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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.