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Cornell student soil-judging team captures national championship

Cornell students won the National Championship of Soil Judging held April 26 at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla., scoring 2,060 points, beating second-place University of Wisconsin-Platteville at 2,032.

Cornell Board of Trustees to meet May 24-25

The Cornell University Board of Trustees will meet in Ithaca on May 24 and 25. The full board will convene at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, in the Hans Bethe Seminar Room, 700 Clark Hall.

Consumers are not generous when it comes to rewarding good service from waiters and waitresses

Consumers are not generous when it comes to rewarding good service from waiters and waitresses. The relationship between good service and tipping is weak,finds new study by Cornell University and the University of Houston.

Cornell Law students win international arbitration competition

Cornell Law students win international arbitration competition U.S. Solicitor General will recognize students in Washington, D.C., ceremony on May 20.

Cornell's Dr. Maria I. New is elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Dr. Maria I. New, the Harold and Percy Uris Professor of Pediatric University Medical College, and pediatrician-in-chief at The New York Hospital, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

Lack of nursing assistants is an impending crisis, says Cornell gerontologist

The shrinking population of nursing assistants is a "hidden time bomb" and an impending crisis that will implode the entire nursing home system in the next few decades if drastic measures aren't taken soon, says a Cornell social gerontologist and nursing home expert.

Three local agencies receive the 1996 Robert S. Smith Award, established at Cornell by Tompkins County Trust Co.

Three local agencies receive the 1996 Robert S. Smith Award,established at Cornell by Tompkins County Trust Co.

Cornell will honor high school teachers of top graduates, May 22

High school teachers from across North America and from as far away as Asia will travel to Cornell University to be honored by their former students on May 22. The students, honored as Merrill Presidential Scholars, represent the top 5 percent of Cornell's 1996 graduating class.

New book edited by Cornell expert focuses on global adolescence

American adolescents are not the only ones who have a tough time making the tumultuous transition from childhood to adulthood. Nearly all societies describe this period as filled with challenges, crucial decisions and important experiences.

Cornell Law School Convocation set for May 19; 224 students to receive degrees

The Cornell Law School will confer degrees on 224 students during convocation ceremonies Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m. in Bailey Hall on the Cornell campus.

Rich historical drama of Ezra Cornell's life is displayed in Kroch Library Gallery through June 10

While best known for his role in founding the university that bears his name, Ezra Cornell exemplifies the ingenuity and invention that was necessary to move the United States from an agrarian to an industrial base. During his lifetime, Cornell worked as a carpenter, mechanic, farmer, salesman, inventor, entrepreneur, politician and philanthropist.

Cornell University to celebrate Commencement May 25-26

Cornell President Hunter Rawlings will preside over the university's 128th commencement on Sunday, May 26, at 11 a.m. on Schoellkopf Field. In his first commencement ceremony since assuming the Cornell presidency on July 1, 1995, Rawlings will confer degrees on almost 6,000 eligible graduates.