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Award granted to work toward developing filters against avian flu and SARS

Juan Hinestroza, assistant professor of textiles and apparel at Cornell University, has won a James D. Watson Investigator Award for $200,000 over two years from the New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research to develop nanofibers capable of filtering out viruses, bacteria and hazardous nanoparticles. (November 29, 2005)

Hopcroft receives Harry M. Goode award

John Hopcroft, the IBM Professor of Engineering and Applied Mathematics, has been awarded the Harry M. Goode award of the IEEE Computer Society in recognition of his fundamental contributions to the study of algorithms and their applications in information processing. (November 29, 2005)

United Way campaign pledges are going up as donation jars go out

For the first time in about five years, United Way donation jars are being placed in Cornell facilities on campus and off. (November 29, 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)

Cornell is 14th best in world, according to London publication's university rankings

Cornell University ranks as the 14th best university in the world, according to the Times Higher Education Supplement published by The Times of London, up from 23rd in the world last year. (November 29, 2005)

And you thought home energy bills were getting steep ...

Higher energy prices, which have been affecting Cornell since July, are expected to continue through the winter. Members of the Cornell community are asked to help out by saving electricity. (November 29, 2005)

Einstein posts to the physics arXiv

An obscure paper on superconductivity was recently rediscovered by a Cornell University professor and has been posted on the Internet on Cornell's e-print service arXiv. (November 29, 2005)

Cornell's Department of Statistical Science moves to CIS

The Cornell University Department of Statistical Science has become a department of the Faculty of Computing and Information Science. (November 29, 2005)

Student members of Presidential Search Committee have an equal voice in the process

Douglas Mitarotonda, a doctoral student, discusses his role in the search for a new Cornell president. (November 23, 2005)