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Here’s looking at you

A couple of weeks ago, Google Maps added the Cornell campus to its Street View feature. Now you – along with potential students, parents, alumni and whomever else – can get panoramic views of much of the Hill, from from West Campus to outer Tower Road and Beebe Lake to the Johnson Museum. Three-wheel pedicabs topped with cameras capture […]

Digital biodiversity

    Cornell University Library is a newly minted member of the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL), an online collection of historic scientific literature. Materials from Mann are joining nearly 100,000 digitized life science volumes already in the online repository, which boasts participants from Europe, Australia, China and the United States. Cornell University Library is the […]

Debtor nation

ILR’s Louis Hyman on American acquisition of debt in recent decades versus the postwar boom years.

Doc scores Oscar nom

The Sundance Film Festival winner “Hell and Back Again” has been nominated for a best documentary feature Oscar. The story of an American soldier’s rocky return to civilian life after service in Afghanistan was directed by photojournalist turned filmmaker Danfung Dennis ’05, who studied applied economics and management at Cornell. The film is set to air on the PBS series Independent Lens in […]

A gift from your heart

The Cornell men’s lacrosse team, the Dream Factory of Central New York and the American Red Cross will co-sponsor a blood drive Thursday, Feb. 2, in G10 Biotechnology from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Double Red Cell (DRC) donation is an option at this drive (O-, O+, A-, B-), and homemade cookies by Groton Girl Scouts will […]

Tune in, smarten up

Visit Cornell’s iTunes U page for free lectures on a gajillion topics, athletics videos, plus visiting and faculty scientists, artists and writers.

Combative bugs

The second season of Monster Bug Wars premieres on the Science Channel Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 10 p.m. EST. The seven shows feature the behavior of predatory arthropods (spiders, insects, centipedes, scorpions, amblypygids, crabs) that come into conflict with one another. The show’s human stars, Linda Rayor, Department of Entomology senior research associate and senior lecturer, […]

Cornell bound

On last night’s episode of the NBC dramedy Parenthood, Haddie Braverman was accepted to Cornell. The northern California family worries whether they can afford the tuition. But the fictional Bravermans need not worry: Cornell is committed to providing financial aid to outstanding students.

Hot times for HathiTrust

HathiTrust – pronounced “HAH-ti Trust” and named for the Hindi word for elephant – just hit a major milestone, with more than 10 million volumes in its digital library. Those digitized books are now easier for Cornell’s library users to find: Books that reside in HathiTrust are also now included seamlessly in the new and improved […]

Listen to your elders

Human development professor Karl Pillemer’s interviews with seniors on living well, known as The Legacy Project and distilled in his book, “30 Lessons for Living,” have struck a chord with readers. The book sits atop Amazon’s motivational self-help list and has been featured in the New York Times, PBS NewsHour and other major media outlets. […]

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