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Derek Warner gets U.S. Navy grant to perform atomic modeling of aluminum in ships

The civil and environmental engineering assistant professor has received $277,000 from the Office of Naval Research to perform atomic modeling for ships.

As the Big Red goes green, climate conference builds bridges across campus

A Cornell mini-conference on climate change was designed to build bridges across disciplines and departments, so faculty and staff could learn what others are doing and collaborate.

Women firefighters can take the heat, but too few firehouses give them the chance, study finds

Fewer than 4 percent of the nation's firefighters are women, and more than half of paid fire departments have never hired a female firefighter, finds a new report issued by the ILR School's Institute for Women and Work. (May 5, 2008)

Skorton urges boost in science research funding at Senate Republican Conference meeting

Cornell President David Skorton participated in the meeting with other university leaders who are members of the Science Coalition, a national group that advocates for federal scientific research funding. (May 5, 2008)

A tree grows in White Plains: Blight-resistant chestnut honors Ezra Cornell and launches CCE White Plains project

A 12-foot, blight-resistant chestnut tree has recently been planted in a park in White Plains, N.Y., to honor Ezra Cornell and to launch a Cornell Cooperative Extension project to help restore the American chestnut tree to the state. (May 2, 2008)

American Academy of Arts and Sciences names four Cornell academics as fellows

Barbara Baird, John Guckenheimer, Carol Krumhansl and Peter Lepage join 186 other new fellows from the United States and 22 foreign honorary members this year. (May 1, 2008)

Planetary scientist Don Campbell named director of Cornell center that manages NSF's Arecibo Observatory

Astronomy professor Donald Campbell will succeed Robert Brown as director of the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center, the Cornell center that manages NSF's Arecibo Observatory, effective June 1. (May 1, 2008)

Max Zhang uses cities as air-quality laboratories, including Olympic city Beijing

The assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering studies the nanoparticles emitted from cars, trucks and power plants, and his latest 'lab' is Olympic city Beijing. (May 1, 2008)

Robert Kleinberg receives Microsoft Fellowship to help computers -- and maybe people -- make better decisions

The assistant professor of computer science plans to use his $200,000 grant either to bring in a new postdoctoral collaborator or to host an interdisciplinary symposium in his research area. (May 1, 2008)