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No need to egg these birds on

Viewers interested in a bird’s eye view of a great blue heron nest may get an eyeful as a Cornell Lab of Ornithology live-streaming camera captured a heron laying her first egg of the season March 28. The birds have nested in a white-oak snag near the lab the last four years and have typically laid […]

Disastrous greed

In his book “Run To Failure: BP and the Making of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster,” Abrahm Lustgarten ’96 digs into the history of the company behind the disastrous 2010 Gulf Coast oil spill. “The story, though, is not about what happened in the Gulf, but why it happened and who allowed it,” says Lustgarten, an […]

A case of outrage

Anger at the Feb. 26 killing of Trayvon Martin, a black Florida teenager, continues to grow. When a pundit suggested that the hooded sweatshirt Martin wore while he was shot down was as responsible for his death as his killer, politicians, professional athletes and celebrities spoke out. At Cornell Law School, the Latino Law Students Association and the […]

Only connect

Alumni and friends of Cornell University Library now have an easier way to reminisce about sunny days on Libe Slope and late nights in Uris Library: a new website offers easy access to back issues of the Cornell Daily Sun. The site offers more than just nostalgia, of course. It serves as a hub for […]

I, Model

Fashion designer Anya Ayoung-Chee, winner of “Project Runway” Season 9, will visit campus April 1 for a “Celebration of Asian American Women” in Clark Atrium, Physical Sciences Building, 1-4 p.m. Free lunch; open to all. Ayoung-Chee, a graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York and London’s Central St Martins School of Art and Design, […]

Wide, wide world

The following photos, on exhibit through April 23 in the Willard Straight Hall art gallery, won this year’s Cornell Abroad photo contest. First place by Vincent Cusma ’12, Hotel: herders on the grasslands, Inner Mongolia. Second place by Angelina Brown ’12, A&S: a leisurely lunch at the tapas bar, Seville, Spain. Third place by Gregory Kim ’12, A&S: villager waves […]

Spring Ezra: tech talk

The spring 2012 issue of Ezra, Cornell’s quarterly magazine, features the planned CornellNYC Tech campus and a look at how graduate students’ multidisciplinary research in Ithaca set the stage. Also in this issue: Ezra Cornell’s legacy of innovation and entrepreneurship lives on; checking in on Cornell’s financial aid programs; Cornellians aim for the Summer 2012 Olympic […]

Bird’s-eye view

A camera 80 feet off the ground above a Cornell athletic field is streaming up-close views of a Red-tailed Hawk pair’s nest via the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s All About Birds website. The nest should be active for at least the next two months. The female laid eggs on March 16 and March 19, and […]

Rediscovering America

Five centuries ago, Amerigo Vespucci – the Italian explorer who gave his name to two continents – died in Spain, surrounded by controversy. Some believe he robbed Christopher Columbus of his rightful glory; others argue that Vespucci represented the living culture of the Renaissance, while Columbus was stuck in medieval thinking. Regardless of the two […]

Name that bloom

Watch the long-awaited bloom of the “corpse plant” aka titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum) in a live stream from its Cornell greenhouse. Feeling inspired? Take a Facebook poll to name the fully interactive, odorous blossom. Choose Big Red, Uncle Ezra or Wee Stinky.

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