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Weill Cornell partners with Touch Foundation and Sanford Weill to train doctors in Tanzania

Weill Cornell has partnered with the Touch Foundation and Sanford Weill to train doctors in Tanzania in an effort to alleviate the health-care crisis gripping that country. (Jan. 25, 2008)

CU donates a record 82 tons of produce to area food banks

In 2007, Cornell's Homer C. Thompson Research Farm in Freeville donated a record 178,000 pounds -- or about 82 tons -- of fresh produce, more than double what the research farm gave away in 2004, to three local food banks. (Jan. 25, 2008)

Thanks to students, United Way campaign at Cornell exceeds goal

Enthusiastic student-based fundraising is credited for helping boost the Cornell campus portion of the 2007 United Way of Tompkins County campaign far above goals set by university organizers. (Jan. 24, 2008)

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 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)

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)

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)