Charles F. Knight, chairman and chief executive officer of Emerson Electric Co., will deliver the Hatfield Address on "American Industry Approaching the Millennium" Sept. 26 at 4:30 p.m. in Schwartz Auditorium of Rockefeller Hall.
Humans and other "higher" animals aren't so special when it comes to making life-or-death decisions in an instant, a Cornell University study of insect hearing has found. Even the lowly cricket employs a sophisticated capability, called categorical perception, when its life (or love life ) is at stake.
Cornell announced Sept. 22 that the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education has closed its investigation of a complaint alleging that the University maintains racially- and ethnically-segregated residence halls.
Cornell scientists have confirmed what they believe is the first known infestation of an Asian long-horned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis, a large beetle that is attacking Brooklyn's horsechestnut and Norway maple tree population.
The Alumni Association of Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will honor George J. Conneman and Bernard F. Stanton, professors of agricultural economics, with the association's Outstanding Faculty Award at the annual alumni awards banquet on Friday, Sept. 20.
William Foote Whyte, the Cornell sociologist who authored an early examination on street gangs culture, has received a newly established award from the American Sociological Association for his "significant contribution to the practice of sociology."
Researchers at the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research Inc. at Cornell University now will begin exchanging information with scientists in developing countries, beginning with Mexico, on vaccines that are easier to deliver, thanks to a new Rockefeller Foundation grant.
Cornell's Gannett Health Center is consolidating its services, renovating its space, revising its fee structure and improving its student insurance plan this fall to accommodate changing health care patterns nationwide and to better serve its clients.
Cornell materials scientists have come up with a novel technique that could vastly improve the performance and yield of silicon microelectronic and optical devices, which are used in semiconductor integrated circuits that power everything from computers to telephones.