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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.