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Ithaca: oasis of safety

Farmers Insurance has ranked the City of Ithaca as the Most Secure Place to Live in the United States for municipalities under 150,000 in population. The company annually ranks about 400 U.S. communities based on safety and security. The rankings consider crime statistics, extreme weather, risk of natural disasters, housing depreciation, foreclosures, air quality, terrorist […]

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.

Hire a hacker

The Hacker Tour 2012 – an eight-week national bus tour designed to connect fast-growing startups and tech companies to top computer science and engineering students across the country – rolled into Ithaca last night to visit Cornell’s Pop Shop. Says Jesse McElwain, Pop Shop general manager: “We started Pop Shop to encourage entrepreneurially minded students […]

Pinned at the Olympics

Sam Daly, a junior in mechanical engineering, spent last summer collecting more than 60 nations’ pins at the Olympic Games while interning at a venture capital firm in London. His job, which he got through a Cornell alumnus, enabled him to work flexible hours so he could attend Olympic events. Trading pins is a common […]

Outdoorsy Cornell

Outside magazine ranks Cornell No. 5 on its list of “Outside Universities”: “Ithaca itself can be pretty great: It’s a central New York town 26 miles from Finger Lakes National Forest, near glacier-carved gorges made the more beautiful by cascading waterfalls. Cornell’s outdoor-ed program offers an impressive array of activities to take advantage of these natural […]

Radio to go

Listen to WVBR-FM and cornellradio.com anywhere, anytime, with a new smartphone app, with two live streams and campus news, music, specialty and local programming 24/7. Features of the app include running playlists, a music blog, and an alarm clock function allowing listeners to wake up to WVBR or Cornell radio anywhere in the world. – Daniel […]

Agua for Atima

On June 23, in the northern Honduran town of Atima, a small crowd gathered to inaugurate AguaClara water treatment plant No. 8. AguaClara is a student engineering team that designs sustainable water treatment systems in resource-poor communities in Honduras. Read about the celebration and AguaClara faculty leader Monroe Weber-Shirk’s reflections on transitioning AguaClara from technology development to […]

Gayatri Spivak wins Kyoto Prize

Columbia University professor and literary critic Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, MA ’63, Ph.D. ’67, has won the Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy. The prize, announced June 22, is Japan’s highest private award for global achievement and comes with a cash award of 50 million yen (about $630,000). Chakravorty Spivak was recognized as “a critical theorist […]

Picking up the pieces

Think your shredded documents are safe? Maybe they’re not. Visiting research scientist Andrew Gallagher of Cornell’s Advanced Multimedia Processing Lab wrote an algorithm that can sift through 10,000 pieces of a jigsaw in 24 hours to complete the puzzle while he worked at Eastman Kodak. He came in 17th in DARPA’s (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) shredded-document challenge […]

Salamis salutes Strauss

The mayor of Salamis, Greece, has invited Cornell military historian Barry Strauss to receive the city’s highest award Sept. 29 in gratitude for his 2004 book “The Battle of Salamis: The Naval Encounter That Saved Greece – And Western Civilization.” The Battle of Salamis, according to the book’s publisher, “was the most important naval encounter […]

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