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Cornell to begin next phase of innovative cooling project

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Cornell University is moving to the next phase of an innovative plan to cool campus equipment and buildings using cold water from Cayuga Lake as a natural refrigerant, now that studies have shown the concept is environmentally and economically feasible. The plan, called lake source cooling, would use cold water from the bottom of Cayuga Lake to chill water from the campus, which then would be used for air conditioning and equipment cooling in Cornell buildings.

Cornell committee releases report on campus residential communities

A Cornell faculty and student committee is recommending that all freshman students have similar residential experiences as members of relatively small campus communities, including program houses.

Cornell's Henrik Dullea testifies at state senate hearing on 'Rethinking SUNY' on Jan. 23

ITHACA, N.Y. -- The following testimony is scheduled to be delivered by Henrik N. Dullea, Cornell University vice president for university relations, at a New York State Senate Committee on Higher Education hearing on "Rethinking SUNY." The hearing is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Morris Conference Center, State University of New York at Oneonta.

Chemical physicist Raphael D. Levine is Cornell professor-at-large

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Continuing a tradition established in 1965, Cornell University's Program for Andrew D. White Professors-at-Large will bring four distinguished scholars to campus this semester for formal and informal exchanges with faculty and students. Raphael D. Levine, the Max Born Professor of Natural Philosophy and chairman of the Fritz Haber Research Center for Molecular Dynamics at The Hebrew University, will be at Cornell from Feb. 1 through 10 for his third, and possibly final, visit.

Former dean launches innovative professional education program for school principals

Jerome M. Ziegler, former dean of Cornell's College of Human Ecology, is applying a lifetime of acquired knowledge and skills related to education and passing them on to school principals in an innovative professional education program.

New Victim Advocacy Program is provided for the Cornell community

The Victim Advocacy Program, a new Cornell University service, is now available to all members of the Cornell community. The position will function under the auspices of the University Ombudsmans Office. Danilee Poppensiek will serve as the victim advocate while continuing her assistant ombudsman duties.

Environmental risk of breast cancer is focus of a new Cornell program

A new synthesis and public-information program starting up at Cornell University will examine the environmental risk factors -- including exposure to chemical pesticides -- for breast cancer in women of New York and the United States. Prompted by concern from U.S. Sen. Alfonse D'Amato (R-N.Y.) about higher-than-average "clusters" of breast cancer in some regions of the state, the Cornell program will interpret and disseminate research information on both the established and suspected risk factors for the disease.

Conference is held in conjunction with Nazi film series by Cornell Cinema

ITHACA, N.Y. -- A conference titled "Hollywood vs. Babelsberg: Nazi Entertainment Films" on Saturday, Jan. 27, at Cornell University will explore the politics of film in the Third Reich within the broader context of an emerging entertainment industry. The conference, to be held from 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Cornell Center for Theatre Arts' Film Forum, will feature lectures from scholars and screenings of several Nazi films.

Cornell trustees to meet in New York City Jan. 25 through 27

The Cornell University Board of Trustees will hold its first meeting of 1996 at the Cornell University Medical College in New York City Jan. 25 through 27.

Cornell scientists help to develop Asian Diet Pyramid

To offer a healthful alternative to the 1992 U.S. Food Guide Pyramid, Cornell and Harvard University researchers have teamed up with other experts to unveil an official Asian Diet Pyramid. (January 1996)

Cornell astronomers find counter-rotating stars in a spiral galaxy

Cornell astronomers, observing what they call "the most boring, average galaxy" they could find, have discovered some unusual mechanics: counter-rotating stars in a spiral galaxy. About 80 percent of the stars in the galaxy NGC 4138 - mostly older stars - are rotating in a direction opposite to the younger stars and a huge cloud of hydrogen gas encircling the galaxy.

Spider silk inspires new model for super fibers of future

Scientists hoping to produce super-tough, bio-inspired fibers are a step closer with a new model for the molecular arrangement of spider silk, proposed by Cornell University researchers in the Jan. 5 issue of the journal Science. Alexandra H. Simmons, Carl A. Michal and Lynn W. Jelinski reported their findings in the article, "Molecular Orientation and Two-component Nature of the Crystalline Fraction of Spider Dragline Silk."