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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.

Global change threatens human health; businesses and health care industry can help prevent disaster

Global environmental change could have devastating effects on human health unless professionals, from nutritionists to business leaders, respond promptly, warns a Cornell University public health expert.

E. coli screen aims to keep bacteria out of hamburger

Only a small percentage of dairy cows that are culled from herds are believed to harbor the pathogenic Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria.

Rabbi Mark Winer to speak at Cornell May 9

Rabbi Mark L. Winer, senior rabbi at the Jewish Community Center/Kol Ami in White Plains, N.Y., and president of the National Council of Synagogues, will give a public lecture on Thursday, May 9, at 4:15 p.m. at the CafŽ in Anabel Taylor Hall.

Philip E. Lewis nominated as dean of Cornell's College of Arts and Sciences

Philip E. Lewis, acting dean of Cornell's College of Arts and Sciences, has been nominated to serve a five-year term as dean of the college beginning July 1996.