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2011-02-01 08:48:00

American Academy Study Proposes Ways to Strengthen Scientific Literacy in America CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly all American undergraduates take at least one science-related course in college. For many, this coursework marks their last engagement with formal science education. Yet the pace of scientific and technological change means that all adults must be prepared to learn and evaluate new science information after they leave schooling. College...

2011-01-20 13:16:00

Alliance with Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business will connect Elite Chinese Leaders with Cornell's world-class students and faculty ITHACA, N.Y., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management has announced the partnership with the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB), one of the leading business schools in China. Specific areas of collaboration will include MBA student exchange, a certificate program hosted by Johnson...

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2011-01-15 10:39:26

Conservation paleobiologists dig deep to solve today's ecological, evolutionary questions Conservation paleobiologists--scientists who use the fossil record to understand the evolutionary and ecological responses of present-day species to changes in their environment--are putting the dead to work. A new review of the research in this emerging field provides examples of how the fossil record can help assess environmental impacts, predict which species will be most vulnerable to environmental...

2011-01-15 00:00:44

-- International price intelligence company takes part in Americas Lodging Investment Summit -- Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) January 13, 2011 When the prestigious Cornell University School of Hotel Administration holds its annual reception at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) this month, it will be with the sponsorship of travel technology leader Lixto, Inc. Lixto, an international specialist in web data extraction and analysis, will serve as a gold sponsor and member of the planning...

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2011-01-05 07:39:51

The vaccine is poised to move quickly into human trials Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Cornell University have produced a long-lasting anti-cocaine immunity in mice by giving them a unique vaccine that combines bits of the common cold virus with a particle that mimics cocaine. In their study, published January 4, 2011, in the advanced online edition of Molecular Therapy, the researchers say this novel strategy might be the first to offer...

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2010-11-03 11:10:00

Men, women equally concerned about higher tuition, lower salaries; pattern will repeat in medicine, law fields Women now dominate the field of veterinary medicine "” the result of a nearly 40-year trend that is likely to repeat itself in the fields of medicine and law. That's the conclusion of a new study that found three factors that appear to be driving the change: the 1972 federal amendment that outlaws discrimination against female students; male applicants to graduate schools who...

2010-10-26 14:01:56

The human hand is an amazing machine that can pick up, move and place objects easily, but for a robot, this "gripping" mechanism is a vexing challenge. Opting for simple elegance, researchers from Cornell University, University of Chicago and iRobot have bypassed traditional designs based around the human hand and fingers, and created a versatile gripper using everyday ground coffee and a latex party balloon. They call it a universal gripper, as it conforms to the object it's grabbing rather...

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2010-10-25 07:05:00

Behavioral economics and school nutrition Don't ban it, move it. This is one conclusion of a new Cornell University study. In one set of schools, sales of fruit increased by 100% when it was moved to a colorful bowl. Salad bar sales tripled when the cart was placed in front of cash registers. These findings, which were presented Friday at the School Nutrition Association's New York conference, underscore the easiest way to lunchroom choices is to make an apple more convenient, cool, and...

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2010-09-28 06:20:00

By Robert Sanders, UC Berkeley Hydrodynamic model of spore plumes explains how plume gives spores an extra oomph Long before geese started flying in chevron formation or cyclists learned the value of drafting, fungi discovered an aerodynamic way to reduce drag on their spores so as to spread them as high and as far as possible. One fungus, the destructive Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, spews thousands of spores nearly simultaneously to form a plume that reduces drag to nearly zero and even creates...

2010-08-26 15:09:00

ITHACA, N.Y., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Andrew Karolyi, professor of Finance and Global Business at the S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, has been named an editor of the Review for Financial Studies (RFS). Founded by Society for Financial Studies in 1988, RFS is considered one of the top academic journals in Finance along with the Journal of Finance and the Journal of Financial Economics. (Logo:...