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.
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.
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.
To offer a healthful alternative to the 1992 U.S. Food Guide Pyramid, Cornell and Harvard University researchers have teamed up with other experts to unveil an official Asian Diet Pyramid. (January 1996)
Cornell astronomers, observing what they call "the most boring, average galaxy" they could find, have discovered some unusual mechanics: counter-rotating stars in a spiral galaxy. About 80 percent of the stars in the galaxy NGC 4138 - mostly older stars - are rotating in a direction opposite to the younger stars and a huge cloud of hydrogen gas encircling the galaxy.
Scientists hoping to produce super-tough, bio-inspired fibers are a step closer with a new model for the molecular arrangement of spider silk, proposed by Cornell University researchers in the Jan. 5 issue of the journal Science. Alexandra H. Simmons, Carl A. Michal and Lynn W. Jelinski reported their findings in the article, "Molecular Orientation and Two-component Nature of the Crystalline Fraction of Spider Dragline Silk."
Family businesses make critical contributions to the national economy and to family well-being. To determine what directions research on entrepreneurs, families in business and family businesses should take and to help enhance the viability of family businesses, the newly established Cornell Family Business Research Institute is hosting a conference March 17 to 19 in New York City.
The Truest Pleasure reads as naturally as if it were an autobiography. 'Like a fireside chat,' writes one reviewer in Southern Living magazine. But it took six manuscripts to get it right, says award-winning poet and novelist Robert Morgan of his latest work.
To help advance the careers of women in academia, the President's Council of Cornell Women is offering grants to support the completion of dissertations and research leading to tenure and promotion. The deadline for application for the grants, which can be in any subject, is Feb. 16. Eligible applicants include Cornell women who are either Ph.D. students or assistant or associate professors.
After 10 days of digging out from the Blizzard of '96, temperatures across the northeastern and middle Atlantic regions of the United States have begun to rise in what folklore calls the "January Thaw."