Despite the budget cuts across all departments of the University, scientific research at Cornell has the finances to prosper thanks to the funds received from the government’s stimulus plan.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 passed by Congress in February pumped $787 billion into the ailing economy. A part of the stimulus included increasing spending in education, health care and infrastructure.
But the Act also allotted $8.9 billion to scientific research, which was split among several of the nation’s major research centers, including NASA, the National Science Foundation, research universities and the U.S. Department of Energy.
At the Student Assembly meeting yesterday, Yuliya Neverova ’10, co-chair of the Student Assembly Finance Commission, announced that the SAFC Executive Committee has decided “to lift the temporary revocation of funds and not permanently revoke funds from Chi Alpha.”
In lieu of the recent controversy surrounding Chi Alpha’s forced resignation of one of its student leaders, the SAFC had temporarily revoked its funding while it investigated the matter. But after a week-long series of hearings, the SAFC finally came to the decision on Monday.
Trial lawyer John J. Kenney regaled his audience with tales of his life’s work at the Cornell Law School yesterday as part of the Henry K. Korn Lecture Series in Art, Commerce and Ethics of Contemporary Law.
When speaking about the motivation behind his lecture, Kenney stated on the Cornell Law School website, that he would like to instill in his law students the excitement he feels every day when he gets up.
The lecture, titled “Wanted: Dead or Alive, and Other Tales of a Trial Lawyer,” consisted of several exciting experiences from Kenney’s 38 years of work as a litigator in state and federal trials and appeals.
Henry K. Korn ’68, the benefactor of this lecture series, was also present to introduce the lecturer. Korn explained the purpose of this lecture series.
STEM CELL RESEARCH AT CORNELL
Obama’s going to lift a ban on stem cell research soon.
Look into stem cell research at Cornell. How does CU’s research program compare to that of other Ivies and peer institutes? Where does the funding come from? (An article in 2008 stated that CU received $2 million government grant. http://cornellsun.com/node/26600 Are there more?) In 2004 the Weill Medical College established the Ansary Center for Stem Cell Therapeutics. What sort of research are they doing?
Search our archives and google “stem cell research Cornell” as a start.
For potential students living on the other side of the country, or even the world, the University’s website serves as a portal that can bridge the gap imposed by geography.
In searching for the perfect school, students have in recent years leaned on the internet as a reliable source of information. As a result, colleges have sought to maintain strong websites.
“The web has been one of the many effective tools we have used for a long time to engage students and families with Cornell,” Shawn Felton, senior associate director of admissions for recruitment, stated in an e-mail.
In a recent survey by the Cybermetrics Lab, a public research group in Spain, Cornell University’s website was ranked fifth among thousands of university web-pages across the world.