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November 7, 2010 | Jerry Crowe
It would go down as perhaps the greatest act of sportsmanship in college football history, but Lou Conti and his Cornell teammates wanted no part of it. Seventy years ago this month, the Big Red scored a last-second touchdown to secure a controversial 7-3 victory over Dartmouth, extending its winning streak to 19 games and keeping alive its dream of winning a national championship. But then the muckety-mucks decided to give it away. Here's why: A review of game films revealed that, because of an officiating error, Cornell was mistakenly awarded an extra play, scoring its winning points on fifth down.
May 24, 2010 | By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times
The cellphone conversations going on around us — in the grocery store, mall, airport, elevator, on the bus, etc. — are by now ubiquitous. But they still feel intrusive. A new study suggests our brains simply don't like these one-sided chats. Researchers at Cornell University conducted a series of tests to gauge people's reactions when exposed to four background noise settings: silence, a monologue, a conversation between two people and half a conversation (called a halfalogue)
June 4, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Hewlett-Packard Co. was told by a federal jury to pay $184 million to Cornell University after being accused of infringing a patent for data processing. The jury reached the verdict May 30. HP's computers used the technology without permission from Cornell or its research foundation, which claim ownership of the patent, the university said in the lawsuit.
September 14, 2006 | Lili Singer
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."
September 2, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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 | From Times Wire Reports
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 | Jon Healey
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 | Stanley Aronowitz, Stanley Aronowitz is the author of numerous books, including "False Promises: The Shaping of American Working Class Consciousness," "From the Ashes of the Old: American Labor and America's Future" and "How Class Works: Power and Social Movement."
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 | Carlos Eire, Carlos Eire is the T. Lawrason Riggs professor of history and religious studies at Yale University and the author of "From Madrid to Purgatory: The Art and Craft of Dying in 16th Century Spain."
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 | From Reuters
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.
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