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Public involvement is key to the success of Tcat redesign effort

With the help of Weslin Consulting Services, a national public transportation consulting firm, Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit is initiating a service and fare consolidation study. Currently, City of Ithaca, Tompkins County and Cornell transportation services are operated separately, with different fare structures.

Cornell student volunteers will go 'Into the Streets' Saturday, Oct. 4

Into the Streets, a student program of the Public Service Center at Cornell, is sponsoring its annual community public service day on Oct. 4, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nearly 400 Cornell students, faculty and staff will participate in public service projects throughout Tompkins County.

'Natural Areas' guide covers 3,000 acres in Cornell Plantations' 17 off-campus sites

Where to go to study rare freshwater sponges, find birds in a thorn thicket, watch monarch butterflies in a field of goldenrods and dozens of other educational/recreational opportunities are detailed in a new publication from Cornell Plantations, A Field Guide to Cornell's Off-Campus Natural Areas.

NYU education professor to present public lectures at Cornell

Joel Westheimer, an assistant professor in the School of Education at New York University and winner of the 1997 Millman Promising Scholar Award presented by Cornell University's Department of Education, will give three public presentations, Oct. 8 and 9, on the Cornell campus.

Federal labor officials and union leaders to attend National Partnership Council meeting at Cornell Oct. 8

Janice R. Lachance, deputy director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, will be joined by other Clinton administration officials and representatives of labor unions representing federal workers in a visit to Cornell on Oct. 8, for a meeting of the National Partnership Council.

Cornell Plantations' Cascadilla Gorge Trail reopens Oct. 21 with ribbon-cutting

Following months of repair and restoration work, Cornell Plantations officials will mark the reopening to the public of the Cascadilla Gorge Trail with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. at the College Avenue trail entrance.

New science fellowships will enhance Cornell's graduate programs

Cornell will enhance its graduate programs by offering 80 new fellowships, primarily in the sciences, to bring its total number of fellowships in these areas to 100 in the 1998-99 academic year, President Hunter Rawlings announced today (Oct. 1).

Edward Hopper painting is donated to Cornell's Johnson Museum

The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell has announced the acquisition of a painting by noted American artist Edward Hopper. The painting, titled Monhegan Landscape, was donated to the museum by Cornell alumnus Herbert Gussman '33 of Tulsa, Okla., a Presidential Councillor.

Representatives of film and digital arts industry visit Cornell Oct. 3 to offer insights on a new academic program

Representatives from various California digital arts and film production companies, including DreamWorks, will meet with representatives of the College of Architecture, Art and Planning this weekend to discuss the merits of a new academic program on digital arts.

New book for parents on choosing quality child care is co-authored by Cornell expert on early childhood and child care

To help parents make sensible and trustworthy choices in the potentially overwhelming world of child care options, a Cornell expert has co-authored a new handbook that gives parents the tools to collect and assess information on child care.

Female worker wasps stuff males into nest cells to keep them from eating food needed by developing larvae

When female wasps return to the colony after foraging, some females initiate aggressive encounters with males and stuff them -- head first -- into empty nest cells, according to Cornell research reported in the Oct. 2 issue of the scientific journal Nature.

Bright days, cool nights help create autumnal splendor, says Cornell plant physiologist

How leaves turn from green into colorful, autumnal splendor is known, but scientists have plenty of room to discuss how weather contributes to the leaves' autumnal vibrancy. "Science agrees on the mechanism of fall color, but there is debate as to what precedes it," said Peter J. Davies, Cornell professor of plant physiology.