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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.

Concerts and symposium will honor pianist Malcolm Bilson

Music professor and internationally famed pianist Malcolm Bilson's life and career will be celebrated in October, with a festival of early piano music concerts, a banquet and an international symposium.

Cornell marine biologist's persistence leads to discovery of invasive sea squirts in vital Maine fishing grounds

Robin Hadlock Seeley, a Cornell marine biologist, spearheaded an invasive species survey of Cobscook Bay, Maine, that has discovered a sea squirt there that could potentially threaten the important fishing area.

Nell Mondy, Cornell's international potato expert, dies at age 83

Nell I. Mondy, 83, professor emerita of nutritional sciences at Cornell, died Aug. 25 at Cayuga Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Sept. 17, at the First Baptist Church.

Film 'Love and Diane' inspires symposium on clinical family issues

A former Cornell graduate student's documentary film of an impoverished Brooklyn family is the catalyst for a symposium addressing societal, legal, cultural and clinical issues affecting millions of Americans daily.

Susanne Bruyère is named ILR associate dean of outreach

Susanne Bruyère, director of the Employment and Disability Institute in Cornell's School of Industrial and Labor Relations extension division, has been named associate dean for outreach at the ILR School.

Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and School of Industrial and Labor Relations will hold open house for prospective students, Oct. 15

Cornell will host an open house on Oct. 15 on campus for prospective freshman students at two of its New York state contract colleges - the New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and the School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR.)

Evidence of ivory-billed woodpecker's existence mounts with presentation of sound recordings to bird experts

A Cornell researcher presented new recordings of what sounded like at least one ivory-billed woodpecker (Campephilus principalis) at the American Ornithologist's Union on August 24, 2005.