recruited

Cornell scores 21 on Sierra magazine’s list of top 100 “Coolest Schools,” and by “cool” the magazine means “sustainable,” with a strong emphasis on each school’s energy supply. It ranked schools responding to an 11-page questionnaire and considered these factors in the final score: efficiency, food, academics, purchasing, transportation, waste management, administration, financial investments and […]

Kids’ stuff at Adelson

Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Adelson Library may be one of the most kid-friendly spots on campus. In addition to the library’s permanent collection of children’s books – specifically placed at kids’ eye-level for junior birders to browse – it hosts interactive reading events for children from 4 to 10 years old on the third Thursday […]

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