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Electrocardiogram helps predict risk for congestive heart failure in hypertensive patients

An electrocardiogram is an effective tool for detecting risk of congestive heart failure (CHF) in patients with hypertension, according to a new study by physician-scientists at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Winter grads enjoy personal touch at Barton Hall ceremony

A recognition ceremony for January 2006 graduates was held Dec. 17 in Barton Hall. About 200 undergraduates, 25 master's degree candidates and 10 Ph.D. candidates participated. (December 20, 2005)

Yesterday's garb helps stitch together what life was like in past eras

The Cornell Costume and Textile Collection has more than 9,000 items of apparel, dating from the 18th century to the present, as well as a substantial collection of ethnographic textiles and costumes. It features an online catalog and 3-D photo images of highlighted items. (December 15, 2005)

OR-Manhattan is launched with powerful approach to public health planning

The Engineering College's School of Operations Research and Industrial Engineering is using advanced algorithms and high-performance computing to solve some of society's very large-scale problems, in public health, finance and companies' supply chains. It will do this through collaborations with the public sector and academic institutions, including Weill Cornell Medical College. (December 15, 2005)

'We're already out of the blocks': Laura Toy on Cornell's next capital campaign

As Cornell plans for its next capital campaign, interim Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Development Laura Toy talked with the Chronicle about the challenges and expectations for the fund-raising effort, expected to be launched in fall 2006.

Lab of Ornithology launches new search for elusive ivory-billed woodpecker's roost

On Dec. 12, officials from Cornell University's Lab of Ornithology, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the Nature Conservancy and other agencies held a press conference at a hunting lodge outside of Brinkley, Ark., to announce that a new search for the Ivory-billed woodpecker was now in full swing. (December 13, 2005)

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)

Extra! Extra! Cornell e-News now available for alums, parents and friends

Cornell E-News, a new monthly electronic newsletter for alumni, parents and friends of the university, is the result of a collaborative effort between the Division of Alumni Affairs and Development and the Division of University Communications. (December 13, 2005)

United Way Campaign getting close to its goal -- but keep those pledges coming in

With the holiday season now in full swing, the 2005 Cornell United Way Campaign is well on its merry way to meeting its goal of $627,000. (December 13, 2005)