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High-tech heron hatching

In a first for technology and for bird watching, thousands of people watched live this weekend as a tiny great blue heron emerged from an egg in between its father’s gigantic feet. With high-definition and nighttime cams streaming 24/7 from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, viewers around the world are now able to follow the […]

Visitors with appeal

Six therapy dogs and two llamas from Cornell Companions – a pet visitation program sponsored by the veterinary community – visited the Law School April 25. Selected for their pleasing temperaments, the animals offered law students a chance to relax and bask in furry affection.

The first mama loshen

Ross Brann, professor of Near Eastern studies, traces the similarities of Hebrew and Arabic to a time when they were considered a single language on public radio’s Academic Minute. In premodern times Jews living in Islamic lands from Morocco to Iraq spoke Arabic as their mother tongue. They also corresponded, conducted their economic ventures and communal affairs […]

Pedal for Pets

Calling all cyclists and pet lovers! Ride in the third annual Pedal for Pets fundraising event Saturday, April 28. Proceeds support the Cornell University Hospital for Animals’ Patient Assistance Fund, which helps pay for medical and surgical care of companion animals whose owners cannot afford the fees. Choose a 30- or a 50-mile ride through Ithaca and surrounding communities, […]

A hopeless cause?

“The Associated Press Stylebook” – the bible that sets the rules for word usage in all kinds of media – recently decided to accept the word “hopefully.” But nothing’s changed for the style manual born at Cornell. “The Elements of Style” didn’t include “hopefully” in William Strunk’s original 1918 volume or E.B. White’s updated 1959 […]

Hawk eggs hatch

Just in time for Earth Day, two red-tailed hawk eggs began to hatch in a nest 70 feet above the Cornell campus April 22. Viewers from 165 countries glimpsed a tiny beak through a hole in the egg as the mother looked on. Since March 19, nearly half a million people have watched 24/7 as […]

Big Red polo in home stretch

Cornell hosts the 2012 USPA National Intercollegiate Championships, April 18-22 at Oxley Equestrian Center. On April 18, the fifth-ranked Big Red men beat the No. 4 SMU Mustangs, 28-19, sending Cornell into the men’s semi-finals, where they will meet No. 1 University of Virginia Cavaliers Friday, April 20, at 2 p.m. Also on Friday, the […]

Stella, the blushing bovine

Dr. William H. Miller, professor of medicine at the Vet School and a medical director at the Companion Animal Hospital, gives Stella the cow a smooch April 18. The annual student-run Kiss the Cow event raised $112 for the Cornell University Hospital for Animals’ Patient Assistance Fund. – Carly Hodes, College of Veterinary Medicine  


Giant cocoons that greet you with a glow. Light suspended in space like a cloud. Rooms illuminated with stars and glass water drops. Light suspended in space like a cloud. The visually stunning LUX exhibition draws renowned artists and scientists from around the world to discuss and demonstrate how light inspires them to create and innovate […]

Spring cleaning

After devastating floods leveled parts of the Southern Tier last year, many people realized they’d lost valuable family photographs, books and other records. Experts from Cornell University Library are teaming up with the Tompkins County Public Library (TCPL) to help explain what people can do to protect their most important documents. In recognition of the American Library […]

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