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Library consortium receives $850,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to preserve brittle volumes

Nine land-grant university libraries -- the Albert R. Mann Library at Cornell University among them -- have received a two-year, $850,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to preserve and protect brittle agricultural volumes.

Thomas C. Keane named director of financial aid and student employment

Thomas C. Keane, acting director of financial aid and student employment at Cornell University, has been named director effective July 1, announced Donald A. Saleh, dean of admissions and financial aid. Keane, who joined Cornell in 1983, has been acting director since July 1994, succeeding Saleh in that position. Keane.

New grapes from Cornell debut in Geneva

Wrestling with New York's cool climate is the pain and the glory of their profession for the region's winemakers and grape growers. Much of the Finger Lakes' increasing reputation for good wine over the past decade is because the region's microclimate is similar to the fine grape growing regions of Germany and France.

Laurie A. Robinson is appointed director of development at Cornell

Laurie A. Robinson, acting director of development at Cornell University, has been appointed director, announced Inge T. Reichenbach, vice president for alumni affairs and development. Robinson is a 1977 graduate of Cornell's College of Arts and Sciences.

Rodney Ghearing is named general manager of TCAT

A former bus driver who rose through the ranks of several mass-transit agencies has been named the first general manager of TCAT, the Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit system. The appointment of Rodney Ghearing is effective today (July 8).

Cornell's Carl Sagan returns to Seattle for treatment

Dr. Carl Sagan, the David Duncan Professor of Astronomy and Space Sciences and director of the Laboratory for Planetary Studies at Cornell University, has returned for diagnosis and treatment to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. During careful post-treatment monitoring, the earliest signs of a potential relapse of myelodysplasia were detected. It is being vigorously treated with the objective of a complete cure. Dr. Sagan is continuing his research and writing schedule and expects to be back at Cornell University in the fall. (The above is the complete story.)

Findings challenge many assumptions about Greek and Egyptian history

A team of researchers at Cornell University has identified the exact year that logs were cut at an archaeological site in Turkey, a finding that has major implications for understanding the history of the Greeks, Egyptians and other ancient civilizations.

Cornell President Hunter Rawlings praises new SUNY Interim Chancellor

President Hunter R. Rawlings III on July 1 issued the following statement concerning the appointment of Dr. John W. Ryan as Interim Chancellor by the State University of New York Board of Trustees.

Cornell's Ken Hover named associate dean of engineering

Kenneth C. Hover, Cornell professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been named associate dean for undergraduate programs in the College of Engineering, Dean John Hopcroft has announced.

Cornell's Home Study Program is renamed Distance Education Program

The Cornell University Home Study Program is changing its name to the Cornell University Food Industry Management Distance Education Program, said George S. Hayward, director of the program.

Cornell's Distance Education Program offers new "Personal Hygiene," a CD-ROM food-employee training program

Cornell University's Food Industry Management Distance Education Program has announced a new computer-based training program for retail food store managers and associates. The CD-ROM program, which explores the topic "Personal Hygiene," is the first of four programs planned on fundamental topics in food safety and sanitation.

Naked mole-rats: They're not just for scientists anymore

Cornell biologist Paul Sherman, co-author of two new books about naked mole-rats for children and young adults, expects one of the world's weirdest animals will appeal to kids and spark their scientific curiosity.