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Honored literary scholar M.H. Abrams continues his labors (of love)

Having his acclaimed book of literary criticism, "The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition," ranked as No. 25 in the Modern Library's list of the 100 best nonfiction books written in English during the past 100 years doesn't seem to have fazed M.H. (Mike) Abrams.

June 18 ceremonies in Dominican Republic mark start of Cornell University Biodiversity Laboratory at Punta Cana

Officials from the Dominican Republic and Cornell will celebrate the groundbreaking for a multipurpose facility -- a biodiversity laboratory for undergraduate students and a distance-learning center for scholars of the Caribbean nation.

Cornell Hotel School grad Julie Margolin grew up in Westchester, but her interests are Universal

Julie Margolin, the daughter of Yonkers residents Barbara and Arthur Margolin in Westchester County, is the top winner of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration's prestigious 1999 Drown Prize.

Pittsburgh resident Amber Seligson wins national fellowship

When Pittsburgh resident Amber Seligson, a Cornell doctoral student in government, first heard she'd been awarded a national predissertation fellowship from the Social Science Research Council, she said, "I was thrilled. It's extremely hard to get."

Awards program is named in honor of alumnae Lilyan Affinito and Patricia Carry Stewart

The President's Council of Cornell Women (PCCW), an alumnae group that serves as an advisory council to the university's president, has awarded its 1999 research grants to four women faculty members and six graduate students.

Northeast suffers worsening drought: extreme in Maryland, severe in areas of Delaware, West Virginia and New Jersey

From the mountains of West Virginia to the shores of the northern Chesapeake Bay, drought conditions grip the middle Atlantic states. According to climate statistics released today, the drought shows signs of worsening, according to climatologists at the Northeast Regional Climate Center.

A list of pre-eminent public speakers includes Lani Guinier and Fredric Jameson

Lani Guinier, Houston Baker and Stanley Fish are among more than a dozen prominent guest speakers who will present public talks as part of the 1999 summer session of the School of Criticism and Theory.

Voracious viburnum leaf beetles have munched their way south from Lake Ontario to Ithaca, Cornell entomologists say

For the ravenous viburnum leaf beetle, a relentless southern march continues. The beetle (Pyrrhalta viburni) was found in the Ithaca and surrounding areas late last month by a Cornell University entomologist.

Alumni return to campus for Cornell Reunion 1999, June 10-13

Old friends, familiar haunts and updated memories await more than 5,500 Cornell University alumni and guests returning to campus for the university's Reunion 1999 weekend, June 10-13.

Crisis of disappearing U.S. farmers is outlined by Cornell researcher at Keep America Growing Conference

PHILADELPHIA -- In a plenary address June 7 at the Keep America Growing Conference at the Adam's Mark Hotel, Charles C. Geisler, a Cornell University professor of rural sociology, will outline the crisis of disappearing small farms in a talk, "Working Lands and Working People: Coupling Smart Growth with Smart Ownership."

Booklet helps assess how 'liveable' a community is for older people

More than 80 percent of America's seniors say they want to remain at home as they age. Their degree of independence, however, depends largely on their community's features and services.

Radar provides first 3-D views of moon's frigid poles, indicating sites for ice deposits, say Cornell astronomers

The hidden poles of the moon have been revealed by Cornell's and Jet Propulsion Laboratory researchers working with the radar antennas of NASA's Deep Space Network at Goldstone, Calif.