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Carol Mendelsohn and Naren Shankar make 'CSI' television's most-watched show

What does it take to make a television show No. 1? About 28 million viewers and two Cornell graduates, among other things. Carol Mendelsohn, A.B. '73, is executive producer and showrunner of "CSI," and Naren Shankar, B.S. '84, engineering, M.S. '87 and Ph.D. '90, applied physics, is co-showrunner. (November 2, 2005)

Thelma Schoonmaker '61 to talk movies Nov. 19 at Cornell

Film editor Thelma Schoonmaker '61 will present highlights from her work, including several features and documentaries directed by Martin Scorsese, at Cornell Cinema's Willard Straight Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 19.

Shawkat Toorawa's remarkable publishing year

A combination of hard work, revisions of earlier writings, coincidence and swift turnarounds in publication led to Shawkat Toorawa's remarkable coup of four books in one academic year (November 01, 2005)

Judith Butler, eminent gender theorist, to give two public lectures

Berkeley's Judith Butler will give two public talks during her first visit as A.D. White Professor-at-Large, Nov. 9-11. (November 1, 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)

Katie Couric salutes 'heroes' who treat cancer at Jay Monahan Center

'You are the unsung heroes and heroines of our society,' media star Katie Couric, co-anchor of NBC's 'Today' show, said in a moving speech to doctors and other health-care professionals gathered to discuss crucial updates and issues in gastrointestinal cancers.

Urie Bronfenbrenner, father of Head Start program and pre-eminent 'human ecologist,' dies at age 88

Urie Bronfenbrenner, a co-founder of the national Head Start program and widely regarded as one of the world's leading scholars in developmental psychology, child-rearing and human ecology -- the interdisciplinary domain he created -- died at his home in Ithaca, N.Y., Sept. 25 due to complications from diabetes. (Sept. 26, 2005)

Jon Kleinberg receives 2005 MacArthur 'Genius Award'

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today (Sept. 20) named Jon Kleinberg, Cornell professor of computer science, among the 25 new MacArthur Fellows - the so-called "Genius Awards" - for 2005. He will receive $500,000 in no-strings-attached support over the next five years.

Cornell ranks fourth in nation according to Washington Monthly, tops in engineering physics according to peers

Cornell University has been ranked fourth in the nation in the Washington Monthly College Guide, and No. 1 in engineering physics by U.S. News and World Report. (August 31, 2005)