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Weill Cornell dean hopes for evacuation of students in Haiti

Two Cornell students and several Weill Cornell faculty members and staff who are stationed at and working with the WCMC-affiliated GHESKIO clinic in the earthquake-ravaged city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

German exchange fellowships available

Applications are now being accepted for DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Fellowships and the Cornell-Heidelberg Exchange Fellowship for 2010-11. (Oct. 1, 2009)

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)