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Chai and Chat series awarded Perkins Prize

Cornell News - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 16:03
Chai and Chat, a dialogue series developed by the student group South Asian Council to promote inclusivity, received the James A. Perkins Prize for Interracial and Intercultural Peace and Harmony at a ceremony March 19 in Willard Straight Hall.

Faculty report offers ideas for structure of social sciences at Cornell

Cornell News - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 16:03
A faculty committee charged with exploring opportunities to position the social sciences at Cornell for excellence in 10 to 15 years has issued a report that will serve as the basis for campuswide discussion over the coming months.

Maple season off to fits and starts

Cornell News - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 13:03
In spite of 2018 being the fifth warmest February in New York state’s recorded history, March has been unseasonably cool, which has stalled the state’s maple syrup production.

Farmers get guidance on growing new perennial grains

Cornell News - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 12:03
While most industrial grain crops are annuals that must be replanted every year, a new perennial grain called Kernza has hit the markets with growing interest from restaurants, bakeries and brewers.

A&S Curriculum Review Committee delivers its report

Cornell News - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 08:03
Among the recommendations in the committee’s final report are changes that would allow for greater exploration, simplify graduation requirements, and encourage faculty to adopt innovative approaches to teaching.

New obesity solutions may be on the tip of your tongue

Cornell News - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 14:03
Cornell food scientists have discovered that when mice are fed a high-fat diet and become obese, they lose nearly 25 percent of their tongue’s taste buds – possibly encouraging them to eat more food.

Top restaurateur urges students to defy expectations

Cornell News - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 12:03
With playful, self-deprecating humor and pithy lessons from his successful career, Will Guidara ’01, co-owner of Eleven Madison Park, a restaurant ranked among the best in the world, gave the keynote address at Hotel Ezra Cornell 2018 March 17.

Online tech is changing the dynamics of gift-giving

Cornell News - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 09:03
Online gift-giving is spreading in social networks and causing people to give more gifts – online and in person – according to a new study led by René Kizilcec, Cornell assistant professor of information science.
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