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Etiquette is still relevant and good for your health, too, stresses Cornell lecturer

Cornell lecturer Brian O. Earle spoke July 2 in the first talk in the summer lecture series sponsored by Cornell's School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions. (July 8, 2008)

Acting, singing and dancing for social change is part of new initiative at Cornell

The Center for Transformative Action (formerly CRESP) at Cornell has created the Performing Arts for Social Change, an initiative to make a social impact through theater, music and dance. (June 26, 2008)

Naming cabinet members pre-Convention would help presidential election process

The cure for what ails the American method of electing a president is a dose of parliament, says Ted Lowi, the John L. Senior Professor of American Institutions at Cornell. (June 25, 2008)

Institute explores how to help students surf the growing waves of good and not-so-good information

Cornell's first Summer Institute of the Undergraduate Information Competency Initiative, held June 16-20, explored how Cornell could restructure its curriculum and help students access information. (June 20, 2008)

Deputy Provost David Harris to present seminars on social inequality to alumni

David Harris, deputy provost and vice provost for the social sciences at Cornell, will present a discussion on poverty and inequality, 'Opportunity 101: What Affects Access,' June 18 in New York City. (June 12, 2008)

Faculty Institute for Diversity members take on task of diversifying curricula

The Cornell Faculty Institute for Diversity met June 1-4 to discuss ways to diversify Cornell's curriculum to address such issues as class, disability, ethnicity, gender, nationality, race, religion and sexual orientation. (June 10, 2008)

Garbage-truck traffic through Ithaca poses serious safety concerns, Cornell study shows

Garbage-truck traffic through Ithaca -- instead of on the surrounding interstates -- does not save truckers time or much money, and is causing safety issues for the community, a Cornell study shows. (June 9, 2008)

ISS fellowships free some of Cornell's top social scientists to pursue their research

The Institute for the Social Sciences at Cornell is hosting 11 faculty fellows as part of its new in-residence program, awarding each a $10,000 grant to pursue their research beginning in September. (June 9, 2008)

For U.S. foreign policy, change is on the way (maybe)

The next U.S. president will face the daunting task of re-establishing the nation's legitimacy on the global stage, said scholars in a reunion weekend roundtable. (June 7, 2008)