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Franco-German Green Party leader Daniel Cohn-Bendit to speak Nov. 11

Daniel Cohn-Bendit's Nov. 11 talk, "Quo vadis Europe: the Franco-German Dialogue in the European Community," is the advance keynote presentation for "Franco-German Relations and the New Europe," Nov. 19. (November 9, 2005)

Enlightened leadership requires training, says author Clint Sidle

What's needed as a corrective to harmful self-interest is principled leadership that cares about the greater good, says Cornell University's Clint Sidle, author of "The Leadership Wheel: Five Steps for Achieving Individual and Organizational Greatness."

'Will Boys Be Boys?' The many faces of adolescent masculinity at the Johnson

A new exhibition, "Will Boys Be Boys? Questioning Adolescent Masculinity in Contemporary Art," now through Jan. 8 at the Johnson Museum, explores, deconstructs and redefines "boy-ness" as a socially determined identity. (November 04, 2005)

Interracial relationships are on the increase in U.S., but decline with age, Cornell study finds

Interracial relationships and marriages are becoming more common in the United States, according to a new Cornell University study. (Nov. 2, 2005)

Shawkat Toorawa's remarkable publishing year

A combination of hard work, revisions of earlier writings, coincidence and swift turnarounds in publication led to Shawkat Toorawa's remarkable coup of four books in one academic year (November 01, 2005)

Judith Butler, eminent gender theorist, to give two public lectures

Berkeley's Judith Butler will give two public talks during her first visit as A.D. White Professor-at-Large, Nov. 9-11. (November 1, 2005)

Baby has the beat but quickly loses the ability to detect alien rhythms, studies find

Babies can recognize unfamiliar musical rhythms far more readily than adults, report Cornell University and University of Toronto researchers. (Aug. 15, 2005)

Mental processing is continuous, not like a computer

The theory that the mind works like a computer, in a series of distinct stages, was an important steppingstone in cognitive science, but it has outlived its usefulness, concludes a new Cornell University study. (June 27, 2005)

Study links warm offices to fewer typing errors and higher productivity

Chilly workers not only make more errors but cooler temperatures could increase a worker's hourly labor cost by 10 percent, estimates Alan Hedge, professor of design and environmental analysis and director of Cornell's Human Factors and Ergonomics Laboratory.