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Cornell Hillel students reach out to Ukrainian Jews

Cornell Hillel students traveled to Ukraine June 15 for a nine-day service trip to serve elderly and disabled Jews, many of whom live in poverty. (July 24, 2008)

Cornell-initiated course promotes rice expertise for the developing world

The course, held at the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines, seeks to encourage bright, young scientists to consider careers bridging research with applications in developing nations. (July 17, 2008)

Green Party VP nominee holds Cornell graduate degree

Rosa A. Clemente, who received a master of professional studies degree from Cornell in 2002, has been named the 2008 vice presidential candidate by the Green Party. Her running mate is Cynthia McKinney. (July 16, 2008)

Chemicals from fires may increase risk of breast cancer in women firefighters

Many of the toxic chemicals that firefighters are exposed to can cause breast cancer, according to two Cornell researchers. (July 14, 2008)

Skorton to serve on Chronicle of Higher Ed/New York Times higher education cabinet

President David Skorton has accepted a position on the Chronicle of Higher Education/New York Times Higher Education Cabinet, a community of 57 college and university presidents and chancellors. (July 11, 2008)

Skorton to next U.S. president: Universities are effective diplomatic assets

In a new book of essays by higher education leaders, Cornell President David Skorton advises the next president of the United States to use American higher education to help solve world problems. (July 8, 2008)

Clinton praises CU green energy initiative but declines skateboard trial

The senator visited Syracuse's City Hall July 2 for an alternative energy forum featuring exhibits by the Cornell University Renewable Bioenergy Initiative and other sustainable energy projects. (July 3, 2008)

Cornell's Project Budbreak encourages citizens to study local effects of climate change

The Cornell project encourages concerned citizens to study the effects of global warming on plants in their own backyards. (July 3, 2008)

Quagga mussels threaten western U.S. water and electric plants, Cornell expert tells legislators

Pipe-clogging invasive mussels caused up to $1.5 billion in damage across 23 states between 1989 and 2007, said senior extension associate Chuck O'Neill told a House subcommittee, June 24. (July 1, 2008)