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By way of Cornell's Mann Library, USDA statistics now can be on a new web site

To help students, faculty, growers and farmers prosper, Mann Library began providing Internet access to USDA statistical data from the Economic Research Service and the National Agricultural Statistical Service.

Former congressmen to debate federal government's role in the workplace April 18 in Washington, D.C.

Former congressmen Thomas Downey and Rod Chandler will debate the changing role of the federal government in the workplace in Washington, D.C. April 18. The debate, part of a half-day conference sponsored by Cornell's School of Industrial and Labor Relations and its Institute for Labor Market Policies.

Cornell's Johnson Museum receives $195,000 grant from Mellon Foundation

The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell has been awarded a three-year $195,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Cornell's lake source cooling study continues with land and water testing

Researchers for Cornell's Lake Source Cooling project will be collecting information about the proposed land and lake routes over the next 10 days. The data collection is part of the scope of the environmental impact statement and permit applications required by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

By way of Cornell's Mann Library, USDA statistics now can be

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Back in the old days -- say 1993 -- Cornell University agriculture students surfed the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economics and Statistics System gopher site at the university's Albert R. Mann Library for the latest in crop and farm information. Well, that was then. Now, the USDA site has jumped onto the World Wide Web. It can be found at: . To help students, faculty, growers and farmers prosper, Mann Library began providing Internet access to USDA statistical data from the Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) about two years ago. These files included crop, livestock and agricultural economic statistics from the United States and other countries. Last year, the system was expanded to include reports from the ERS, NASS, and the World Agricultural Outlook Board (WAOB). These include weekly, monthly, and quarterly forecasts and estimates on crop production, dairy outlooks, wheat forecasts, and many others.

Democrat Thomas Downey and Republican Rod Chandler will participate in Cornell conference

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Former congressmen Thomas Downey (D- N.Y.) and Rod Chandler (R-Wash.) will debate the changing role of the federal government in the workplace Thursday, April 18, in Washington, D.C. The debate, part of a half-day conference sponsored by Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations and its Institute for Labor Market Policies, will begin at 8 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave., N.W. In addition to the former congressmen, Elaine Kamarck, senior policy adviser to Vice President Al Gore, will offer remarks.

Cornell's lake source cooling study continues with land and water testing

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Researchers for Cornell University's Lake Source Cooling (LSC) project will be collecting information about the proposed land and lake routes over the next 10 days. The data collection is part of the scope of the environmental impact statement and permit applications required by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Now through April 13, the LSC project team will perform a Cayuga Lake bottom contour and subbottom sediment structure survey. During the week of April 15, surveys also will begin along the proposed land pipeline route between 1000 East Shore Drive and the Cornell University campus.

Cornell's Johnson Museum receives $195,000 grant from Mellon Foundation

ITHACA, N.Y. -- The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University has been awarded a three-year $195,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant will enhance the museum's educational mission and further strengthen collaborative efforts between the museum and Cornell's academic departments, as well as support student internships.

A student-created company is the talk of the Web

They got started way back in 1994, in the "pre-Netscape days," before the Internet took off as a commercial enterprise. It was then that Cornell students Todd Krizelman and Stephan Paternot, armed with only a modem and a Macintosh computer in Krizelman's dorm room.

Orientation-on-demand thin films are developed by Cornell New technique paves the way for new materials for industrial

Cornell scientists have come up with a novel way to manipulate liquid crystal molecules so they self-assemble in a desired direction into a robust network, making them useful as a new material for a variety of applications in the computer, medical, automotive and aerospace industries.

Cornell trustee committee to meet in New York

The Executive Committee of Cornell University's Board of Trustees will hold a brief open session when it meets in Manhattan at 11:30 a.m. April 18, at the Cornell Club of New York, 6 E. 44th St.

No-interest state loan helps Cornell see the light Energy efficiency now a fixture across campus

Cornell has received an $890,940 interest-free loan from New York state to help refurbish and replace lighting with energy-efficient bulbs and fixtures across campus.