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'Natural variability' is key to river restoration and conservation, experts agree

Managing a river to maintain minimum water flow or sustain a single 'important species' is like teaching pet tricks to a wolf: The animal may perform, but it's not much of a wolf anymore.

Cornell Trustee Executive Committee to meet in New York Dec. 11

The Executive Committee of Cornell's Board of Trustees will hold a brief open session when it meets Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. in the Fall Creek Room of the Cornell Club of New York.

State-of-the-art span over Triphammer Falls -- best bridge by a damsite -- opens Dec. 9

ITHACA, NY -- What's 120 feet long, weighs 127 tons, and connects central campus and north campus at Cornell University? It's the new footbridge overlooking Triphammer Falls, Beebe Lake and Fall Creek, and it will be placed in service beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9. The old span, which was closed in the summer of 1995 because structural components had deteriorated, has been completely rebuilt at a cost of $782,000. The original footbridge was designed to be a temporary span, but remained in use for about 35 years.

Cornell undergraduate student dies Dec. 3

An undergraduate student at Cornell died of an undetermined illness at Cayuga Medical Center Wednesday, Dec. 3. Kianweng (Kenny) Chong, 21.

Fuel oil detected in Beebe Lake; state DEC, local fire departments and Cornell are investigating

Cornell Police received a report this morning from a Forest Home Drive resident at 7:29 a.m. of a smell of diesel fuel and an oil slick on Beebe Lake on the Cornell campus.

Elements of Cornell residential housing plan take effect in 1998-99

Cornell freshmen will not be assigned to university housing in Collegetown and some residences on North Campus will house only freshmen next fall was announced.

Cornell astronomers awarded grant to build infrared camera on NASA's newest airborne observatory

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Cornell University 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. FORCAST, which stands for Faint Object infraRed CAmera for the SOFIA Telescope, will be designed to image the regions of the universe visible in the infrared. It will fly aboard an airborne observatory known as the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA. The first official flight of the special observatory is scheduled for July 2001.

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

An interdisciplinary symposium, "Representing the Holocaust," will be held at the A.D. White House at Cornell 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

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.