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Cornell program helps keep New York-produced eggs free from Salmonella

Fearful that a little eggnog or Caesar salad dressing might send you to bed with a Salmonella-related illness? The chances are slight, but they’re even slimmer if your eggs are produced in New York, thanks to the Salmonella Control Program conducted by the Unit of Avian Medicine at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Book warns of societal breakdown threatening Americans of all ages

The process that makes human beings human is breaking down as disruptive trends in American society produce ever more chaos in the lives of American children. The gravity of the crisis threatens the competence and character of the next generation of adults -- those destined to be the first leaders of the 21st century, according to five leading Cornell professors in a new book.

Ron LaFrance, the former director of the Amercian Indian, died July 29

Ron LaFrance, the former director of the American Indian Program, died suddenly of a heart attack July 29 at his home on the Akwesasne Reservation, near Hogansburg, N.Y. He was 51.

Getty Center architect Richard Meier and others will examine culture in America at symposium Oct. 4 and 5

Richard Meier, the architect of the Getty Center heads a list of distinguished artists, educators and critics who will offer insight into America’s cultural climate during a symposium Oct. 4-6 at Cornell.

Viramontes is awarded the John Dos Passos literature prize for 1995

Helena María Viramontes, assistant professor of English at Cornell, has received the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature for 1995. Her books include a collection of short stories, The Moths and Other Stories, and the novel Under the Feet of Jesus.

Cornell to launch major study on how corporate America resolves disputes

U.S. corporations concerned with the high cost and delays of litigation are turning to alternative dispute resolution as a way to resolve various business-related disputes, including employment, environment, workers’ compensation, sexual harassment, securities fraud and age discrimination.

Caring for Animals — On and Off the Job

For some people, a turning point in their lives occurs through a dramatic turn of events. But for Susan Long, R.N., a veterinary technician in the Companion Animal Hospital who just returned from three weeks volunteering for the Audubon Society’s Puffin Project in Maine, it occurred during a casual walk in the woods she thought would be 20 minutes long.

High school minority program attracts students to Veterinary Medicine

How can a veterinary college get more qualified minority students interested in veterinary science and biomedical research?  How about offering high school students a summer to work on laboratory research with a faculty mentor, as well as an opportunity to sample the wide array of activities in Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine?

Cooler-than-normal high temperatures produce the “Sweatless Summer” of ‘96

Cities throughout the Northeast have enjoyed one of the coolest Julys on record, according to the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell. New York City never saw an official high temperature in July above 89 degrees at Central Park – for the entire month – the first time that has happened in 107 years.

Computer Policy and Law Conference at Cornell Aug. 6-8 will help educators deal with cyberspace issues

Computer Policy and Law Conference at Cornell Aug. 6-8 will help educators deal with cyberspace issues. How much freedom should an educational institution give its students to use cyberspace?

Undergraduates use Cornell supercomputer for summer research

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Fifteen undergraduate students from across the country arrived in Ithaca, N.Y., on June 2 to begin a summer of research at the Cornell Theory Center (CTC). The Supercomputing Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR), in its seventh year, is offering students the opportunity to pursue a computational science research project at Cornell University. SPUR is funded by the National Science Foundation through its Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. Through a competitive process, these students were selected from colleges and universities across the nation to come to Cornell during the summer to work on a specific research project under the guidance of a Cornell faculty or staff member. CTC staff members are teaching the students how to use CTC's high-performance computing resources, and they are providing consulting assistance throughout the program. spurs.ltb.html

Cornell's Division of Nutritional Sciences becomes a World Health Organization center and home to U.N. University research and training

The Division of Nutritional Sciences (DNS) at Cornell University, the largest academic unit in the United States devoted to the study of and training in human nutrition, has become home to two international centers.