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Cornell ecologist's study finds that producing ethanol and biodiesel from corn and other crops is not worth the energy

Turning plants such as corn, soybeans and sunflowers into fuel uses much more energy than the resulting ethanol or biodiesel generates, according to a new Cornell University and University of California-Berkeley study.

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Study links warm offices to fewer typing errors and higher productivity

Chilly workers not only make more errors but cooler temperatures could increase a worker's hourly labor cost by 10 percent, estimates Alan Hedge, professor of design and environmental analysis and director of Cornell's Human Factors and Ergonomics Laboratory.

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Senior's company helps to produce Web pages for college courses

While most Cornell seniors are stressing over resumes and graduate school applications, Daniel Cane '98 is concentrating on his company's first academic marketing conference at the end of next month. (Oct. 16, 1997)

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Labor Documentation Center at Cornell is renamed in honor of influential New York City attorney Theodore Kheel

A major resource center at Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) containing millions of documents related to organized labor, industrial relations and management thought has been renamed in honor of Theodore W. Kheel, the influential New York City lawyer, arbitrator, negotiator and mediator.

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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.

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Women have access to executive jobs only when other women already hold such jobs, Cornell study finds

Researchers found that even a small increase in the number of women who have passed through that door to a managerial position dramatically increases other women's chances of being hired or promoted into that position. The result: a Catch-22 situation with important implications for the movement of women into management, as well as for the national affirmative action debate.