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Rawlings heads to China to sign partnership agreement and deliver keynote address at economic summit in Beijing

Cornell University President Hunter R. Rawlings will be heading to China Nov. 14 for a four-day trip to Beijing. He plans to sign an official partnership agreement with Peking University (formalizing Cornell's newest academic major, China and Asia-Pacific studies), deliver a keynote address at the 2005 Beijing Forum and participate in an engineering workshop with Tsinghua University. (November 07, 2005)

Cornell expert in group behavior shows why London's Millennium pedestrian bridge was not built for people

Steven Strogatz, professor of theoretical and applied mechanics at Cornell University, describes the Millennium Bridge's notorious opening-day oscillations in the Nov. 3 issue of Nature. (November 2, 2005)

Cornell signs research agreement with Japan's genome research institute

Officials from the National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Japan's largest agricultural research institute, signed a memorandum of understanding Oct. 10 to foster research collaborations with Cornell University. (October 18, 2005)

Computer program learns language rules and composes sentences, all without outside help

Shimon Edelman of Cornell and colleagues have developed a method for enabling a computer program to scan text, infer the grammar behind it and generate new sentences.

Higher education in China is working hard to keep up with demand, says Tsinghua University president

Gu Binglin, president of Tsinghua University in Beijing, spoke at Cornell's Biotech building Aug. 26 about the state of higher education in China.

Iraqi union leader describes wounds from past at Cornell labor meeting

The daunting physical obstacles faced by Iraqi workers and the wounds that remain from the Saddam Hussein regime were described by Adnan Al Saffar, executive officer of the Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions (IFTU), Iraq's largest labor group, at a Cornell.

Microfilm project preserves war-era Vietnamese newspapers

A large collection of yellowing newsprint documenting Vietnam's war era is being archived for posterity, thanks to cooperative microfilming projects undertaken by Cornell University's Kroch Library and other institutions. (June 20, 2005)

Expanding Your Horizons '05 reaches out to middle school girls

"Fishy Business," "Itty Bitty Pictures" and "Plants Can Breathe" have one thing in common: they were a few of the many hands-on workshops at Expanding Your Horizons (EYH), an annual conference at Cornell that encourages girls in grades 7 to 9 to explore careers in science and technology.

Attention parents: Cornell University Police hosts child safety seat event, April 23

Many well-intentioned parents dutifully buckle their youngsters into seat belts and car seats designed for children. But some youngsters are too small for seat belts -- and not every car seat is safe or legal for children to use.