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Rural preschoolers get short shrift in access to early education programs

Rural preschoolers in poor communities in New York state have significantly less access to quality early education programs than their urban and suburban counterparts, finds a new Cornell study. (March 3, 2008)

Business as usual not an option for rescuing world food system, says Cornell's Pinstrup-Andersen

The global food system is in disarray: Prices of fuel and food are skyrocketing; weather is wreaking havoc; and subsidies are misdirected. There is an urgent need for new policy priorities, says Per Pinstrup-Andersen in a Cornell Perspectives piece. (March 3, 2008)

ILR Oral History Project documents unsung heroes of the struggle against alcoholism in the workplace

The video testimonies of four recovering alcoholics, all pioneers in the field of alcohol abuse prevention in the workplace, lend an authentic voice to the ILR School's Oral History Project. (Feb. 29, 2008)

AAAS session debates pitfalls and hidden costs of making online research articles freely available

Open access to peer-reviewed journals was a hot topic for Cornell researchers speaking at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting, Feb. 14-18. (Feb. 21, 2008)

Cornell engineering conference in March to focus on sustainable energy

The 25th annual Cornell Engineering Alumni Association Conference, March 28-29, will focus on alternative energy research and economics. (Feb. 21, 2008)

New York small businesses receive JumpStart awards

Three businesses in New York state have been selected to receive JumpStart awards with the Cornell Center for Materials Research for this semester. (Feb. 21, 2008)

DiSalvo named fellow of Materials Research Society

Frank J. DiSalvo, the J.A. Newman Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and director of Cornell's Center for a Sustainable Future, has been named a fellow of the Materials Research Society. (Feb. 21, 2008)

Kleinberg, Liepe receive Sloan fellowships

Cornell faculty members Robert Kleinberg, assistant professor of computer science, and Matthias Liepe, assistant professor of physics, have been awarded fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. (Feb. 20, 2008)

Vet College scientists aid investigation of why bats in Northeast are mysteriously dying

First it was bees that were mysteriously dying. Now it's bats. To help diagnose the problem, NYDEC scientists are sending samples to Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine. (Feb. 20, 2008)