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CU alums hope to make the Hot Truck's subs a national obsession

As Robert (Bob) Petrillose, the owner of Ithaca's late-night Johnny's Hot Truck, nears retirement, a group of Cornell alumni are seeking to give his locally famous menu of pizza sub sandwiches a national audience.

Honored literary scholar M.H. Abrams continues his labors (of love)

Having his acclaimed book of literary criticism, "The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition," ranked as No. 25 in the Modern Library's list of the 100 best nonfiction books written in English during the past 100 years doesn't seem to have fazed M.H. (Mike) Abrams.

Behind McGraw Tower chimes is story of love and legal wrangling

In the snow-muffled quiet, there rings a reminder of a romance past - that of heiress Jennie McGraw, the chimes' first donor, and her scholarly though modest-of-means suitor and then husband, Cornell's first librarian, Willard Fiske.

Franklin A. Long dies at 88; was Cornell professor and controversial figure in Nixon era

Franklin A. Long, professor emeritus of chemistry at Cornell and the university's vice president for research and advanced studies from 1963 to 1969, died. He was 88.

Cornell names Medical College in honor of Joan and Sanford I. Weill Weills' $100 million gift

Cornell President Hunter Rawlings today announced that the university's medical college has been named in honor of its longtime supporters Joan and Sanford I. Weill.

George L. McNew, key figure in bringing Boyce Thompson Institute to Cornell University, dies at 90

George L. McNew, who was instrumental in bringing the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) for Plant Research, Inc., to its current site on the campus of Cornell University, died Oct. 30, in Las Cruces, N.M. He was 90.

Noted French sociologist and political figure to give two lectures on women in French politics, Oct. 21-22

Franoise Gaspard, professor of sociology at the famed Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (School of Higher Education in Social Sciences) in Paris, will give two free and open lectures Oct. 21-22 at Cornell on women in politics in France.

Nobel laureate and chemist Richard Ernst gives lectures on campus Oct. 14-29 as A.D. White Professor-at-Large

Richard Ernst, 1991 Nobel laureate in chemistry and professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, will visit Cornell Oct. 14-29 as an A.D. White Professor-at-Large.

'Garden Cities to Green Cities' symposium at Cornell Sept. 17-19

The College of Architecture, Art and Planning will host a two-day symposium, Sept. 17 - 19, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of Ebenezer Howard's influential book, 'Tomorrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform.'