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Sifting through the jumble: A Cornell researcher finds a new way of retrieving just the right information from the web

The World Wide Web is an endless source of information, but it's getting harder and harder to find precisely the right information. Now a Cornell University researcher has come up with a method of searching the web that can return a list of the most valuable sites on a given topic, as well as a list of sites that index the subject.

Cornell University announces IBM fellowship in computational science

Cornell announced today the endowment of a $50,000 fellowship, the IBM University Partnership Award, to support outstanding students of computer and computational science at Cornell. The fellowship, which will begin in Fall 1998, will be administered through the Cornell Theory Center.

Peter M. Siegel is named director of Cornell Network and Computer Systems

After a two-year search, Peter M. Siegel has been named director of Cornell University Network and Computing Systems. Siegel, who has been executive director and director of corporate partnership for Cornell's Center for Theory and Simulation in Science and Engineering.

Sol Gruner, Princeton physicist, is named director of CHESS at Cornell

Sol M. Gruner, a Princeton University physicist, has been appointed director of the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) at Cornell, effective Sept. 1.

Cornell to celebrate Homecoming Weekend Sept. 20-22

Cornell alumni will revisit their alma mater the weekend of Sept. 20-22 for Homecoming 1996, the university's annual fall celebration featuring educational, athletic and social events for all members of the Cornell community.

Cornell's Juris Hartmanis is named to head NSF Directorate for Computer Science

Juris Hartmanis, the Walter R. Read Professor of Engineering and professor of computer science at Cornell University, has been appointed assistant director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE).

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

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).

Quotations from Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in his Convocation address at Cornell University on May 25

The following are quotations from an address by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. at Cornell's Senior Convocation, held from noon to 1 p.m. on May 25 in Barton Hall.