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Hot potatoes spark excitement for chemistry among area fourth-graders

Several members of Alpha Chi Sigma, Cornell's chemistry fraternity, went to Belle Sherman Elementary School, Feb. 11 and 12, to teach the children about batteries and metals. (Feb. 19, 2008)

Inventor wins IPM award for rugged farm weather stations

John Leggett, of Canterbury, N.H., received an Excellence in Integrated Pest Management Award from the New York State IPM Program at Cornell for development of automated weather instruments. (Feb. 14, 2008)

Cornell engineering students break down science of water plant technology for Hondurans

Engineering students on the AguaClara Project Team pitched the idea of a water plant to the town of Ciudad Espana during the students' two-week stay in Honduras, Jan. 4-20. (Feb. 13, 2008)

Paying it forward: Jonathan Feldman '08 establishes <br />United Way internship for local high schoolers

Senior Jonathan Feldman has established the Stephen E. Garner Summers of Service Scholarships, and he is donating $1,500 annually to fund one of the scholarships. (Feb. 13, 2008)

N.Y. forest owners' vital role recognized with Cooperative Extension's woodlands management initiative

Cornell Cooperative Extension is launching the Regional Forestry Initiative in 13 New York counties to help more forest owners better manage their arboreal holdings. (Feb. 13, 2008)

CU student think tank drafts public policy to submit to legislators

The Cornell chapter of the Roosevelt Institution, a student-run think tank, held an expo Feb. 7 to present their proposed public policies on democracy, community development and criminal justice. (Feb. 12, 2008)

Cornellians confer at Boston Mosaic

Alumni, faculty and members of the incoming Class of 2012 attended the Cornell Mosaic conference, which offers Cornellians, particularly African-American, Latino and Asian alumni, opportunities to network and keep current on Cornell events. (Feb. 7, 2008)

Pinstrup-Andersen pioneers a program to take issues of hunger and poverty to their global grassroots

World Food Prize laureate and Cornell professor Per Pinstrup-Andersen's course takes a social entrepreneurial approach to world food policy, and he is training educators worldwide on how to the use materials to run participatory courses. (Feb. 6, 2008)

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell creates world-class cancer center

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center has expanded its cancer program into a new center dedicated to advancing research, prevention and treatment of the disease with multidisciplinary collaborations. (Feb. 6, 2008)