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Cornell University Among Those Honored with HEED Award for Diversity, Inclusion Efforts

Cornell University has won the 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity for demonstrating outstanding “efforts and success in the area of diversity and inclusion” throughout campus.
16-Sep-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Experiences Make You Happier Than Possessions – Before and After

To get the most enjoyment out of our dollar, science tells us to focus our discretionary spending on experiences such as travel over material goods. A new Cornell University study shows that the enjoyment we derive from experiential purchases may...
2-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Watch the News, Lose Some Weight

Can watching dramatic television make you fat? Yes, according to a new Cornell Food and Brand Lab study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Internal Medicine. The study finds that fast-paced television programs...
2-Sep-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Green Hotels Lower Environmental Impact, Increases Profits

Hotels certified in the sustainable building program Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, helps the environment and boosts revenue for the hotel, according to a new Cornell University School of Hotel Administration study.
28-Aug-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Southwest May Face ‘Megadrought’ This Century


Due to global warming, scientists say, the chances of the southwestern United States experiencing a decade long drought is at least 50 percent, and the chances of a “megadrought” – one that lasts over 30 years – ranges from 20 to 50 percent...
27-Aug-2014 12:05 PM EDT

Pica in Pregnant Teens Linked to Low Iron

In a study of 158 pregnant teenagers in Rochester, NY, nearly half engaged in pica – the craving and intentional consumption of ice, cornstarch, vacuum dust, baby powder and soap, and other nonfood items, reports a new Cornell study. Moreover,...
20-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Future Phones to Use Blood and Speech to Monitor HIV, Stress, Nutrition

An NSF-funded program aims to deploy three phone devices that can have an immediate impact on personal healthcare: a Stress-Phone for long term stress management, a Nutri-Phone for nutritional awareness and a Hema-Phone for monitoring viral loading...
19-Aug-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Many Bird Species Exposed to “Eye Disease," New Study Finds

“The results were shocking,” says André Dhondt, director of Bird Population Studies at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. “More than half the bird species we tested have been exposed to the bacteria responsible for House Finch eye disease.” A...
12-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

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