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Charles Van Loan, the creator of 'Programming for Poets,'will chair Cornell's computer science department

Charles Van Loan, the Joseph C. Ford Professor of Engineering at Cornell University, has been named the new chair of the university's Department of Computer Science.

Breast cancer risk program reaches out to rural women with interactive display from Cornell University

The Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors reaches out to rural women with an interactive display from Cornell. The display makes its premiere appearance Aug. 11 at Empire Farm Days in Seneca Falls.

Susan Piliero appointed director of the Center for Learning and Teaching

Susan Piliero, associate professor in the Department of Education, is the new director of the Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT) at Cornell. She was appointed in July.

$5,000 grant part of White House initiative to support university public outreach projects

'Mind and Memory,' a popular public lecture series and undergraduate course, has received a $5,000 grant from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The grant will help support the 'Mind and Memory' series, directed by Diane Ackerman under the aegis of the Society for the Humanities.

National Science Foundation funding launches Nanobiotechnology Center at Cornell

An agreement by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund a Cornell University-based consortium of institutions will help to establish the new Nanobiotechnology Center (NBTC) here. NSF funding over a five-year period could reach $19 million.

First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton will visit Cornell on July 31

First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton will visit the campus of Cornell on July 31 as part of her upstate New York swing to explore running for the U.S. Senate. The visit, hosted by Cornell's New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, will be a 'listen-in' discussion on farming and agriculture issues.

Cornell researchers use physical laws to simulate protein folding

Researchers at Cornell have had their best success yet in simulating the folding of a protein solely from the physical laws that govern the behavior of its atoms.

Cornell computer scientists, librarians collaborate on system to manage digital collections

Cornell's computer scientists and librarians will form an unusual partnership to develop better ways to manage and ensure the integrity of documents and other data in the digital library of the future.

Minor planet joins the Ivy League: now it's officially 'asteroid Cornell'

It's a piece of celestial real estate," the asteroid's discoverer, astronomer Ted Bowell, told celebrants Sunday at the opening ceremony of the International Conference on Asteroids, Comets and Meteors (ACM) being hosted at the university.

First Internet course on canine genetics is offered by Cornell University

Science educators at Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences hope dog-lovers can sit-and-stay by their computers for six weeks. That's how long it takes to complete a new home-study course on canine genetics via the Internet.

Cornell's nutrition education program celebrates 30 years of improving lives for one million New Yorkers

When Charlie Rockhill, a single father of two young teen-agers, lost his job after a back injury, his income plummeted to $148 a week, which he supplemented with $86 a month in food stamps.

At age 92 astronomer Fred Whipple is joining NASA space team to explore three comets in 2002

At 92 years of age, Fred Whipple, the noted Harvard astronomer who fathered the phrase 'dirty snowball' to describe comets, has been named to serve on a NASA space mission team.