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Cayuga Heights residents want local voice in 'nuisance deer' management, Cornell survey finds

When it comes to managing local deer that munch foliage and crunch fenders, Cayuga Heights residents want to keep the decision-making local, according to a survey by Cornell's natural-resources experts.

Caltech's E. Sterl Phinney to present public lecture on black holes

E. Sterl Phinney, professor of theoretical astrophysics at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif., will present a public lecture.

Visiting chemistry professor will show how "Science Is Fun"

Bassam Shakhashiri, professor of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, will present an evening of magical chemical demonstrations on the Cornell University campus April 7.

Kemal Kurspahic, journalist for the Bosnian independent daily Oslobodjenje, to speak at Cornell Thursday, April 1

Kemal Kurspahic, former editor in chief of the Bosnian independent daily 'Oslobodjenje', which published every day during the three-and-a-half year siege of Sarajevo, returns to Cornell to deliver a public talk.

'Who owns nature?' is focus of April 1-2 conference at Cornell

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Experts with a wide variety of perspectives at an April 1-2 conference at Cornell University will attempt to answer the question: Who should rightfully profit from biotechnology's exploitation of the "intellectual property" of nature? The two-day conference, titled "Owning Nature: Biotechnology, Biodiversity and Bioassets," is organized by the university's Governance and Nature Working Group and is sponsored by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies; Cornell Research Foundation; Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development; Center for the Environment; and the Office of the University Provost.

Cornell undergraduate David Liben-Nowell receives Churchill scholarship for graduate study at Cambridge

David Liben-Nowell, a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences, has received a 1999 Winston Churchill Foundation scholarship providing for one year of graduate study at Churchill College of Cambridge University in England.

Anthropologist Brackette F. Williams will give Flemmie Kittrell Lecture on U.S. ethnic relations, March 29

Anthropologist Brackette F. Williams, a 1973 Cornell alumna and a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Award, is slated to give the College of Human Ecology's annual Flemmie Kittrell Lecture.

Veterinary College Open House at Cornell is set for April 10, 1999

Back by popular demand is Open House at the College of Veterinary Medicine, scheduled this year for Saturday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Daniel Kleppner of MIT to give Bethe Lectures at Cornell

Daniel Kleppner, the Lester Wolfe Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will give the 1999 Bethe Lectures in physics March 29 through April 7 on the Cornell campus.

United Nations expert on Iraq's biological weapons program to speak at Cornell

David Kelly, an expert on biological warfare with UNSCOM, the United Nations Special Commission on Iraq, will discuss Iraq's biological weapons program at the auditorium in the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) on the campus.

How tiny plastic balls in turbulent water might one day result in improved weather forecasting

Think of scenes from the movie "Twister." Tornado chasers load up their trucks with ping-pong-ball-sized spheres and head for a twister. The spheres are then released into the storm's vortex, resulting in the transmission of valuable scientific information on tornadoes' actions to the chaser's computers.

Twice-engineered bacteria scavenge heavy-metal pollutants and hold them for recycling, Cornell biotechnologists report

Biotechnologists at Cornell have engineered a strain of bacteria with two environment-saving abilities: To soak up heavy-metal pollutants, such as mercury, and then to sequester them for recycling. Now the researchers are ready to begin field trials of a system that should reduce water and soil contamination to the parts-per-trillion level.