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Cornell Council for the Arts awards 26 students and staff with grants

The Cornell University Council for the Art has awarded more than $11,000 to 26 Cornell students and staff members to support a variety of art projects, including fashion design and photography.

Simply smashing: Heavy rains deluge Atlantic City, N.J., with new records

Several precipitation records belonging to Atlantic City, N.J., were flooded out of the history books in August, while many parts of the Northeast region remained dry, according to the climatologists at the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell. The Atlantic City rain event of August 20-21 deluged the area with 13.52 inches.

When young children are interviewed repeatedly, some begin to believe the fictitious event they are asked about

ITHACA, N.Y. -- When preschool children were asked weekly about whether a fictitious event had ever happened to them, more than half the 3- and 4-year-old children by the tenth week reported that it had and provided cogent details, according to a Cornell University study. Even more surprising, however, is that more than one-quarter of the children could not be convinced the event never occurred when the researchers and their parents explained that the events never occurred. Furthermore, professionals who specialize in interviewing children could not distinguish between children telling false or true accounts when they were shown videotapes of the children's "recollections."

Merck CEO to give Hatfield Lecture at Cornell Sept. 25

Raymond V. Gilmartin, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Merck & Co., will deliver the Hatfield Address on "America's Leadership in Pharmaceutical Research: How Can We Keep Winning?" on Sept. 25 at 4:30 p.m. in Schwartz Auditorium of Rockefeller Hall.

Cornell's School of Continuing Education offers a short course for nonprofit agency professionals

Effective leadership is critical to the success of most nonprofit organizations, which are faced with stagnant or shrinking budgets yet numerous demands on their resources.

Ceremony during Princeton-Cornell football game Sept. 20 will honor Pop Warner

During halftime of Cornell's home football game with Princeton University on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Schoellkopf Field, there will be a ceremony honoring a Cornell and American football coaching legend - Glenn Scobey "Pop" Warner.

Millions served (birdseed) as Cornell's Project FeederWatch begins second decade

ITHACA, N.Y. -- The best place to go eye-to-eye with a dark-eyed junco -- or to be eaten out of house and home by a hungry house finch while becoming comfortable with a downy Woodpecker -- could be your backyard, kitchen window or balcony bird feeder. Statisticians at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, where the world's largest citizen science program, Project FeederWatch, is based, have just released the 1997 Top 10 List of Feeder Birds. The annual list is used by professional ornithologists to track trends in bird populations. Just as interested are the more than 11,000 registered FeederWatchers and thousands of other backyard "birders" who compare their findings with others' across North America.

Efforts in mentoring underrepresented groups in math and science are recognized at White House ceremony on Sept. 11

Carlos Castillo-Chavez was awarded a 1997 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring at a White House ceremony on Sept. 11.

Crane will lift 20-ton steeple into place week of Sept. 22

Cornell's skyline will boast another tower when Olive Tjaden Hall, located on Cornell's Arts Quad, has its steeple restored as part of the building's $7.5 million renovation project. The 30-foot, 20-ton steeple currently is being built on the ground adjacent to Tjaden Hall.

Cornell Labor Expert to Address Congressional Teach-In Sept. 11

Kate Bronfenbrenner, director of education research at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University, is scheduled to participate in a Congressional Teach-In Thursday, Sept. 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Caucus Room of the Cannon House Office in Washington, D.C.

New York's top research universities bring $1.2 billion into the state

Faculty at New York's leading research universities brought $1.2 billion in federal research grants into the state in 1996, which resulted in support for an estimated 42,444 full- and part-time jobs statewide, according to a survey.

Cornell conference Sept. 19 and 20 examines the status of black studies programs worldwide

Twenty-five scholars from the Caribbean, South America and Africa will examine the status of black studies programs abroad at a conference presented by the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell, Sept. 19 and 20.