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Child soldiers coerced into military conflicts are barrier to peace process, two Cornell researchers assert

As long as children continue to be coerced into militias, peace talks in those countries to settle armed conflicts are unlikely, assert two Cornell University researchers. (June 9, 2006)

Chris Barrett takes a collaborative approach to the world's poorest people

Chris Barrett's economic development research takes him into the most poverty-stricken areas of rural Africa, the halls of Washington, D.C., and back to Cornell University, where he collaborates with biophysical and social scientists on innovative ways to improve the lives of some of the poorest people on Earth.

Wanted by Cornell and USDA researchers: A natural enemy to curb two invasive, poisonous vines

With no known enemies in North America, two types of invasive vines are growing rampant in forests and fields, threatening reforestation, fragile butterfly populations and bird habitats.

Cornell and India sign new agreement for agricultural development

Susan Henry, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Dec. 12. Many of the Indian visitors were affiliated with the new Knowledge Initiative in Agriculture, an agreement between India and the United States. (December 13, 2005)

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)