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Learning a second language is good childhood mind medicine, studies find

'Cognitive advantages follow from becoming bilingual,' says Barbara Lust, a developmental psychology and linguistics expert. 'These cognitive advantages can contribute to a child's future academic success.' (May 12, 2009)

New York's first lady partners with Cornell to improve health of state's children

New York first lady Michelle Paige Paterson visited campus Jan. 5 with hopes to improve the health of New York's children and reduce childhood obesity with help from Cornell University. (Jan. 8, 2009)

Ethnic co-existence in Kenya is critical for harmony, say panelists in forum on understanding tribal warfare

Panelists discuss Kenya's tribal warfare, politics and elections in a forum in conjunction with Heal Kenya, a campaign at Cornell to raise money to help Kenyans displaced by ethnic violence. (April 2, 2008)

Gates Foundation awards Cornell $26.8 million to lead global fight against deadly wheat plague

Cornell has been awarded a $26.8 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to launch the Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat project, a broad-based global partnership to combat stem rust, a deadly wheat disease that poses a serious threat to global food security. (April 2, 2008)

Dalai Lama preaches message of peace and compassion to sold-out campus audience

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism told an audience of about 5,000 people in Barton Hall Oct. 9 that world peace begins with individuals finding their own inner peace. (Oct. 9, 2007)

The Dalai Lama blesses an exhibit of evanescent beauty

The Dalai Lama stops at Cornell's Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art on Oct. 9 to bless two mandalas created by Tibetan Buddhist monks of the Namgyal Monastery. (Oct. 9, 2007)

Alumni, faculty reflect on two decades of cultural immersion and interdisciplinary study

Cornell in Rome alumni, faculty and current students alike say the program provides an exceptional experience and opportunity to learn and grow, personally and as artists, urban planners and architects. (May 3, 2007)

Revisiting history and contemplating the modern, Roman style

Cornell in Rome alumni revisited familiar historic sites and saw contemporary additions to the city as part of the program's 20th anniversary activities. (May 3, 2007)

With 1 billion people suffering from neglected tropical diseases, students attract top names to forum on global health

As part of Cornell's Africa Initiative, students at Weill Cornell Medical College organized a forum on neglected diseases that included some of the most important names in global health. (Feb. 23, 2007)