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When Daryl met Stephen

Daryl Bem’s study finding evidence of psychic phenomena has attracted lots of attention. A brave man, Bem stepped into the Stephen Colbert circus to discuss his work. The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Time-Traveling Porn – Daryl Bem Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog</a> Video Archive

Engineering’s new look

The College of Engineering has launched its redesigned website. Features include a faculty directory; an interactive map with views of labs and other locations; news events and feeds; and image and video galleries.

Gold in his grasp?

David Seidler ’59 has been nominated for an Academy Award for his original screenplay of “The King’s Speech.” Even though “The Social Network” took the top prize at the Golden Globes, “The King’s Speech” got more Oscar nominations than any other film. The 73-year-old Seidler told the Los Angles Times, “The academy, they simply vote […]

Enter now! אַרייַן איצט!

Poet and writer Susan Comninos ’89 is among the judges of a poetry contest to mark the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire, which killed 146 workers, most of whom were immigrant women, and gave rise to the modern labor movement. Sponsored by the Jewish Daily Forward newspaper, the poetry contest seeks original […]

Give us an O!

The Cornell lacrosse team, working with the Dream Factory of Central New York and the American Red Cross, co-sponsors a blood drive Thursday, Feb. 3, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., G10 Biotechnology. Double red cell (O-, O+, A-, B-) donations optional. Homemade cookies donated by Groton Senior Troop 1042 will be served. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. Call Suzanne at […]

Hard knocks

Gary Evans, an environment psychologist and professor in the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis, has published studies on how crowding, noise, housing, aging schools and poor neighborhood quality can compromise a child’s academic achievement, as well as cognitive and social development. Cornell’s Evidence-Based Living Blog reports that last year, Kyler Wilkins ’11 earned a […]

Golden chow

Located in the lobby of the new Physical Sciences Building, Goldie’s is the newest of Cornell Dining’s 20 restaurant locations. It serves Freshtake Grab-n-Go, Starbucks coffee, soda and specialty sandwiches. Hours of operation during classes: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Big Red Bucks, MealChoice, CornellCard, cash and major credit cards are accepted.

Serving injustice

Former lawyer Susan Vogel Saladoff ’79 has directed the documentary “Hot Coffee,” in competition at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. It’s the story of how corporations used the case of a woman who sued McDonald’s after being scalded by a cup of coffee to stall the justice system and manipulate the public. The film has […]

Databases debut

The Africana Library expands research possibilities this semester with such new databases as HistoryMakers: videotaped interviews with at least 100 African Americans, including a 2001 interview with then-state Sen. Barack Obama; African American Newspapers (1827-1998): full-text access to 270 newspapers dating to the 19th century; and African American Biographical Database: key primary and secondary biographical resources. […]

Crowning Seidler

Yet another story of the British royal family is poised to take a number of Oscars next month. Leading contender “The King’s Speech” may just sweep David Seidler ’59 to screenwriting glory. His success comes after a long and “checkered” career writing mostly for TV. Seidler shared citizenship – and a stutter – with reluctant monarch George […]

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