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CU Winds to reach out to young musicians in Costa Rica

Children at a small rural music school in Costa Rica will receive like-new instruments and one-on-one lessons when the Cornell University Wind Ensemble tours there in January. (December 05, 2005)

From 'Harry Potter' to 'The Incredibles,' blockbuster movies turn to Cornell Lab of Ornithology for blockbuster sounds

When sound editors needed the twitterings, hoots and songs of a chiffchaff, burrowing owl, European robin, song thrush, common nightingale and rooks at a rookery for 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,' they called on Cornell's Macaulay Library

Cornell alumnus investigates TB in cows in Siberia

When Roger Ellis '73, DVM '77, saw that an international volunteer farmer-to-farmer program needed a veterinarian to travel to Siberia to assist with a surprising rise of tuberculosis in dairy cattle, he jumped at the chance. (November 30, 2005)

Rawlings ends whirlwind China visit with agreement, collaboration and table tennis

Cornell President Hunter R. Rawlings and his small delegation ended their mid-November whirlwind China trip with exchanges across the table and in a friendly table tennis game. (November 29, 2005)

Biofortified, iron-rich rice improves the nutrition of women, study by Cornell researcher shows for the first time

In the first study to test people who eat foods that have been bred for higher-than-normal concentrations of micronutrients, nutritional sciences professor Jere Haas and colleagues found that the iron status of women who ate iron-rich rice was 20 percent higher than those who ate traditional rice. (November 29, 2005)

An amazing book drive from Ithaca, N.Y., to Vilnius, Lithuania

Faculty, curators and even graduate students culled their collections, and more than 2,000 books were collected for the Center of Oriental Studies at Vilnius University. (November 23, 2005)

Cornell China major sealed in Beijing as Rawlings signs agreement with Peking University

Reaching across the Pacific Ocean with a friendly hand, Cornell President Hunter R. Rawlings formally signed an academic partnership Nov. 15 with Peking University. This puts the final Beijing piece of Cornell's new China and Asia-Pacific Studies program into place. (November 15, 2005)

Memories and emotions about 'the American war' that continue to haunt

Soldiers, scholars and language instructors participate in Teaching Vietnam program on campus and off (November 15, 2005)

In Africa, children as young as 9 are heading households and turning to other children for help, study finds

With millions of orphans in Africa, more are becoming the heads of their own households at very tender ages. As such, they turn to other children for help three times more often than to other sources, finds Cornell doctoral candidate Mónica Ruiz-Casares, who studied child-headed households in Namibia. (November 14, 2005)