HOME & GARDEN
September 14, 2006 |
This comprehensive guide for landscapers, birders, gardeners, foresters and naturalists is far more than your typical backyard birding book. Yes, there are birdhouse plans, plus bird-attracting plants listed by region. But the emphasis is on overall stewardship and building healthy natural habitats, large and small. "Improving the quality of land for wildlife," writes the author, "is the single most constructive step that anyone can take to assist wild bird populations."
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September 2, 2005 |
Nell I. Mondy, 83, a Cornell University biochemist who was considered an international expert on the potato, died Aug. 25 at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, N.Y., the university said. The cause of death was not announced. Mondy was on Cornell's faculty for more than 50 years. Her major research focus was the potato, which she considered to be a "food for the world." Her 1987 proposal on potato marketing resulted in the formation of the National Potato Council research program.
June 12, 2005 |
The president of Cornell University said he would step down at the end of the month, citing differences with the board of trustees at the Ivy League school. Jeffrey Lehman made the surprising announcement at the end of his annual "state of the university" address to alumni attending Reunion Weekend. "Over the past few months, it has become apparent to me that the board of trustees and I have different approaches to how the university can best realize its long-term vision," he said.
July 20, 2004 |
Hoping to curb music piracy on campus, USC and five other universities have signed deals to offer discounted versions this fall of the Napster online music service from Roxio Inc. of Santa Clara, Calif. USC students are expected to be charged about $2 per month for Napster, while the other schools -- Cornell University, George Washington University, Middlebury College, the University of Miami and Wright State University -- are expected to provide it at no additional charge.
February 29, 2004 |
Class warfare lives in America. The problem is that almost everywhere it is a one-sided affair. Despite its downsides, the Cold War tended to keep labor relations on an even keel.
August 10, 2003 |
Why buy a book about monks, or check it out from the library? Monks are invisible in our culture nowadays, utterly marginal, even superfluous; it's even difficult to fathom their existence. If they have an image at all, it is usually one of meekness, compassion and goodwill. More often than not, though, they are a blank to the world at large, or an enigma. Monks are also a measure of our distance from the Middle Ages.
August 4, 2003 |
Not many college students get to learn about the American legal system from a central figure in one of the biggest corporate scandals in U.S. history. But for about 50 undergraduate students in Cornell University's "Government 315" class this summer in New York, their instructor is Mark Belnick, the indicted former general counsel of Tyco International Ltd. Belnick awaits trial on charges that he stole $12 million from Exeter, N.H.
March 2, 2003 |
Three new books provide disturbing insights into how American workers have fared at the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st. They go far in explaining why, during a long period of American economic hegemony, the real income of the average worker has remained essentially stagnant, while the share of the rich in national wealth has increased to a point at which it can provide satisfaction only for believers in the economic benefits of greed.
September 19, 2002 |
A researcher accused of stealing biological materials from Cornell University to take to his native China was released from jail, but he will be monitored electronically while his case is pending. Yin Qingqiang had been held since his arrest July 28 at Syracuse Hancock International Airport, where security officers found more than 100 laboratory containers and a canister of liquid in his luggage.
April 15, 2001 |
When Percy Bysshe Shelley drowned in a shipwreck in 1822, he was 30. He had fathered six children; three died, two others he was judged "unfit" to raise. He had married two teenagers; both he abandoned, one committed suicide on that occasion. At the time of his death, he was living out of wedlock with a new woman. England mourned when Shelley died, and Lord Byron called him "the best and least selfish man." When Margaret Fuller drowned in a shipwreck in 1850, she was 40.