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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)

Cornell to study garbage truck traffic in Tompkins County

At the request of the Upstate Citizens Safety Task Force, the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs will conduct a study on the impact of heavy trucks transporting garbage along New York State Route 89. (Jan. 10, 2008)

Two Ph.D. students receive Kauffman Foundation awards

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has awarded Kelly Patterson and Sarah Thebaud, Cornell doctoral students who are studying entrepreneurship, 2008 Kauffman Dissertation Fellowships of $20,000 each. (Jan. 4, 2008)

Bird watchers set a new record: Great Backyard Bird Count participants tally millions of birds

In just four days in February, participants in the annual bird count tallied more than 11 million birds across the United States and Canada and submitted a record-breaking number of checklists. (March 30, 2007)

New study examines interracial marriage and cohabitation patterns among America's diverse black populations

Breaking away from previous marriage and cohabitation studies that treated the U.S. black population as a monolithic culture, a new Cornell study finds significant variations in interracial marriage statistics among American-born blacks and black immigrants from the Caribbean and Africa.

The sound of a word tells us something about how it is used, Cornell study shows

A new Cornell study describes a series of linguistic experiments showing that the sounds (phonology) of a word can indicate whether it is a noun or a verb. An article on the subject will appear in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Joel Porte, leading authority on the works of Emerson, dies at 72

Internationally renowned scholar of American literature and Emerson specialist Joel Porte died June 1 at age 72. (June 30, 2006)

Child soldiers coerced into military conflicts are barrier to peace process, two Cornell researchers assert

As long as children continue to be coerced into militias, peace talks in those countries to settle armed conflicts are unlikely, assert two Cornell University researchers. (June 9, 2006)