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President Rawlings and student leaders pledge 'environmentally sound stewardship' in new statement issued Nov. 14

Pledging support and participation from all levels of the campus in protecting the environment and building sustainable futures, Cornell officials and student leaders signed a new statement on the environment today (Nov. 14, 1997). President Hunter Rawlings emphasized Cornell's long tradition of commitment to the environment in his remarks at the signing, which was held at noon in the Art Gallery of Willard Straight Hall.

University gardener's invention makes trees look bad for their own good

Eleven months a year, grounds workers at Cornell University's arboretum strive to keep the greenery attractive. Then, a month before Christmas, the arborists make some evergreens unappealing to potential thieves by coating boughs with Pink Ugly Mix.

Cornell classroom design recognized for breakthrough in distance learning

Cornell has been honored for a "breakthrough in design that sets a new standard" for distance learning. The directors of TeleCon, an international telecommunications conference for educators and business executives, selected Cornell as a finalist.

Shelia Heslin will speak on the economic future of Russia and the Ukraine

Sheila Heslin, a former director for Russian, Ukranian and Eurasian Affairs at the National Security Council in the White House, will deliver a lecture at Cornell, Nov. 12, at 11:15 a.m. in 165 McGraw Hall. Heslin recently testified before the U.S. Senate Government Affairs Committee about her efforts to help prevent President Clinton from meeting with a prospective campaign contributor who sought Clinton's support for a billion-dollar oil pipeline project in the Caspian Sea area.

Former assistant secretary in Clinton's Dept. of Health and Human Services will talk on 'lessons learned from welfare reform' Nov. 14

Mary Jo Bane, former assistant secretary of Health and Human Services (HSS) for Families and Children and commissioner of the New York State Department of Social Services prior to her appointment with the Clinton administration, will speak Friday, Nov. 14, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in E405 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall at Cornell.

Cornell Law School opens Death Penalty Clinic for students and attorneys

Students at the Cornell Law School are assisting attorneys in the appeals of death row inmates. For some, the work has taken them off campus to interview law enforcement authorities, witnesses, former jurors and, in one case, a convicted killer, in hopes of discovering state misconduct that might lead a court to overturn the defendant's conviction or sentence.

WSAVA 1998 'Scientific Achievement' prize goes to Gustavo Aguirre, Cornell ophthalmology professor

Gustavo Aguirre, V.M.D., Ph.D., the Alfred H. Caspary Professor of Ophthalmology, has been selected to receive the World Small Animal Veterinary Association's (WSAVA) International Award for Scientific Achievement for 1998.

$17 million Athena Project will explore Martian highlands

A late-model lander and rover, equipped with a Cornell scientific instrument package called Athena, will roam and study a large corridor of the Martian highlands and ancient terrain.

Statler Hotel Now Accepts Valid Meal Plan Card at Terrace and Mac's Cafe

More students than ever before are eating lunch at the Statler Hotel. About 600 students a week have sat down to lunch at the hotel's Terrace Restaurant and Mac's Cafe.

Wild tomatoes yield formula for nontoxic insect repellent, Cornell researchers say

Scratching the surface of wild tomatoes that bugs don't bother, Cornell scientists discovered the plants' chemical secret for repelling insect pests: a complex, waxy substance that commercially grown tomatoes have "forgotten" how to make.

Jane Goodall, world-famous primatologist, to give free lecture at Cornellon Nov. 24 in Bailey Hall

Jane Goodall, the world renowned primatologist, will share her breadth of knowledge about chimpanzees, humans' closest relative, in a free lecture titled "Chimpanzees, Humans and Habitats" on Monday, Nov. 24, at 8 p.m. in Bailey Hall on the Cornell University campus. As an A.D. White Professor-at-Large, Goodall will spend three days on campus meeting with faculty and students, Nov. 23 through 25.

'New Jungle Medicine' is topic for ethnobotanist Mark Plotkin in Nov. 21 Cornell Plantations lecture

"Rain Forest Conservation and the Search for the New Jungle Medicine" is the topic for ethnobotanist Mark Plotkin in the ninth annual Audrey Harkness O'Connor Lecture, set for Friday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the David L. Call Alumni Auditorium of Kennedy Hall at Cornell.