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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...

2009-05-07 11:45:00

First collaboration of its kind yields recommendations for updates that will cut energy bill by 30 percent GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Sodexo, a leading integrated services company providing food service and facilities management on 600 campuses in the United States, joined with a group of sustainability-minded Ithaca College students in upstate New York to cook up a plan to chop the energy bill by 30 percent and slice the kitchen carbon footprint by 26 percent by switching to...

2009-04-28 11:35:00

Student-run venture fund expands its portfolio into sentiment analysis ITHACA, N.Y., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- BR Ventures (BRV), an MBA student-run, early stage venture fund of the Johnson School at Cornell University, today announced that it has invested in Jodange, an emerging, visionary technology leader in sentiment and opinion analysis. The completion of the Series A round will aid Jodange as it continues to capture market share with its best-in-class technology. (Logo:...

2009-03-13 14:43:58

Women tend to choose non-math-intensive fields for their careers -- not because they lack mathematical ability, but because they want flexibility to raise children or prefer less math-intensive fields of science, reports a new Cornell study."A major reason explaining why women are underrepresented not only in math-intensive fields but also in senior leadership positions in most fields is that many women choose to have children, and the timing of child rearing coincides with the most demanding...

2008-11-05 12:00:09

DRYDEN, N.Y., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T Inc. today announced a contract with Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3) to support its "Mobile TC3" initiative, which provides discounted packages of wireless plans and devices that are tailored to college life. Under the contract, TC3 will use AT&T's network services and discounted plans to help expand the value and feature set of its Mobile TC3 initiative with the goal of reducing management cost and complexity. Rave...

2008-07-03 03:00:17

By Anonymous Ithaca, New York Ithaca College began a campus composting program in 1993 as a means to divert food scraps. The program became a service offered by the Facilities Department, but was only tangentially connected to the college's educational mission, because it is not an agricultural school, explains Mark Darling, Ithaca College's Program Coordinator for the Recycling/Resource Management division. "The primary reason for closing our facility was the opening of Cayuga Compost,"...

2008-06-16 03:00:14

By Martino, Kristina ITHACA - Sedgwick Business Interiors opened an office near the Cornell University campus in the beginning of May to improve service to its long-term customer, says Matthew W. Skinner, Sedgwick's director of sales. Sedgwick - a full-service office-furniture dealership - began furnishing the interior of properties owned by Cornell University in 2000, Skinner says. Sedgwick, an 11-year-old company, decided to open an office now to provide better support to Cornell...

2006-05-08 23:26:40

By Martinne Geller NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stuntman David Blaine failed to break the world record for holding his breath underwater on Monday, falling nearly two minutes short of the record. After Blaine spent seven minutes and 8 seconds underwater without any breathing apparatus, he blacked out and trainer Kirk Krack sent two divers into the tank to free him from shackles attached to his ankles. According to the Web site for the ABC television network, which broadcast the stunt live,...

2005-09-09 18:28:27

ITHACA, N.Y. -- A Web site being developed at Cornell University will give reconstruction workers and researchers access to detailed information on the status of critical infrastructure in communities along the Mississippi coast, tied in with existing information about the location of roads, bridges, public and private buildings and even economic and demographic data about the region. A team from the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER, usually pronounced...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'