In a war against the European corn borer, a major pest of sweet corn, Cornell scientists have found that an army of tiny wasps, released just once and early in the season, can reduce damage to ears of corn by half.
Cornell will serve as one of the viewing sites for the 17th annual World Food Day teleconference, "Poverty and Hunger: The Tragic Link," featuring a conversation with Amartya Sen, winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics.
About three-quarters of middle-income, dual-earner couples in a study in upstate New York -- and almost all of those couples raising children -- "resist the demands of a greedy workplace" by scaling back their work commitments for the sake of their families and to have more discretionary time, according to a new Cornell study.
Apolo Nsibambi, prime minister of the Republic of Uganda, will speak at Cornell on Sept. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Anabel Taylor Hall auditorium. His talk is titled "Political Conditions for Economic Reform and Successful Adjustment in Africa."
The New York state apparel manufacturing industry ships $3.9 billion worth of apparel goods each year and employs more than 87,000 workers. A tip sheet on research and outreach conducted by the apparel faculty at Cornell.
While most Cornell seniors are stressing over resumes and graduate school applications, Daniel Cane '98 is concentrating on his company's first academic marketing conference at the end of next month. (Oct. 16, 1997)
The School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell has established the Jack Sheinkman Chair of Collective Bargaining in honor of the former president of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union.
Charles F. Knight, chairman and chief executive officer of Emerson Electric Co., will deliver the Hatfield Address on "American Industry Approaching the Millennium" Sept. 26 at 4:30 p.m. in Schwartz Auditorium of Rockefeller Hall.