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How babies are ushered into life determines how healthily they will live as adults, book by Cornell pregnancy researcher says

Presenting the case that a lifetime of poor health - from coronary artery disease and stroke to obesity and diabetes - can start with poor conditions in the womb, says Cornell researcher and author Peter W. Nathanielsz, M.D., Ph.D.

Cornell students participate in week of community service, Jan. 17-20

Cornell is announcing the first winter program of the Pre-Orientation Service Trips (POST), a project of the Cornell Public Service Center. POST is an opportunity for students to participate in hands-on community service, learn about the Ithaca community and make a group of new friends.

Termite 'honeymoon' is time for mate-swapping, Cornell biologist reports

Before settling down with their mates for a five-year life of raising a family, some termites suddenly have second thoughts: They use their brief "honeymoon" to find a better partner.

Appellate court upholds dismissal of Maas suit against Cornell

In a decision dated Jan. 7, 1999, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, in Albany, unanimously upheld the dismissal, in its entirety, of a lawsuit brought by Professor James Maas against Cornell.

Martin Luther King Jr. celebration day at GIAC is Monday, Jan. 18

A community program to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be held at the Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC), 318 N. Albany St., on Martin Luther King Day.

How a down-to-the-wire computer fix at Cornell enabled a troubled spacecraft to take images of an asteroid

Some 240 million miles from Earth, a spacecraft hurtled through the black void of space, off its intended course. But thanks to the creation of a last-minute fix by Cornell mission engineers during a tense 24 hours the $150 million mission now has hundreds of new images of a distant asteroid.

A national search is being launched for his successor

Charles H. Moore, Cornell's director of athletics and physical education for the past four years, will retire when a search for his successor is completed, university officials announced today.

New alliance, headed by Cornell, to meet growing national demand for specially trained mediators

The explosion in court-ordered mediation has created a large and increasing demand for trained mediators, or "neutrals." Judges in most states now have the power to insist that litigants hammer out their differences at the bargaining table, rather than the courtroom.

Paul Wallace Gates, authority on public lands and ardent conservationist, dies at 97 in California

Cornell Professor Emeritus Paul Wallace Gates died Tuesday, Jan. 5, in the Clairmont House, Oakland, Calif., at age 97. He was an authority on the American West and U.S. public land policies and an ardent conservationist.

1998 was Northeast's warmest year, despite late-December cold snap

Even with a frosty flourish to ring out the year, 1998 was the warmest year in recorded history in the northeastern United States, according to the climatologists at the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell.

Bumbling along is technology's reassuring message, Cornell professor asserts in new book

Much of the world of technology, says Trevor Pinch, is built on trust: Trust that the engineers have done their job responsibly, trust that they have the right expertise to do the job properly. "

Children in crowded homes have more problems with health, education, parents, Cornell study says

Children in crowded homes do worse in school and have more frequent conflict with their parents than do those from less crowded surroundings, according to a new Cornell study. The study, carried out in Poona, a city of 737,000 in western India.