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2009-10-20 06:30:00

ITHACA, N.Y., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Human resources professionals can now earn nine graduate credits from the ILR School at Cornell University in fewer than nine months with ILR's new online Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090311/NY82145LOGO ) "More and more, HR professionals are being asked to play a larger role in providing strategic leadership and helping to manage change," said Harry C. Katz, Kenneth F. Kahn Dean,...

2009-09-25 09:19:24

Dr. Jiwoong Park of Cornell University, who receives funding for basic research from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), is investigating carbon nanostructures that may some day be used in electronic, thermal, mechanical and sensing devices for the Air Force. "Devices that are required in many of the Air Force missions are somewhat different from commercial ones in the sense that they are often exposed to harsh environments while maintaining their maximum performance," Park...

2009-09-14 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg and David Letterman joined Ronald O. Perelman, chairman of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, Inc., and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital President and CEO Dr. Herbert Pardes at a ceremony today officially opening the new Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, an innovative center offering comprehensive, world-class cardiovascular care and heart health education to New Yorkers...

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2009-09-06 08:15:00

Researchers in New York are breeding colonies of ladybugs from those found by scientists in Oregon and Colorado during a year-long search. Last year, entomologist John Losey from Cornell University first introduced the Lost Ladybug Project in an attempt to find out why the once-common native ladybug species had almost completely disappeared across the nation. The project, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, rounds up citizen scientists, or individual volunteers who may have...

2009-08-25 07:00:00

ITHACA, N.Y., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Cornell University's ILR School and eCornell have announced the launch of a new online professional development certificate program in High Performance Leadership. The certificate program is based on the research and consulting of Professor Samuel Bacharach, the McKelvey-Grant Professor of Organizational Behavior at the ILR School and director of Cornell ILR's Institute for Workplace Studies. The High Performance Leadership certificate is designed to...

2009-08-20 09:10:00

STOCKHOLM, August 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study by Cornell University shows that dairy cows using the DeLaval Swinging Cow Brush (SCB) register higher milk production and lower clinical mastitis cases. The study compared different groups of cows housed in pens using the Swinging Cow Brush to the similar reference groups kept in identical pens under the exact same conditions but without the SCB. The research team concluded that second lactation cows using the SCB showed a significant...

2009-08-12 07:00:00

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Cornell University students are preparing to preview their eco-friendly "Silo House" at the New York State Fair August 27-September 9, 2009, just weeks before the 2009 Solar Decathlon competition in Washington, DC. The Solar Decathlon is a prestigious international competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy that challenges 20 college and university teams from around the world to design, build, and operate the most aesthetic and...

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2009-08-04 13:10:00

Researchers are now questioning the idea that the domestic dog originated in East Asia. Scientists have long concluded that domestication of canines began in East Asia, due to the huge genetic diversity of dogs found there. But new research published in the journal PNAS shows the DNA of dogs in African villages is just as varied. Blood samples from dogs in Egypt, Uganda and Namibia were analyzed by an international group of researchers who found that today's dogs are descended from Eurasian...

2009-08-03 10:27:11

High-school graduates embark on new lives in college or jobs, but parents also face emotional and lifestyle adjustments, a U.S. expert says. Parents as well as students need to make emotional and lifestyle transitions after high school, advises Dr. Margo Benjamin, of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division and Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. A lot of parents experience a sense of sadness or loss when their child goes away for college, Benjamin says in a statement....

2009-07-24 15:36:30

A large attack on a major metropolitan area with airborne anthrax could affect more than a million people, necessitating their treatment with powerful antibiotics. A new study finds that in order for a response to be effective, quick detection and treatment are essential, and any delay beyond three days would overwhelm hospitals with critically ill people.The results of a computer simulation study appear in the July/August edition of the journal Medical Decision Making -- one of two studies...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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