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Climbing class offered for staff, faculty, community

Cornell Outdoor Education has designed a 'Learn to Climb' program specifically for Cornell staff, faculty, families and the local community. (March 25, 2008)

Maple weekends could be two months earlier by 2080, say Cornell researchers studying effects of climate on industry

This year, Maple Weekend is March 29-30, but by 2080, it could be as early as Jan. 29-30 in northern New York, say climate change experts. (March 24, 2008)

Professor's biodegradable-composite company draws skateboard firm to Ithaca

Thanks to innovative research by Cornell's Anil Netravali, Comet Skateboards is making completely biodegradable boards. The company has since moved its manufacturing operation to Ithaca. (March 19, 2008)

Humanity must work as a team to reduce global warming, philosophy professor warns

About 20 area schoolteachers attended a workshop at Cornell March 14 to learn ways to teach climate change from a global perspective. (March 18, 2008)

Wanted: Volunteers to measure rain, sleet and snow in their backyards

State weather watchers are looking for amateur weather buffs to measure and record the daily precipitation that falls in their backyards. Training for volunteers will be held March 29 at Cornell. (March 18, 2008)

Skorton shares stage with Bill Clinton to offer students a four-step plan for activism

Speaking at the inaugural meeting of Bill Clinton's Clinton Global Intiative University in New Orleans on March 15, President David Skorton provided an outline for how universities can make a difference through committed action. (March 18, 2008)

Managed-care organizations are less effective in securing hospital discounts

Examining data for 1990 to 2003, Cornell Professor William White and other researchers found that discounts secured by managed-care organizations declined between 2001 and 2003. (March 13, 2008)

Skorton to join Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New Orleans, focused on addressing world problems

President Skorton will join college students, fellow university officials and global leaders seeking to effect change in the world, during the inaugural meeting of Clinton Global Initiative University. (March 12, 2008)

'All art is about what life feels like': The Skortons prove a point with readings on jazz, food, medicine, dogs and haiku

From poetry to recent nonfiction to haiku; from medicine to music to dogs: Cornell President David Skorton and wife Robin Davisson shared selections from their favorite reads at Tompkins County Public Library, March 9. (March 10, 2008)