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Cornell's Mann Library directs project preserving agricultural literature

Prior to World War II, America was a largely rural nation, but many of the documents that chronicle the history of rural life are drying, cracking and crumbling away on the shelves of libraries of state colleges of agriculture.

Grab bars, railings and ramps are essential to many elderly Americans, no matter what the cost, Cornell study finds

Despite the high cost, 40 percent of Americans over age 70, regardless of income, have modified their homes with grab bars, bathroom railings, wheelchair ramps and other aids, reports a Cornell housing economist.

Cornell waste-management committee issues final recommendations

ITHACA, N.Y. -- After thousands of hours of investigation, consultation, discussion and deliberation over 20 months, a committee of university and community representatives has recommended a waste-management plan for Cornell University and its College of Veterinary Medicine that would phase out the need for incineration. The Cornell/Community Waste Management Advisory Committee will hold a press briefing at the Community Dispute Resolution Center office, 120 W. State St., Ithaca, at 3 p.m. today. Don Smith, dean of the veterinary college, as well as other university officials and members of the committee, will be available at the briefing.

Nominations sought for Cornell Business & Technology Park's Community Service Awards

Nominations are being accepted through Friday, June 26, for the annual Community Service Awards presented to companies located in the Cornell Business & Technology Park (CBTP) in the village of Lansing.

Cornell Board of Trustees Executive Committee meets in New York City June 25

The Cornell Board of Trustees Executive Committee will meet in New York City Thursday, June 25. The meeting will be held in the Fall Creek Room of the Cornell Club of New York,

Rebecca Quinn Morgan is elected an at-large trustee of Cornell University

Rebecca Quinn Morgan of Los Altos Hills, Calif., has been elected to the Cornell University Board of Trustees as a trustee at-large for a four-year term, effective July 1, 1998.

Japanese builders turn to Cornell to learn how to build houses that are valued for longer than 20 years

In Japan, where typical houses are less than half the size of average American houses but cost two to three times more and maintain value for only about 20 years before they become worthless and are demolished, home builders are turning to Cornell.

Charles Wolfram named interim dean of the Cornell Law School

Charles W. Wolfram, the Charles Frank Reavis Sr. Professor of Law at the Cornell Law School, has been named interim dean of the Law School effective Aug. 1.

Musicologist is revising the Koechel catalog of Mozart's works

Classical composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has become a cultural icon whose image and music are used to sell everything from cars to chocolates. Can there be anything new to say about him or his music?

Cornell will be the new home of Dutch Bulb Program

The influential Dutch Bulb Program in the United States is moving to Cornell from Raleigh, N.C. The selection announcement notes that the move is a tribute to Cornell's extremely long and prestigious horticultural tradition.

Trans-Atlantic scientific cooperation agreement signed to develop edible vaccines

An exclusive research and license agreement was announced today (June 14) by the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research (BTI), Ithaca, N.Y., and Axis Genetics, PLC, Cambridge, England.

A way to measure the bonds that hold together a single molecule is developed by Cornell physicists

Ever since the invention in 1982 of the scanning tunneling microscope (STM), which can see single atoms, scientists have been trying to use the instrument to examine the bonds that hold atoms together in molecules.