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."
What's in a name? The future of public transportation in Tompkins County, according to Barbara Blanchard, a member of the Tompkins County Board of Representatives and chair of the operations committee of the Ithaca-Tompkins Transit Center.
A computer program written by a Cornell University graduate student to help him read his mathematics texts is now helping visually impaired students across the country with their studies. Eventually it may speed the process of recording books for the blind and perhaps lead to an audio browser for the World Wide Web.
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.
Ten major locations throughout the middle Atlantic region and the Northeastern United States have set snowfall records this week, shattering record snowfall amounts set during the last 'Storm of the Century' in March 1993, according to climatologists at the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell.
The associate director of Cornell's Peace Studies Program was in Norway last month for the presentation of the 1995 Nobel Peace Prize, which went to London scientist Joseph Rotblat and the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, the organization over which Rotblat presides.