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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)

Franco-German Green Party leader Daniel Cohn-Bendit to speak Nov. 11

Daniel Cohn-Bendit's Nov. 11 talk, "Quo vadis Europe: the Franco-German Dialogue in the European Community," is the advance keynote presentation for "Franco-German Relations and the New Europe," Nov. 19. (November 9, 2005)

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.