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Digital birding

Developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the iPhone app BirdsEye has entries on hundreds of the most frequently seen North American bird species as well as images and bird sounds. It helps to guide watchers to birds based on sightings submitted online to, a project of Cornell and the National Audubon Society. Scientists […]

Close to home

March 11 seismometer reading of the Japan earthquake at the Cornell-affiliated Paleontological Research Institution; on display at the Museum of the Earth.

Frontier ecologist

An American Masters biography about the pioneering preservationist John Muir (1838-1914), airing April 18 on PBS, features Cornell environmental historian and associate professor Aaron Sachs. “All he cared about in this fight was preserving something beautiful and inspirational and sacred, and that came across as impractical. It came across as elitist. People wondered if he would […]

On the (other) Hill

Cornell students spent March 2 on Capitol Hill, advocating for federal student aid programs. They also met with Ithaca’s Congressman, Rep. Maurice Hinchey, D-N.Y.

Top books

It’s almost spring break, which sometimes brings a bit of extra leisure time or long hours on trains, buses and planes – the perfect time to pick up a book recommended by library staff. It’s no surprise that most people who work in Cornell’s library system are passionate about reading. At the beginning of 2011, […]

Is it 2014 yet?

The Fine Arts Library is one step closer to its new home in Rand Hall. A new Fact Sheet and FAQ offers details about the library’s move from its old digs in Sibley Hall, including a tentative timeframe that has the library in its new Rand location in fall 2014. Working collaboratively with the College […]

Worldwide Cornell

Want to develop an MOU with colleagues in Mumbai or Lima? Are you a faculty member leading a student trip to Zambia? Need health information for a trip to Ghana? Check out the Office of the Vice Provost for International Relations’ redesigned website, The International Gateway.

The week in Kurt

A biographer of Kurt Vonnegut – the novelist left Cornell in 1943 to serve in World War II and never graduated – has launched a new blog called Writing Kurt Vonnegut. Writes Charles J. Shields, “Every Saturday, I post another excerpt from my notebook as Vonnegut’s biographer – profiles of the people I met, the difficulties encountered, and […]

Super fan

A new plaque in Bartels Hall honors one of the Big Red’s greatest fans ever: M.H. “Mike” Abrams, the Class of 1916 Professor of English Emeritus, who has attended every Cornell football game since 1945. Abrams, 98, also attends many wrestling, basketball, hockey and lacrosse contests.

Estudiar en España

The Cornell-Cantabria exchange program allows Cornell engineering students to spend their junior year at the University of Cantabria in Santander, Spain. It won a 2011 Heiskell Award Honorable Mention for Best Practices in International Partnerships. The program meets the requirements of both the Spanish university and Cornell and allows up to 20 students from each […]

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