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Skorton shares stage with Bill Clinton to offer students a four-step plan for activism

Speaking at the inaugural meeting of Bill Clinton's Clinton Global Intiative University in New Orleans on March 15, President David Skorton provided an outline for how universities can make a difference through committed action. (March 18, 2008)

Managed-care organizations are less effective in securing hospital discounts

Examining data for 1990 to 2003, Cornell Professor William White and other researchers found that discounts secured by managed-care organizations declined between 2001 and 2003. (March 13, 2008)

Skorton to join Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New Orleans, focused on addressing world problems

President Skorton will join college students, fellow university officials and global leaders seeking to effect change in the world, during the inaugural meeting of Clinton Global Initiative University. (March 12, 2008)

'All art is about what life feels like': The Skortons prove a point with readings on jazz, food, medicine, dogs and haiku

From poetry to recent nonfiction to haiku; from medicine to music to dogs: Cornell President David Skorton and wife Robin Davisson shared selections from their favorite reads at Tompkins County Public Library, March 9. (March 10, 2008)

Architecture studio to visit 2010 World Cup sites in Johannesburg, South Africa

A Cornell Master in Architecture program studio will visit the 2010 World Cup sites in conjunction with their design projects addressing the challenges of a global event for its host country.

$6 million research lab will produce ethanol and other biofuels from grasses and biomass

Construction has begun on a state-of-the art Biofuels Research Lab that will convert perennial grasses and woody biomass into ethanol thanks to a $10 million grant awarded to Professor Larry Walker. (March 6, 2008)

Cornell researchers win $3.7 million in grants to help create vibrant New York agricultural future

The 27 projects funded by the New York Farm Viability Institute are designed to produce measurable results at the farm level and create a vibrant and viable agricultural industry statewide. (March 6, 2008)

Cornell partners with Indian university to offer innovative degree in food science

Students at Cornell and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in India will study global issues related to food processing, technology, marketing and engineering. (March 6, 2008)

Rural preschoolers get short shrift in access to early education programs

Rural preschoolers in poor communities in New York state have significantly less access to quality early education programs than their urban and suburban counterparts, finds a new Cornell study. (March 3, 2008)