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Cornell Hillel awards Tanner Prize to Abby Joseph Cohen '73 and husband, David '73

Cornell Hillel's Board of Trustees has announced that the 2006 Tanner Prize will be awarded to Cornell alumni Abby Joseph Cohen '73 and her husband, David M. Cohen '73, for their significant contributions to the Jewish people and to Cornell. (February 21, 2006)

Autistic mind well suited for animal-based study - both involve thinking in pictures, explains visiting professor Grandin

Temple Grandin a renowned animal scientist and a Frank H.T. Rhodes Class of '56 Professor at Cornell, has autism. As a result, she learned to think in pictures, which has strong parallels, she believes, to how animals think, she said in a public lecture Feb. 15, 2006 at Cornell. (February 21, 2006)

Milky Way's fastest pulsar is on its way out of the galaxy, astronomers find

Scientists using the Very Large Baseline Array show that the fastest known neutron star has sufficient velocity to escape the galaxy. The study, co-authored by Cornell professor of astronomy James Cordes, was published last fall in Astrophysical Journal Letters. (February 6, 2006)

Wanted by Cornell and USDA researchers: A natural enemy to curb two invasive, poisonous vines

With no known enemies in North America, two types of invasive vines are growing rampant in forests and fields, threatening reforestation, fragile butterfly populations and bird habitats.

Cornell gets $25 million grant to build William H. Gates Hall, launching new home for computing and information science

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded $25 million to Cornell to support the construction of the signature building for a planned information campus.

Cornell trustees approve plan for 4.8 percent endowed tuition increase

The Board of Trustees approved a set of planning parameters for the 2006-07 budget that calls for a 4.8 percent tuition increase for most students in the endowed colleges, setting tuition at $32,800 for the 2006-07 academic year.

New procedure offers hope to patients at high risk for recurrent stroke

Surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center are the first in the New York City metropolitan area to successfully implant into the brain arteries a new stent specifically designed to treat high-risk stroke patients.

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)