BALTIMORE -- Carl Sagan, the David Duncan Professor of Astronomy and Space Sciences and director of the Laboratory for Planetary Studies at Cornell University, today (Feb. 10) received the 1995 AAAS Award for Public Understanding of Science and Technology.
A Cornell student has been hospitalized with suspected meningococcal disease. Initial tests indicate that the student, a 19-year-old female freshman, is suffering from meningococcemia, a severe bacterial infection in the bloodstream.
With more Americans retiring earlier yet living longer than ever before, the country has a growing number of vigorous adults who no longer are in their career jobs but are not old. They are in a life stage for which they and society are totally unprepared.
BALTIMORE -- Imitating state laws, some town and county governments in New York are reaffirming the practice of farming by enacting right-to-farm laws. The long-term practical effects of such laws are unclear, but farmers are also learning better strategies for getting along with their neighbors, a Cornell University agricultural economist says.
An economist at Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management said the engine carrying the world into the information age could stall if the for-profit sector takes too tight control of the Internet.