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Star intern

The Chronicle of Higher Education has awarded Michael Stratford ’11, one of the paper’s former interns, its 2012 David W. Miller Award for Young Journalists. “Mr. Stratford received the $3,000 award, which is now in its 10th year, on the strength of three articles he wrote during his internship. The award committee recognized the articles for their […]

Stout means business

Following remarks by President Barack Obama and Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting Sept. 23-25 in Washington, D.C., Lynn Stout, Distinguished Professor of Corporate and Business Law, spoke at the plenary session on Working Capital: Creating Value for Business and Society. Stout’s comments begin at 42:50.

Beat the flu

The 2012-13 flu vaccine has arrived. Vaccine (via shots and mist) are available at flu clinics located throughout campus. Visit the Gannett Health Services site for times and locations.


The journal Nature Materials has featured Cornell work on transition metal oxides on its October cover. The Cornell team includes Kyle Shen, Darrell Schlom and David A. Muller, who revealed new insights into quantum interactions of transition metal oxide superlattices, which are artificial stacked layers of alternating materials, each just a few atoms thick.

David & Glenn on: fracking

In their latest Forbes blog post, President David Skorton and Glenn Altschuler, professor of American studies, discuss the role of universities in the fracking debate: “In Ithaca, N.Y., where we live, as elsewhere, horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing to gain access to shale natural gas (fracking) is a hot-button issue. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo is considering whether […]

Birds to clog tri-state skies

Attention birders in New York City’s five boroughs, along the south shore of Long Island and in coastal and interior New Jersey: keep an eye skyward this weekend as migrant birds pass over your area. According to BirdCast, hawks – including American kestrel, osprey, northern harrier and sharp-shinned – will be much in evidence by […]

Food, glorious food

The DailyMeal studied dining programs at 2,000 colleges and universities this summer and ranks Cornell No. 5 on its list of 52 Best Colleges for Food in America. In addition to blind taste tests and interviews, criteria included adherence to health codes, variety of food, service, healthiness of food, locally sourced food, accessibility and sustainability. They […]

Martha & the Bee Man

Brian Howell ’03, owner of the Bee Man Candle Co., is a finalist in the Martha Stewart American Made Awards competition. His company produces pure beeswax and bayberry wax candles that contain no metal wick, scents, paraffin or chemical wax fillers. Howell, who majored in English at Cornell, writes: “I am the young, self-made, hard-working, […]

Quilt on tour

An 1812-style quilt made by Laura Johnson-Kelly ‘85, curator of Cornell’s Anthropology Collections, is traveling with the Great Lakes Seaway Trail War of 1812 Educational Exhibit touring the U.S. and Canada. The exhibit will be part of an 1812 Quilt Show at the Seaway Trail Discovery Center in Sackets Harbor, N.Y., Sept. 29-30. Johnson-Kelly’s “1812 Sunburst […]

Ag Quad sprouts fresh food

Scents of Indian and Mexican food, hand-crafted jewelry, farm stands heaped with summer produce and live music are a few of the sights and sounds of the student-organized Farmer’s Market at Cornell, which takes place every Thursday until Oct. 25 on the Ag Quad from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Farmers’ Market at Cornell […]

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