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The sound of a word tells us something about how it is used, Cornell study shows

A new Cornell study describes a series of linguistic experiments showing that the sounds (phonology) of a word can indicate whether it is a noun or a verb. An article on the subject will appear in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Magazine ranks Cornell's interior design program third in nation

Cornell's interior design undergraduate and graduate programs were both ranked third in the nation recently in an annual survey of design professionals conducted by DesignIntelligence magazine. (June 30, 2006)

Alumni pack Manhattan's Beacon Theatre to say farewell to Walter LaFeber -- their 'rock star'

We all know of great scholars, said President Hunter Rawlings at the Beacon Theatre on Manhattan's Upper West Side. And we all know of great teachers. But to find in one person, Walter LaFeber, the greatest of scholars and of teachers, he continued -- that is a remarkable thing.

'Keep Going Walt': An old-school historian who inspired a generation of LaFeber addicts

Walter LaFeber is a historian who relishes being one of the "old school" types with a sense of humor, a warmth and wisdom grounded in the fundamentals that come from cultivating a long view, whether it be in foreign relations history or baseball. And oh my, are we going to miss him.

Cornell receives almost $1.8 million renewal of Mellon grant for humanities and social sciences

Based on the success of a $1.4 million program launched in 2001, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Cornell University an additional $1,785,000 over five years to continue postdoctoral fellowships and seminars in the humanities and social sciences.

Free speech or religious offense? Panel ponders difficult questions raised by Danish cartoons

If a Danish newspaper doesn't have the freedom to publish cartoons depicting Muhammad, should the TV cartoon show "South Park" also not be free to satirize Mormons? That was the question posed by Michael Shapiro, associate professor of communication at Cornell, in a panel discussion Feb. 21.

CU Winds to reach out to young musicians in Costa Rica

Children at a small rural music school in Costa Rica will receive like-new instruments and one-on-one lessons when the Cornell University Wind Ensemble tours there in January. (December 05, 2005)

New Orleans actress-playwright Yvette Sirker tells prescient tale of hurricanes and hubris

The definitive Hurricane Katrina play was written three months before the storm hit. The play is "Pink Collar Crime" by New Orleans actress-playwright Yvette Sirker, Cornell Class of '84. (November 30, 2005)