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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)

John Doris, founding director of Family Life Development Center, dies; memorial lecture series is launched

Cornell will inaugurate the John L. Doris Memorial Lecture Series in honor of the founding director of the Family Life Development Center in the College of Human Ecology, who died Jan. 22 at age 84. (March 7, 2008)

One-third of men have endured the painful procedure -- all for evolutionary purpose, says researcher

The reason that almost 25 percent of indigenous societies practice some form of male genital cutting may be to reduce pregnancies from extramarital sex and reduce conflict among men, says researcher. (March 6, 2008)

In Human Ecology's Hong Kong exchange program, space and the future take on new meanings for Ithaca students

In an exchange program between Cornell's College of Human Ecology and Hong Kong's Polytechnic University, space and the future take on new meanings for Ithaca students. (March 6, 2008)

Duffield makes room for BOOM

The annual BOOM exhibition in Duffield Atrium displayed computing projects from programmers, engineers, social scientists and artists. (March 6, 2008)

Liberation, not just equality, is goal of activism, asserts lesbian activist Amber Hollibaugh

Liberation, not equality, should be the goal of social justice, asserted Amber Hollibaugh, an activist for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, in Cornell's Lewis auditorium, March 4. (March 5, 2008)

New courses teach food science and business majors leadership and team-building skills

Two new courses for food science and undergraduate business majors teach leadership and team-building skills with help from Cornell's Team and Leadership Center. (March 4, 2008)

Rural preschoolers get short shrift in access to early education programs

Rural preschoolers in poor communities in New York state have significantly less access to quality early education programs than their urban and suburban counterparts, finds a new Cornell study. (March 3, 2008)