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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...

2009-07-17 15:15:33

Resurrecting old eggs of zooplankton offers insight into how species have evolved, a Cornell University ecologist said in New York. Nelson Hairston Jr. is a pioneer in a field of resurrection ecology, which studies the eggs of tiny, free-floating water animals that get buried in lake sediments and can remain viable for decades, Cornell officials said in a release Friday. Hairston and his team extract eggs from beneath lake bottoms and put them in conditions such as as those found in spring...

2009-06-08 05:00:00

Inventor, Author, Scientist to Assist in Introducing Activeion Cleaning's Revolutionary Hand-Held Spray Bottle Technology ROGERS, Minn., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Activeion(TM) Cleaning Solutions, LLC, announces the engagement of William (Bill) S. Nye as spokesman. A recognized expert in science education and sustainable causes, Mr. Nye will assist in the continuing introduction of Activeion Cleaning Solutions' proprietary chemical-free cleaning technology. (Logo:...

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2009-05-27 08:15:00

A study forthcoming in the Journal of Labor Economics suggests that high-quality teachers tend to leave schools that experience inflows of black students. According to the study's author, C. Kirabo Jackson (Cornell University), this is the first study to show that a school's racial makeup may have a direct impact on the quality of its teachers. "It's well established that schools with large minority populations tend to have lower quality teachers," Dr. Jackson said. "But it is unclear whether...

2009-05-26 06:30:00

NEW YORK, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Data leakage and exposure of personally identifiable information (PII) are known and growing problems. More than 260 million personal records of U.S. residents have been exposed since 2005, and in 2008 alone 10 million Americans were victims of identity fraud, an increase from 2007 by over 20%. To combat this issue, forward-thinking organizations have been attacking the root cause of data loss by finding unprotected sensitive data and securing it. Despite the...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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