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One-third of men have endured the painful procedure -- all for evolutionary purpose, says researcher

The reason that almost 25 percent of indigenous societies practice some form of male genital cutting may be to reduce pregnancies from extramarital sex and reduce conflict among men, says researcher. (March 6, 2008)

In Human Ecology's Hong Kong exchange program, space and the future take on new meanings for Ithaca students

In an exchange program between Cornell's College of Human Ecology and Hong Kong's Polytechnic University, space and the future take on new meanings for Ithaca students. (March 6, 2008)

Liberation, not just equality, is goal of activism, asserts lesbian activist Amber Hollibaugh

Liberation, not equality, should be the goal of social justice, asserted Amber Hollibaugh, an activist for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, in Cornell's Lewis auditorium, March 4. (March 5, 2008)

Palestinian envoy blames Israel, chides Hamas but says two-state solution is still possible

Afif Safieh, the Palestine Liberation Organization representative to the United States, advocated intervention from the U.S. and others outside the Middle East to resolve the region's problems. (March 5, 2008)

New courses teach food science and business majors leadership and team-building skills

Two new courses for food science and undergraduate business majors teach leadership and team-building skills with help from Cornell's Team and Leadership Center. (March 4, 2008)

Justice served: Reflections on the founding of the Council of Legal Education Opportunity

In 1968, Robert Summers was asked to serve as a co-consultant in the founding of the Council of Legal Education Opportunity. Since then more than 8,000 students have participated in the program. (Feb. 29, 2008)

Five A.D. White Professors-at-Large begin six-year terms

A career diplomat and United Nations official, a British economist, a Caltech astronomer, a regional development expert, and a Colombian novelist and political activist began six-year terms in 2007. (Feb. 28, 2008)

Cornell students organize fundraiser to help Kenya heal

The Heal Kenya Campaign, which is running through March 28, is intended to raise awareness about the issues in Kenya and provide funds for the Kenya Red Cross Society. (Feb. 28, 2008)

Getting the lard out: The koshering of the Oreo cookie

Professor of food science Joe Regenstein discussed the koshering of Nabisco's famous Oreo cookie and other food adventures, Feb. 20, in a talk given as part of Cornell's Jewish Faculty Lecture Series. (Feb. 26, 2008)