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2010-08-03 18:56:00

STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Centerplate, the leading hospitality provider to North America's premier convention centers, sports stadiums and entertainment venues, today announced the appointment of Brian Cornell to its Board of Directors. "This is an exciting development for Centerplate. Brian's leadership experience will serve to enhance the company's current momentum at the Board level," said Des Hague, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Centerplate. "Brian has worked...

2010-07-29 07:17:00

NEW YORK, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, July 22, a federal court jury found that Cornell University's Weill Medical College and a former faculty member submitted false claims to the National Institutes of Health on three separate occasions from 1999-2001 arising from a grant designed to train neuropsychologists for a research career in HIV/AIDS. The grant was awarded by the NIH from funds specifically allocated by Congress for HIV/AIDS research. A clinical neuropsychologist then...

2010-07-15 16:10:43

In a major step toward understanding the mysterious "pseudogap" state in high-temperature cuprate superconductors, a team of Cornell, Binghamton University and Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists have found a "broken symmetry," where electrons act like molecules in a liquid crystal: Electrons between copper and oxygen atoms arrange themselves differently "north-south" than "east-west." This simple discovery opens a door to new research that could lead to room-temperature...

2010-06-22 15:16:00

Third edition connects the financial crisis with the need for sustainable innovation ITHACA, N.Y., June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In Capitalism at the Crossroads: Next Generation Business Strategies for a Post-Crisis World, Stuart Hart, professor of Management at the Johnson School, suggests that the most powerful institutions in the world - multinational corporations - have a unique opportunity to devise the innovations needed to create a sustainable form of global capitalism, while...

2010-06-11 13:17:26

With controlled stretching of molecules, Cornell researchers have demonstrated that single-molecule devices can serve as powerful new tools for fundamental science experiments. Their work has resulted in detailed tests of long-existing theories on how electrons interact at the nanoscale. The work, led by professor of physics Dan Ralph, is published in the June 10 online edition of the journal Science. First author is J.J. Parks, a former graduate student in Ralph's lab. The scientists studied...

2010-06-07 07:01:00

CHICAGO, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- One in three women experience light bladder leakage (LBL) but many are too embarrassed to talk about it. Women's Health Foundation (WHF) and Poise brand have teamed up to reduce the stigma associated with LBL and celebrate the women who continue to break barriers around this and other pelvic health conditions with a special award. WHF honored Christine Cornell, one of the many women championing this cause, by naming her the 2010 Passion Award winner at its...

2010-04-29 10:08:00

LOS ANGELES, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- DREAM 2010 concert benefiting the Fulfillment Fund will take place on Monday, May 3, 2010 at the famed Roxy Theatre on Sunset Boulevard. The concert features a special acoustic performance by legendary rock musician Chris Cornell, singer, songwriter and lyricist for Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog and Audioslave. Dream 2010 pays tribute to Fulfillment Fund students who have beaten all odds to become college graduates and raises critical dollars to...

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2010-04-01 09:23:48

In nanoscience, researchers are truly limited by the technology of their field, needing increasingly more advanced tools for studying, analyzing and manipulating objects and systems at the scale of individual molecules and atoms. Directors of the Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science, Paul McEuen and  David A. Muller, talk about their mission to push the technology of observation, measurement and control to ever-smaller dimensions. To expand the boundaries of nanoscience, the...

2010-01-28 15:07:16

They haven't had sex in some 30 million years, but some very small invertebrates named bdelloid rotifers are still shocking biologists "“ they should have gone extinct long ago. Cornell researchers have discovered the secret to their evolutionary longevity: these rotifers are microscopic escape artists. When facing pathogens, they dry up and are promptly gone with the wind. "These animals have evolved a way to avoid parasites and pathogens by drying up and blowing away," said Paul...

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2010-01-28 08:25:42

A deadly fish virus that was first discovered in the Northeast in 2005 has been found for the first time in fish from Lake Superior, report Cornell researchers. That means that the virus has now been documented in all of the Great Lakes. The viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV), which causes fatal anemia and hemorrhaging in many fish species, poses no threat to humans, said Paul Bowser, professor of aquatic animal medicine at Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine. Bowser and...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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