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Emerson Electric CEO to give Hatfield Lecture at Cornell Sept. 26

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.

Human-like ability, categorical perception, found in insects Cornell biologists' experiments show how crickets tell love songs from bats' ultrasound

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.

Federal agency dismisses complaint against Cornell residential program

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.

Asian beetle, new in this country, threatens Brooklyn's shade trees

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.

Cornell Agriculture Alumni Association to honor two faculty members

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.

Deane W. Malott, Cornell President Emeritus, dies at age 98

Deane W. Malott, Cornell president from 1951 to 1963, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at his home in Ithaca, N.Y. He was 98.

Cornell Professor William Foote Whyte honored with award in his name by American Sociological Association

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."

Three renowned speakers -- a historian, a psychoanalyst and a geophysicist - will visit the Cornell campus this month

Three renowned speakers -- a historian, a psychoanalyst and a geophysicist -- will visit the  this month and next as A. D. White Professors-at-Large, giving public lectures.

Rockefeller Foundation provides grant to Boyce Thompson Institute at Cornell to begin technology transfer of oral vaccine

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.

Gannett Health Center addresses client services and changing health-care patterns

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 smooth out atomic wrinkles on the surface of silicon wafers

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.

Former Cornell architecture dean takes post at Florida International University

Associate Dean Stanley Bowman has been named acting dean of the college. A member of the Cornell faculty since 1973, Bowman will serve as dean until a new dean is appointed.