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Research on groundhogs may cast a light on biological rhythms

Knowing why the groundhog comes out of hibernation in early February may have more import than predicting winter's end, Cornell researchers have found.

$1 million in grants will expand writing program

Cornell has received two grants totaling $1 million to expand the John S. Knight Writing Program, which seeks to improve student writing and the teaching of writing.

John McCord lives up to expectations for the cagers

Since the day he first arrived on the Cornell campus in August of 1995, there has been a lot of talk about John McCord and his prowess on the basketball court.

Cornell joins broad task force in NYC watershed recommendations

A grassroots consortium of landowners, loggers and forest industry representatives, working together with interested organizations and the Cornell Water Resources Institute, has issued 14 recommendations.

CU study showed upstaters were open to NYC watershed solution

The resentment public officials feared would prevent a watershed agreement between New York City and municipalities along the Hudson River watershed did not run deep, a Cornell study has found.

Trustees approve 4.5% endowed tuition increase

The Cornell Board of Trustees, at its meeting in New York City Saturday, approved a 1997-98 budget that calls for a 4.5 percent tuition increase for the endowed colleges.

Mamet's Speed-The-Plow opens CTA's spring season

Hollywood, the movie capital -- 'city of the modern gold rush' and 'a sinkhole of depraved venality' -- is a likely target for satire, especially for American playwright David Mamet.

Pianist Garrick Ohlsson brings Chopin program to Bailey Hall

Now that pianist Garrick Ohlsson has concluded his historic two-year cycle of the complete works for solo piano by Chopin, the 49-year-old musician can play what he wants.

End irrigation subsidies and reward conservation, CU study advises

Unless the world's food-growing nations improve their resource-management practices, life in the 21st century will be as tough as it is now in the 80 countries that already suffer serious water shortages, a new Cornell study warns.

Grants will aid research efforts by CU women

To help advance the careers of women in academia, the President's Council of Cornell Women (PCCW) is offering grants to support the completion of dissertations and research leading to tenure and promotion.

Adoptive parents are overwhelmingly in favor of opening sealed adoption records, Cornell study finds

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Parents of adopted children in New York are overwhelmingly in favor of laws that allow adult adoptees access to information in their birth certificates about their birth parents, according to a new Cornell University study. "One major argument for keeping records sealed is to protect adoptive parents who might feel threatened if their adopted children knew more about their birth parents," said Rosemary Avery, Cornell associate professor of consumer economics and housing and a specialist in family policy and foster care. "Yet, these results indicate there is no justification for keeping such information from adult adoptees, especially non-identifying information. And there is no reason to believe that New York state adoptive parents are any different from those in other states: they are overwhelmingly supportive of opening sealed adoption records," Avery said.

John L. Ford is reappointed dean of students at Cornell

John L. Ford has been reappointed as the Robert W. and Elizabeth C. Staley Dean of Students at Cornell, Susan H. Murphy, vice president for student and academic services, announced Wednesday.