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Steve Reich is 75

Carnegie Hall celebrates the 75th birthday of one of America’s greatest living composers April 30 with Music of Steve Reich, a concert featuring three New York premieres of his recent works, including “WTC 9/11″ plus his “Double Sextet” — the piece that earned him a 2009 Pulitzer Prize. Reich graduated from Cornell in 1957.

Redshift tears up the Glen

Cornell’s 100-mile-per-gallon hybrid car, RedShift, competed in the Green Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International Motor Speedway April 15. The all-electric drive train and diesel engine team achieved 127.5 MPG in the 50-mile road rally.

Bill Vanneman ’31 dies at age 102

William “Bill” Vanneman ’31, an extraordinary alumnus who helped organize – and was planning to attend – Cornell’s first 80th class reunion in June, died April 26 at age 102. Vanneman, of Cape Cod, Mass., had served as president of his class since his graduation eight decades ago and had become a fixture at Reunions, […]

Caught in the Web of Science

Use RefWorks for citations? Spend lots of time pulling articles from Web of Science? If so, life just got a little bit easier, thanks to a new feature that allows users to export directly from one of the most popular scientific databases into one of the most popular citation-tracking tools. Once you’ve gotten results from […]

Anthropology in the real world

Magnus Fiskesjö teaches a course about how a major in anthropology can be applied to many careers. Anthropology in the Real World exposes students to visitors who speak about how they have applied their anthropology background to a variety of careers, including business, medicine and international development. Said Fiskesjö: “We have had visitors such as […]

Rescue missions

Time takes its toll on delicate, valuable objects – and students are notoriously hard on their books. The library’s conservation lab exists to address both problems, and now visitors can see it in action during an open house on Monday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to noon in B-31 Olin Library. Watch conservation staff repair […]

The grand tour

It makes for rather busy days at Campus Information and Visitor Relations when thousands of potential students and their families arrive on the Hill to give Cornell a close look. A peak in foot traffic was reached April 18, when CIVR assistant director Taiya Luce wrote to student tour leaders: “We had a rockin’ day here […]

The justice v. injustice

The student-edited Cornell International Law Journal has scored a blue-chip guest author. Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, writing with Kim K. Azzarelli ‘93, J.D. ‘97, considers “Sustainable Development, Rule of Law and the Impact of Women Judges” in the current issue on gender-based violence and conflict. The issue was produced in collaboration with […]

Rider optional

NPR’s Science Friday takes note of the recent Cornell study of how bicycles balance themselves.

Name that species

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s competitive birding team is on a quest to break a national record while raising $250,000 for bird conservation. Team Sapsucker will attempt to top the U.S. record for the most bird species identified in 24 hours, which stands at 261. For every species they find, they’re asking supporters to pledge […]

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