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Honduran water plant designed by Cornell students is handed over to a grateful village

For 18 Cornell students who were spending Jan. 4 to 20 in Honduras working on water plants in small villages, it was perhaps the sweetest moment of all witnessing the ceremonial handover of a completed project. (Jan. 23, 2008)

Promoting local foods is paying off, CU research shows

Duncan Hilchey of Cornell's Community and Rural Development Institute says northern New York is selling more food directly to consumers, but more needs to be done. (Jan. 22, 2008)

Cornell partners with other schools to promote New York's solar energy industry

Cornell will join five other universities in providing research support to The Solar Energy Consortium. This research partnership between colleges and solar energy companies will help advance New York's solar industry. (Jan. 18, 2008)

Charge drivers to use roads rather than boost gas taxes, Cornell's Geddes urges Congress

Don't upgrade the nation's transportation system by boosting gas taxes, but charge drivers directly for using specific roads at specific times, says Cornell's Rick Geddes, a member of a federal commission. (Jan. 18, 2008)

Cornell undergrads on winter break are forced to flee Kenya in wake of election violence

Eight Cornell undergrads and their staff leader were caught in the cross hairs of post-election violence in Kenya over the winter break, forcing them to leave the country in a tense, 40-mile journey to the Ugandan border. (Jan. 18, 2008)

Genetic discovery can boost the provitamin A content of Africa's maize

A new study has identified a set of genetic variants in maize that accounts for levels of vitamin A precursors among varieties. The discovery could lead to at least tripling provitamin A levels in maize in Africa, where millions go blind due to vitamin A deficiency. (Jan. 17, 2008)

Cornell to share $5.5 million federal grant with Yale for study of major cereal crops

Cornell and Yale universities will share a $5.5 million, four-year grant from the National Science Foundation for research to better understand the biology of rice, maize and sorghum, among other crops. (Jan. 16, 2008)

Cornell to study garbage truck traffic in Tompkins County

At the request of the Upstate Citizens Safety Task Force, the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs will conduct a study on the impact of heavy trucks transporting garbage along New York State Route 89. (Jan. 10, 2008)

Cornell Cares Day unites students, alums for a day of community service

Alumni and Cornell students came together in 17 U.S. cities and in Shanghai, China, Jan. 5-6, for Cornell Cares Day, tackling community service projects and connecting with other Cornellians. (Jan. 9, 2008)