Andrew D. White, first president of Cornell University, was a bookish man -- a scholar who knew, loved and collected books. Though the university's founder, Ezra Cornell, was not bookish, he appreciated the value and necessity of assembling a proper library for the students and faculty of the university that was to bear his name.
A major collection of previously undocumented papers from U.S. presidents and other political leaders of the 18th and 19th centuries has been donated to Cornell Library by a current student. The collection includes a number of letters written by John and Abigail Adams, the nation's second presidential couple.
Cornell President Hunter Rawlings announced Wednesday that the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Inge T. Reichenbach as vice president for alumni affairs and development, effective immediately.
While many businesses in the early 1990s were faltering, franchising steadily grew 6 to 8 percent every year and reaped an annual income of more than $760 billion. "If franchising continues to grow at its current rate, franchises will account for one-half of all retail sales by the turn of the century," says Mike Powers.
Cornell's Community Report and Campus Events publication is being mailed this week to more than 36,000 households in Tompkins County. The 12-page report includes an expanded calendar, including cultural, performing arts and athletic events on campus.
Cornell University, the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research Inc. and the USDA's Agricultural Research Service will host the Cornell Community Conference on Biological Control, April 11 to 13, 1996, on the Cornell campus.
The work in wood of Elfriede Abbe, illustrator, printer and sculptor, is being celebrated in an exhibition at Cornell's Carl A. Kroch Library through March 27. The exhibition encompasses Abbe's private press books, wood block prints and wood sculpture from 1950 to 1994.
BALTIMORE -- Medical researchers who want to study the microscopic distributions of key proteins, DNA, messenger signals, metabolic states and molecular mobility have a new tool that can show the activity and behavior of living cells under a variety of conditions.