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Children show how a waterfall might power a TV in LEGO event at Cornell

About 90 children, ages 6 through 9, attended the Junior FIRST LEGO League Expo, Jan. 26, in Duffield Hall. The event was intended to give the children an experience in engineering that was both fun and educational. (Jan. 29, 2008)

At soup kitchens, clothing centers and shelters, alums, <br />staff and students pitch in to show that Cornell Cares

More than 300 Cornell volunteers helped at soup kitchens, community centers, homeless shelters and other projects, led in many instances by current students, as part of the 'Big Red in the Big Apple' celebration. (Jan. 28, 2008)

Grapes of gnash: Pomace, the residue of red winemaking, may help prevent tooth decay

New research shows that both red wine grapes and winemaking residue contain substances that may help prevent cavities by interfering with the ability of bacteria to contribute to cavities.

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)