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Cornell, Theodore W. Kheel create new distance-learning foundation

Cornell and Foundation House in New York City, in association with Teachers College of Columbia University, have created a new foundation to conduct experiments in distance learning and related purposes.

Cornell student team wins national race car design competition

Cornell's Formula SAE student team won a national competition May 15-18, beating student teams from 75 other colleges and universities in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom in the design, construction and performance of a Formula SAE race car.

Three local agencies receive the 1997 Robert S. Smith Award, established at Cornell by Tompkins County Trust Co.

Proposals from three local agencies and programs have been chosen to receive the Robert S. Smith Award for community progress and innovation. This is the fourth year of the award. The winners of award funding for 1997 are the Partnership, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County and Cornell's Department of Natural Resources.

Cornell Reunion is June 5-8; former Texas Gov. Ann W. Richards to speak

The music of George Gershwin and the words of George Bernard Shaw are just some of the pleasures awaiting the more than 5,500 alumni and guests expected to visit Cornell on Reunion Weekend, June 5-8.

U.S. corporations now widely use Alternative Dispute Resolution over litigation to solve disputes, national survey shows

Alternative Dispute Resolution is now used widely among U.S. corporations to resolve complex business disputes, according to a survey of the nation's top corporations.

Convocation is May 24 with Commencement on May 25

Cornell President Hunter Rawlings will preside over the university's 129th Commencement on Sunday, May 25, at 11 a.m. on Schoellkopf Field. Rawlings will confer degrees on almost 6,000 eligible graduates, capping two days of celebratory activities that include a Senior Convocation with an address by television personality Bertice Berry on Saturday, May 24, at noon in Barton Hall.

Gail Sheehy to speak on menopause in the workplace at Cornell University seminar in New York City May 22

Gail Sheehy, author of The Silent Passage and New Passages, will participate in a breakfast seminar on menopause in the workplace Thursday, May 22, from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Harvard Club, 27 West 44th Street. The seminar, sponsored by Cornell's School of Industrial and Labor Relations and its Institute for Women and Work and the Human Resources Program.

"Learn to See . . . Change your perception . . . Find your vision . . . See things as they might be; not as they are," student poster says

Try this: Practice viewing the world as a child, seeing things as they might be, exploring your creative potential. For example, find the letters of the alphabet in everyday objects, such as a cloud that forms a C.

Average signing bonuses for Cornell's MBA students increase to over $12,000

Signing bonuses paid to graduating MBA students at Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management are 33 percent higher, on average, than last year.

Boyce Thompson Institute announces three new vice presidents and a new human resources manager

ITHACA, N.Y. -- The Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research Inc., located at Cornell University, has announced that Stephen H. Howell will be the institute's new vice president for research, Joyce L. Frank will be the new vice president for operations, John M. Dentes will be the new vice president for finance, and Anne Zientek has been promoted to human resources manager.

Kevin Wallace, D.V.M., can read an animal like a book

ITHACA, N.Y. -- "You could be a bricklayer," adults suggested kindly to the husky youth, Kevin Wallace, although they didn't think he even had the brains for that. And teachers were less charitable, in the days before dyslexia-type reading and learning disorders were understood, Wallace remembers: "I asked the nun how I could make the letters hold still on the page, and she said the devil was working in me." Repeatedly punished without knowing why, he carried feelings of shame and confusion until age 28. Then Wallace confessed to his 7-year-old daughter the reason he told such marvelous bedtime stories but never read them: He couldn't read, a secret he withheld from employers, friends and even from Thea, his wife. Today, the other 76 graduates of Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine D.V.M. Class of '97 are in awe of a phenomenal power Wallace developed, while managing his learning disability. It is said he somehow absorbed so much information about veterinary medicine that he can read an ailing animal like a . Better, actually, than a book, of which he figures he has read two.

Cornell Board of Trustees to meet May 23-24

The Cornell Board of Trustees will meet in Ithaca on Friday, May 23, and Saturday, May 24. The full board will convene on Saturday, May 24, at 10 a.m. in the Trustee Meeting Room of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art on campus.