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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)

Film and panel discussion at Cornell focus on destigmatizing mental illness

A Jan. 24 panel discussion at Cornell focused on the stigma of mental illness and how families cope when a member is diagnosed. (Jan. 29, 2008)

Ray Dalton recognized for multicultural professional service

Ray Dalton, executive director of Cornell's Office of Minority Educational Affairs, was recently awarded the William H. Myers Multicultural Professional Service Award for his work in multicultural affairs at Cornell. (Jan. 24, 2008)

The bride wore white and, maybe, less weight -- but study shows she may have gone to extremes for that svelte look

More than 70 percent of brides-to-be want to drop more than 20 pounds before the big day, reports a new Cornell study. Of those who want to lose weight, more than one-third use such extreme measures as diet pills, fasting or skipping meals to reach their goal.

New biography by CU professor details George Warren -- Warren Hall's namesake and key FDR adviser

In 'George F. Warren: Farm Economist,' Cornell Professor Emeritus Bernard 'Bud' F. Stanton details Warren's life and legacy as a key adviser to President Roosevelt and a leader in developing the field of farm management. (Jan. 21, 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)

Chaos and commerce: Researchers find that Colombia's violence has damaged the nation's economic growth

Wesley Sine and Shon Hiatt have spent the last few years studying the impact of violence on the small-business climate of Colombia, concluding that instability directly affects entrepreneurs' ability to prosper. (Jan. 10, 2008)