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Cornell veterinary college appoints new assistant dean for finance

Gene R. Wheeler, director of finance and administrative operations in the College of Human Ecology, Cornell, has been named assistant dean for finance and administration in Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine.

Cornell astronomers have been awarded a $2.1 million grant

Cornell astronomers have been awarded a $2.1 million grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop and build an infrared camera called FORCAST, which will be among the main instruments aboard the space agency's newest airborne observatory.

Salmonellosis (Public Health Concerns for the Farm Family and Staff)

Two fact sheets about salmonellosis. What is salmonellosis? How is it spread? Conditions under which salmonella survive in the environment? What are the symptoms of salmonella infection in humans?

Cornell symposium to focus on how to teach the Holocaust to future generations, Dec. 1

ITHACA, N.Y. -- An interdisciplinary symposium, "Representing the Holocaust," will be held at the A.D. White House at Cornell University Monday, Dec. 1, beginning at 4:30 p.m. The symposium is co-sponsored by Cornell's Department of German Studies, Society for the Humanities and Program in Jewish Studies.

Gay men relate the development of their sexual identity in Cornell professor's new book

ITHACA, N.Y. -- By age 8, on average, young men who later realize they are bisexual or gay first become aware of their same-sex attractions, says a Cornell University professor of developmental psychology in a new book recounting young men's recollections of their gay/bisexual identity. In ". . . And Then I Became Gay: Young Men's Stories," a 248-page paperback just published by Routledge Publishers, Ritch Savin-Williams analyzes the detailed and poignant stories of 180 gay and bisexual men, ages 17 through 25, as they experience the developmental milestones and turning points of their sexual identity.

Cornell English Professor Tim Murray uses multidisciplinary approaches to the cultural exchange between video and the new technologies and the traditional humanities, and vice versa

ITHACA, N.Y. -- To better understand avant-garde theater, cinema and the new electronic and digital art forms, we need to peer into the past, says Cornell University Professor of English Timothy Murray. By re-examining the representations of race, gender, sexuality and power in Shakespeare and other early modern works, we can understand the fascination of contemporary artists and playwrights with early modern theater and art. In his new book, Drama Trauma: Specters of Race and Sexuality in Performance, Video, and Art (Routledge, 1997 $14.99), Murray -- a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellow -- draws from early modern studies, literary theory, philosophy, psychoanalysis, art and the studies of contemporary film, theater and electronic/digital art to glean insight into multifaceted artistic endeavors.

Cornell students aid Town of Ithaca in survey of historic buildings

ITHACA, N.Y. -- George Washington slept here? Perhaps. Students in Cornell's Historic Preservation Seminar are scouring the hills and valleys of the Town of Ithaca in search of historic and architecturally significant homes and buildings.

Grown children often have radically different views of mother/child closeness

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Some 80 percent of older moms admit they have a favorite among their grown children, according to a new Cornell University/Louisiana State University pilot study, and about 80 percent of children said they always knew it. But when asked which kid was mom's favorite, most adult children get it wrong. "Most adult children greatly overestimate how likely their mothers were to name them as the 'closest child,' but regardless of whom they identify as mom's favorite, they're usually wrong," said Karl Pillemer, who reported on his study at the Gerontology Society of America annual meeting Nov. 15 in Cincinnati. Pillemer is an associate professor of human development at Cornell and co-director of the Cornell Applied Gerontology Research Institute.

Center for Science in the Public Interest will work with two campuses to develop model program for use nationwide

Binge drinking is the target of a new media campaign to be developed over the next three years by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), Cornell and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC).

Source Cooling project State DEC is reviewing environmental impact statement

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Cornell University's proposed Lake Source Cooling project has received an important approval, one of the necessary steps before proceeding with the project. The latest approval, for right-of-way and easements from the city of Ithaca, came Wednesday, Nov. 19, at a meeting of the Ithaca Common Council. Lake Source Cooling (LSC) still requires approval from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and construction permits from a number of local agencies. LSC would circulate cold water from the depths of Cayuga Lake to a heat-exchanger that chills water from a campus system that cools university buildings and laboratories. Water from the lake and Cornell would never mix. LSC could consume as much as 80 percent less energy than traditional cooling systems and would reduce the need for ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) refrigerants.

October was a little on the dry side, Cornell climatologists say

ITHACA, N.Y. -- With autumn bursting all around, October turned out dry in the Northeast, according to climatologists from the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University. So dry, in fact, that the area-weighted monthly precipitation total of 1.81 inches represented 54 percent of the long-term normal (3.33 inches). For the Northeast, this month ranked as the 12th driest October in the last 103 years of records and the second driest in the last 15 years (with 1.14 inches of rain, 1994 is the driest in the last 15 years). Since records have been kept, October 1924 still reigns as the driest with an arid .44 inches of precipitation, according to Keith Eggleston, a climatologist with the center.

Center develops probability chart for a 'white' Thanksgiving

ITHACA, N.Y. -- If you go over the river or through the woods, or traverse Interstate 81, or venture the eastern railroad corridor, you may be curious to know your chances of a 'white' Thanksgiving, as provided by the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University. A chart gives the probability of one-inch or more of snow on the ground Thanksgiving morning. "This is not a forecast," said Keith Eggleston, climatologist at the center. "For example, Caribou, Maine, is listed as 53 percent. This means that on the average, every other year there will be at least an inch of snow on the ground on Nov. 27 (the day on which this year's Thanksgiving falls)."