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2011-05-01 00:09:04

Elizabeth Threlkeld, a sophomore at Olin College of Engineering, has been named a Goldwater Scholar for the 2011-12 academic year. The Goldwater scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of its type in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering. Threlkeld, from Evergreen, Colo., is majoring in mathematical biology. Needham, MA (PRWEB) April 29, 2011 Elizabeth Threlkeld, a sophomore at Olin College of Engineering, has been named a Goldwater Scholar for the 2011-12 academic year. The...

2011-04-12 15:03:05

Weill Cornell researchers say that social context matters in the teaching of medicine and delivery of health care Medical educators need to be aware of the cultural context in which they teach because these outside forces can affect what is taught and how information is received by students. Drawing upon their experiences teaching medical students the same formal curriculum, researchers at the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York and in Doha, Qatar, urge other educators to pay attention...

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2011-04-11 14:00:07

When black holes slam into each other, the surrounding space and time surge and undulate like a heaving sea during a storm. This warping of space and time is so complicated that physicists haven't been able to understand the details of what goes on"”until now. "We've found ways to visualize warped space-time like never before," says Kip Thorne, Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus, at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). By combining theory with computer...

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2011-04-11 06:05:00

Does labeling food as organic mislead the brain into thinking it is better tasting and healthier than it actually is? Jenny Wan-Chen Lee, a graduate student in Cornell University, in New York, offers evidence that people may consume a higher amount of calories at fast-food restaurants that claim to serve 'healthier' foods, compared to the amount they eat at a typical burger bar. Lee asked 144 subjects at a local store to compare what they were told to be conventionally and organically...

2011-04-04 18:25:28

Dr. Antonio M. Gotto, a Leading Authority on Lipid Therapy and Cardiovascular Disease, and Other Physician-Scientists Are Available for Expert Commentary Available for expert commentary on the latest research findings presented at the 2011 American College of Cardiology Annual Meeting in New Orleans, April 2 to 5, is Dr. Antonio M. Gotto Jr., the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College and a recognized authority on lipid therapy and cardiovascular disease. Among those...

2011-03-22 12:53:00

Institute will align goals across research and practice and ensure Johnson's leadership position in today's critical growth areas of entrepreneurship and innovation ITHACA, N.Y., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University has announced the formation of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute (EII), which will act as a hub for entrepreneurial research, education and programmatic activities. The formation...

2011-03-16 00:00:31

Procurex Inc., a proven technology and procurement expert, proudly announces Cornell University's decision to enter into a membership contract through 2012. The Ivy League university pointed to substantial savings in electrical supplies through Procurex's cutting edge procurement system as the motivation for its decision. Erie, PA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 15, 2011 Cornell University, a private university in Ithaca, N.Y., and one of the most educationally diverse members of the Ivy League,...

2011-02-02 19:00:43

Fifteen members of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) gave presentations at the "Second Annual National Bed Bug Summit: Advancing Towards Solutions to the Bed Bug Problem," held by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington, DC, February 2, 2011. The meeting focused on what is being done to combat bed bugs, the importance of educating consumers, improvements in prevention and control techniques, controlling bed bugs in schools and public housing, and on the state of...

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...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.