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2014-01-31 12:25:20

U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer Helps Commemorate Opening of Building that Nearly Doubles Medical College's Research Space, Enhances Student Education NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Weill Cornell Medical College today opened the Belfer Research Building, a state-of-the-art facility that ushers in a new era at the institution for cutting-edge, translational science. The 18-story, $650 million building, made possible through the generosity of numerous donors, nearly doubles Weill...

2014-01-30 12:28:14

Sen. Charles E. Schumer Cuts Ceremonial Ribbon NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- You are invited to the ribbon-cutting ceremony and official opening of Weill Cornell Medical College's Belfer Research Building. This state-of-the-art facility ushers in a new era in New York for cutting-edge, translational science. The 18-story, $650 million building, made possible through the generosity of numerous donors, more than doubles Weill Cornell's existing research space and...

2014-01-06 16:27:34

Leadership Will Dramatically Showcase How Weill Cornell Will "Target" Cancer to Drive Excellence in Cancer Treatment and Care NEW YORK, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Weill Cornell Medical College will make a major announcement that will transform the school's research into precision medicine and other...

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2009-11-08 06:00:00

A Chinese scholar condemned during the Cultural Revolution for moving a unique compilation of mushrooms out of China was celebrated on Saturday when his extraordinary collection finally came home. At a service at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Cornell University President David Skorton presented the collection that had been painstakingly assembled by researcher Shu Chun Teng to China's Institute of Microbiology. Teng's specialty was mycology at Cornell University in the 1920s, and for the...


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