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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)

Diversity Digest: Bias response program marks fifth year

This month marks the fifth year of Cornell University's bias response program. The universitywide program addresses bias activities based on race, national origin, sexual orientation and gender that were not previously addressed through existing discrimination complaint processes. (December 12, 2005)

From mazes to Mars and tropical forests, high schoolers build virtual worlds aided by Cornell student mentors

About 18 Cornell University students hired by the Cornell Theory Center for its SciFair outreach program serve as online mentors to middle and high school students across the nation to help them research, design and build virtual worlds based on such issues as Mars exploration and the human genome project. (December 07, 2005)

Sloppy Slope Jolt, winning ice cream flavor, will perk up sleepy students and remind them of spring's Slope Day

Sloppy Slope Jolt is the winning ice cream flavor in the annual ice cream-making competition in Cornell University's Food Science 101. It references Cornell's Libe slope -- caffeine for studying and the indulgence of Slope Day with brownies, hazelnuts and caramel. (December 06, 2005)