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New book co-authored by Cornell psychologist examines children's reliability in court

Are young children reliable witnesses in court? How easily are their memories distorted? How can interviewing techniques and repeated questioning affect children's reports of events? What can professionals do to elicit accurate testimony from children? These questions are explored in the new book, Jeopardy in the Courtroom: A Scientific Analysis of Children's Testimony, co-authored by award-winning developmental psychologists Stephen J. Ceci, Ph.D., of Cornell University and Maggie Bruck, Ph.D., of McGill University.

Helen Mohrmann is new director of information systems at Cornell

Helen T. Mohrmann, an expert in computer technology, will join Cornell University as director of administrative systems and distributed technologies effective Feb. 1.

Ann Stunden is appointed director of academic computing at Cornell

Ann Stunden joined Cornell's Information Technologies as director of support services and academic computing earlier this month (January). Stunden will work with academic and administrative units to assure that adequate support exists throughout Cornell to enable faculty and staff to use information technologies in pursuit of the university's academic mission.

Cornell to begin next phase of innovative cooling project

Cornell is moving to the next phase of an innovative plan to cool campus equipment and buildings using cold water from Cayuga Lake as a natural refrigerant, now that studies have shown the concept is environmentally and economically feasible. The plan, called lake source cooling, would use cold water from the bottom of Cayuga Lake to chill water from the campus, which then would be used for air conditioning and equipment cooling in Cornell buildings.

Cornell committee releases report on campus residential communities

A Cornell faculty and student committee is recommending that all freshman students have similar residential experiences as members of relatively small campus communities, including program houses.

Cornell's Henrik Dullea testifies at state senate hearing on 'Rethinking SUNY' on Jan. 23

The following testimony is scheduled to be delivered by Henrik N. Dullea, Cornell vice president for university relations, at a New York State Senate Committee on Higher Education hearing on "Rethinking SUNY." The hearing is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Morris Conference Center, State University of New York at Oneonta.

Chemical physicist Raphael D. Levine is Cornell professor-at-large

Continuing a tradition established in 1965, Cornell's Program for Andrew D. White Professors-at-Large will bring four distinguished scholars to campus this semester for formal and informal exchanges with faculty and students. Raphael D. Levine, the Max Born Professor of Natural Philosophy and chairman of the Fritz Haber Research Center for Molecular Dynamics at The Hebrew University.

Former dean launches innovative professional education program for school principals

Jerome M. Ziegler, former dean of Cornell's College of Human Ecology, is applying a lifetime of acquired knowledge and skills related to education and passing them on to school principals in an innovative professional education program.

New Victim Advocacy Program is provided for the Cornell community

The Victim Advocacy Program, a new Cornell University service, is now available to all members of the Cornell community. The position will function under the auspices of the University Ombudsmans Office. Danilee Poppensiek will serve as the victim advocate while continuing her assistant ombudsman duties.

Environmental risk of breast cancer is focus of a new Cornell program

A new synthesis and public-information program starting up at Cornell University will examine the environmental risk factors -- including exposure to chemical pesticides -- for breast cancer in women of New York and the United States. Prompted by concern from U.S. Sen. Alfonse D'Amato (R-N.Y.) about higher-than-average "clusters" of breast cancer in some regions of the state, the Cornell program will interpret and disseminate research information on both the established and suspected risk factors for the disease.

Conference is held in conjunction with Nazi film series by Cornell Cinema

A conference titled "Hollywood vs. Babelsberg: Nazi Entertainment Films" on Saturday, Jan. 27, at Cornell will explore the politics of film in the Third Reich within the broader context of an emerging entertainment industry.

Cornell trustees to meet in New York City Jan. 25 through 27

The Cornell University Board of Trustees will hold its first meeting of 1996 at the Cornell University Medical College in New York City Jan. 25 through 27.