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Cornell partners with other schools to promote New York's solar energy industry

Cornell will join five other universities in providing research support to The Solar Energy Consortium. This research partnership between colleges and solar energy companies will help advance New York's solar industry. (Jan. 18, 2008)

<i>Food for thought:</i><br /> Sage Chapel hosts talk series, Soup and Hope

On four consecutive Thursdays beginning Jan. 24, Sage Chapel invites the Cornell community is to bring a bowl, enjoy soup with hearty bread and listen to stories of hope from Ithaca community members. (Jan. 16, 2008)

Hands across Asia: Cornell students join Indian and Thai counterparts on international agriculture field trip

On New Year's Day, 29 Cornell students and eight faculty members left Ithaca for a three-week study tour of India and Thailand as part of Cornell's International Agriculture in the Developing Nations II class. (Jan. 16, 2008)

Faculty and staff receive Research and Extension Awards

Faculty members in the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Human Ecology were recognized Nov. 19 with 2007 Research and Extension Awards. (Jan. 15, 2008)

Schember named executive director of sustainability center

Helen Schember has been named executive director of the Cornell Center for a Sustainable Future, joining Frank DiSalvo, CCSF director since the center's September 2007 inception. (Jan. 11, 2008)

Chaos and commerce: Researchers find that Colombia's violence has damaged the nation's economic growth

Wesley Sine and Shon Hiatt have spent the last few years studying the impact of violence on the small-business climate of Colombia, concluding that instability directly affects entrepreneurs' ability to prosper. (Jan. 10, 2008)

Cornell to study garbage truck traffic in Tompkins County

At the request of the Upstate Citizens Safety Task Force, the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs will conduct a study on the impact of heavy trucks transporting garbage along New York State Route 89. (Jan. 10, 2008)

Students traveling to Honduras for AguaClara water project

Seventeen Cornell engineering students are traveling to rural Honduras this month to work on AguaClara, a project that brings clean drinking water technology to the Central American nation. (Jan. 8, 2008)

Water, air and soil pollution causes 40 percent of deaths worldwide, Cornell research survey finds

About 40 percent of deaths worldwide are caused by water, air and soil pollution, concludes Cornell's David Pimentel. Such environmental degradation, coupled with the growth in world population, are major causes behind the rapid increase in human diseases worldwide. (Aug. 2, 2007)