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Cadets pitch in

At the behest of the Cornell Club of Southwestern Ohio, Cornell ROTC cadets traveled to Dayton to run in the annual Air Force Marathon at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Sept. 16-17. The race supported Fisher Houses, an organization that provides free or low-cost lodging to veterans and military families receiving treatment at military medical centers. “There are […]

Bodies in motion

Harvey Young Jr., MA ’00, Ph.D. ’04, won the Lilla A. Heston Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Interpretation and Performance Studies from the National Communication Association for his 2010 book “Embodying Black Experience.” Young, whose graduate work was in the field of theater arts with a concentration in theater theory and aesthetics, said his book […]

Greatbatch, pacemaker inventor, dies

Wilson Greatbatch ’50, whose invention of the implantable cardiac pacemaker saved millions lives since its introduction in 1960, died Sept. 27 at age 92. Greatbatch was born in Buffalo in 1919. He served in the Navy during World War II as a rear gunner in dive bombers, then studied electrical engineering at Cornell. As a […]

Mannly biking

Arizona’s ailing

A 300-pound endangered Galápagos tortoise named Arizona had a lame hind leg. Vets at Cornell University Veterinary Specialists in Stamford, Conn., administered a CT scan and took blood from the 20-year-old, sedated reptile Sept. 21. Preliminary images ruled out a tumor.

Inside humanities “labs”

The fall 2011 issue of Ezra, Cornell’s quarterly magazine, features a look at how in the humanities, classrooms are where learning and research meet. Also: Growing the “technology ecosystem” of the future in New York City; behind the buildings and byways of Cornell; Jim and Becky Morgan back top Cornell priorities with a gift; a […]

Crimson connection

The trip to Cambridge just got shorter: With Harvard University Library now an official lender in the Borrow Direct consortium, books from Harvard will get to Cornell faster than ever before. In addition to Cornell, Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, Harvard, MIT, Penn, Princeton and Yale participate in Borrow Direct, which has more than 50 million volumes. […]

When weeds attack

In August 2011, the aggressive water weed Hydrilla verticillata was discovered in Cayuga Inlet near the Farmer’s Market. Without quick action to tame the invasive plant, “this pest will ruin Ithaca’s waterfront and probably infest much of the entire lake, and could spread throughout the region and even to the Great Lakes,” writes Cornell’s New […]

Click for $5K

Big Red Bikes, a student-developed bikeshare program for Cornellians, will win $5,000 for new bikes and stations on campus if enough people click here and vote for “Cycling Adventures in My New South African Home” before Sept. 23. Big Red Bikes supporter Michelle Sun ’10 now calls South Africa home.

Tune in tonight

A short story by Cornell’s J. Robert Lennon forms the basis of the pilot for a new cop show, “Unforgettable,” airing tonight at 10 p.m. on CBS. The show introduces a female protagonist detective with total recall.

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