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Cornell University's Legal Information Institute transforms World Wide Web into gold mine of legal information

Through a dense jungle of cables and a labyrinth of computer terminals in an office perched at the top of an ivy-covered law school, the Legal Information Institute at Cornell uses the World Wide Web to spread legal knowledge to county planners in rural areas.

Scientists read the leaves: House plants show importance of vitamin C

By looking into the plant world, researchers are expanding human appreciation of ascorbic acid -- vitamin C. There is no doubt that this vitamin is key to human health or that people get it from the foods they eat.

Cornell program and director stress global dimensions of gender studies

The Platform for Action of the Fourth World Conference on Women called for "removing all the obstacles to women's active participation in all spheres of public and private life through a full and equal share in economic, social, cultural and political decision-making."

Onion fields become killing fields in New York with devastating mite

Once just an unnoticed arthropod minding its own eight-legged business, the onion bulb mite -- Rhizoglyphus robini -- is rearing the ugly side of its docile personality.

Witness, a Grammy-nominated Gospel group, will perform at Cornell University's Festival of Black Gospel Feb. 21

Witness, a Grammy-nominated singing quartet, will headline the 21st Annual Festival of Black Gospel at Cornell, Feb. 21 to 23. The festival is the centerpiece of the university's Black History Month celebration.

Nominations sought for Perkins Prize at Cornell

Nominees for the 1997 Perkins Prize for Interracial Understanding and Harmony are now being accepted by the Dean of Students Office at Cornell.

Cornell study finds employee personality holds key to successful work-sharing

Work-sharing, a workplace management approach used primarily in the auto- and apparel-manufacturing industries, may not be suitable for all types of employees, finds an ongoing Cornell study.

Childhood sexual abuse has significant impact on relationships in adulthood, Cornell study shows

College women who were sexually abused before age 18 tend to have less secure and trusting relationships with their partners and lower levels of interpersonal functioning and social adjustment than college women who were not abused, according to a study.

Cornell Black History Month '97: From Ghanian flags to "Race, Gender and the Law"

Black History Month is about "recognizing the fact that African-Americans as a people made major contributions to American history and culture," says Margaret Washington, an associate professor of history at Cornell.

Cornell's College of Human Ecology offers expertise to state policy-makers

Welfare reform provides New York state an opportunity to examine all its programs affecting families, children and work, but to benefit from that opportunity, programs need to be carefully planned and evaluated using state-of-the-art research, a Cornell expert said.

New center is established by the National Science Foundation

Cornell is the lead institution in a new national center for research on electric power systems. It is funded by the NSF, electric utility companies, the Electric Power Research Institute and the participating educational institutions.

Condition may be feline obsessive-compulsive disorder, animal-behavior experts suggest

ITHACA, N.Y. -- One of the most bizarre and baffling cat behaviors, fabric-eating, is the subject of a new study at Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine, where nearby cats are sought for medical trials. Fabric-eating may be a form of feline obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), according to animal-behavior specialists who plan to treat cats with small doses of the same antidepressant drug used by some human OCD patients. Cat owners who are within driving distance of Ithaca and seek treatment for fabric-eating cats are asked to call the Cornell Animal Behavior Clinic, (607) 253-3840, for more information.