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From mazes to Mars and tropical forests, high schoolers build virtual worlds aided by Cornell student mentors

About 18 Cornell University students hired by the Cornell Theory Center for its SciFair outreach program serve as online mentors to middle and high school students across the nation to help them research, design and build virtual worlds based on such issues as Mars exploration and the human genome project. (December 07, 2005)

CU Winds to reach out to young musicians in Costa Rica

Children at a small rural music school in Costa Rica will receive like-new instruments and one-on-one lessons when the Cornell University Wind Ensemble tours there in January. (December 05, 2005)

Cornell's Torres organizes D.C. avian flu conference to strengthen collaborations among health and wildlife experts

Avian flu experts emphasized the importance of dialogue and coordination among people in public health, animal health and wildlife management as essential preparation for a possible avian influenza pandemic, during a conference organized by Cornell.

New Orleans actress-playwright Yvette Sirker tells prescient tale of hurricanes and hubris

The definitive Hurricane Katrina play was written three months before the storm hit. The play is "Pink Collar Crime" by New Orleans actress-playwright Yvette Sirker, Cornell Class of '84. (November 30, 2005)

And you thought home energy bills were getting steep ...

Higher energy prices, which have been affecting Cornell since July, are expected to continue through the winter. Members of the Cornell community are asked to help out by saving electricity. (November 29, 2005)

United Way campaign pledges are going up as donation jars go out

For the first time in about five years, United Way donation jars are being placed in Cornell facilities on campus and off. (November 29, 2005)

Cornell workshop in Geneva connects science with business

A pre-seed workshop at the newly opened Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park in Geneva, N.Y., gave entrepreneur wanabees some tools to bridge the gap between lab research and a start-up company. (November 23, 2005)

Cornell to co-host avian flu conference Nov. 30 in D.C.

Cornell University has teamed up with the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., to co-host a conference to create dialogues among public health, animal health and wildlife management experts from both government and the private sector. (November 23, 2005)

As power bills soar, Cornell is working to trim energy usage

The Cornell campus is facing a winter of challenge as energy costs soar. Over the next few weeks, Chronicle Online will be presenting stories showing the extent of rising costs and how the Cornell community can help to keep them under control. (November 16, 2005)