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Engineering teams create cutting-edge designs while honing entrepreneurial skills

Sixteen student project teams in the College of Engineering hone their entrepreneurial skills by building vehicles and other projects to enter national competitions. (April 3, 2008)

Ethnic co-existence in Kenya is critical for harmony, say panelists in forum on understanding tribal warfare

Panelists discuss Kenya's tribal warfare, politics and elections in a forum in conjunction with Heal Kenya, a campaign at Cornell to raise money to help Kenyans displaced by ethnic violence. (April 2, 2008)

Big Red Relief sponsors panel on Iraq refugees April 8 and benefit concert April 11

Cornell's Big Red Relief will host a panel discussion of experts about Iraqi refugees on April 8 and a benefit concert April 11 in Bailey Hall to aid those refugees. (April 2, 2008)

Retirees on the move are 'grey gold' and a bit of the blues for rural towns, Cornell research finds

Retirees who move to rural areas often have a positive impact on local economies, but they also drive up housing prices and can have other negative effects, Cornell research finds. (March 26, 2008)

Higher education should not be seen as interest group, but as problem solver, Skorton tells national media

President David Skorton tells national reporters that higher education, especially in science and math, must be looked at as a problem solver and not as a separate interest group. (March 24, 2008)

Humanity must work as a team to reduce global warming, philosophy professor warns

About 20 area schoolteachers attended a workshop at Cornell March 14 to learn ways to teach climate change from a global perspective. (March 18, 2008)

Skorton shares stage with Bill Clinton to offer students a four-step plan for activism

Speaking at the inaugural meeting of Bill Clinton's Clinton Global Intiative University in New Orleans on March 15, President David Skorton provided an outline for how universities can make a difference through committed action. (March 18, 2008)

Old landmines threaten lives and U.S. international relations, says Nobel laureate Rae McGrath

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Rae McGrath spoke in a class March 13 about the profound impact that abandoned weapons have on civilians and the responsibility of countries to clear such countries as Afghanistan of old explosives. (March 14, 2008)

Managed-care organizations are less effective in securing hospital discounts

Examining data for 1990 to 2003, Cornell Professor William White and other researchers found that discounts secured by managed-care organizations declined between 2001 and 2003. (March 13, 2008)