Cornell University http://wrvo.org en Hydrofracking decison may impact more than just oil and gas industry http://wrvo.org/post/hydrofracking-decison-may-impact-more-just-oil-and-gas-industry <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="vertical-align:baseline">In a decision released last week, the highest court in New York ruled that local governments can ban drilling within their borders. And while hydrofracking remains on hold in the state, the ruling is expected to have a huge impact on the industry in New York if fracking is eventually permitted.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:22:28 +0000 Matt Richmond 58546 at http://wrvo.org Hydrofracking decison may impact more than just oil and gas industry Playing youth sports a sign of career success? http://wrvo.org/post/playing-youth-sports-sign-career-success <div><p></p><p>Earning a varsity letter in high school for playing sports will mean better jobs and increased philanthropy later in life. That's the consensus of new research from Cornell University.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two coinciding <a href="http://jlo.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/06/10/1548051814538099.abstract" target="_blank">studies </a>looked at the success of people who played a sport in school.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The first asked potential employers and co-workers to look at extra-curricular activities of potential hires. </span></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:22:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 57642 at http://wrvo.org Playing youth sports a sign of career success? Cornell synchrotron gets $100 million shot in the arm from NSF http://wrvo.org/post/cornell-synchrotron-gets-100-million-shot-arm-nsf <p></p><p>Cornell University’s state-of-the-art particle accelerator won’t face a loss of funding for the next few years at least. The National Science Foundation will spend $100 million to keep the synchrotron running.</p><p>Cornell’s High Energy Synchrotron Light Source, or CHESS, is one of only two of its kind in the United States. CHESS uses high intensity x-ray and radiation to test hypotheses in physics, biology, and chemistry.</p><p>The lab will now receive $100 million over the next five years.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:44:48 +0000 Matt Martin 54692 at http://wrvo.org Cornell synchrotron gets $100 million shot in the arm from NSF Quality of life, infrastructure investment key to urban renewal http://wrvo.org/post/quality-life-infrastructure-investment-key-urban-renewal <p></p><p>Upstate New York’s cities need to make investments in quality of life if they want to recreate their past economic vitality, according to a local expert on cities.</p><p>Mildred Warner of Cornell University recently held a conference at the college on the economic state of upstate New York’s largest urban centers.</p><p>She says the region’s cities aren’t getting the "full gamut" of rediscovery by younger generations because they’re not investing enough in areas like quality of life and infrastructure.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:29:43 +0000 Ryan Delaney 54232 at http://wrvo.org Quality of life, infrastructure investment key to urban renewal Increase in ND oil rail traffic through New York raises safety concerns http://wrvo.org/post/increase-nd-oil-rail-traffic-through-new-york-raises-safety-concerns <p></p><p>A clear and present danger hiding in plain sight.</p><p>That’s how Cornell University’s Susan Christopherson describes the oil train traffic through the state.</p><p>A massive explosion caused by a runaway oil train in Quebec last July has raised awareness about the levels of flammable material being shipped by rail.</p><p>Christopherson, a professor of city and regional planning, says New York state finds itself with a mobile oil problem.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:32:07 +0000 Jenna Flanagan 53504 at http://wrvo.org Increase in ND oil rail traffic through New York raises safety concerns Smartphone app can check cholesterol in 60 seconds http://wrvo.org/post/smartphone-app-can-check-cholesterol-60-seconds <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Researchers in upstate New York have created an <a href="http://www.cornell.edu/video/smartphone-app-uses-camera-to-check-cholesterol-level" target="_blank">app that will allow users to test their cholesterol </a>levels through a blood sample that’s analyzed directly through their smartphone. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 10:36:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 49251 at http://wrvo.org Smartphone app can check cholesterol in 60 seconds Christmas tree farm branches out to grow new species http://wrvo.org/post/christmas-tree-farm-branches-out-grow-new-species <p>Every year Christmas tree farmers lose a portion of their crop to a fungus that attacks the root of the tree.&nbsp; One tree farm in the Southern Tier has started planting a species that seems to be more resistant to the disease.<br /><br /> Sat, 21 Dec 2013 13:34:00 +0000 Matt Martin 48833 at http://wrvo.org Christmas tree farm branches out to grow new species New wine laws to promote upstate producers http://wrvo.org/post/new-wine-laws-promote-upstate-producers <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo&#39;s administration is continuing its program for promoting upstate produce with new legislation that aims to support the marketing of New York wines. The <a href="http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/09302013-wine-legislation" target="_blank">new laws</a> permit wine to be sold at roadside farm stands and expand wine trail designations along state roadways.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 11:08:52 +0000 Kate O'Connell 45319 at http://wrvo.org New wine laws to promote upstate producers NY State Fair offers visitors the chance to see a calf be born http://wrvo.org/post/ny-state-fair-offers-visitors-chance-see-calf-be-born <p></p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 11:24:19 +0000 Ellen Abbott 43434 at http://wrvo.org NY State Fair offers visitors the chance to see a calf be born How do you like them apples? http://wrvo.org/post/how-do-you-them-apples <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>After more than a decade of development, Cornell University has introduced two new apple varieties to upstate New York.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 20:11:33 +0000 Kate O'Connell 42039 at http://wrvo.org How do you like them apples? Lessons for living http://wrvo.org/post/lessons-living <p>In the age of the Internet, when was the last time you sought out an elder for advice? In a recent survey in the United Kingdom, nine out of 10 elders said they were being overlooked for advice from their grandchildren.</p><p>This week on “Take Care,” we talk to <a href="http://www.human.cornell.edu/bio.cfm?netid=kap6">Dr. Karl Pillemer</a>, a professor of human development at the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University and a professor of gerontology at the Weill Cornell Medical College. In 2004, he founded <a href="http://legacyproject.human.cornell.edu/">The Legacy Project</a> for which he collected practical advice for living from over 1,000 senior citizens across the nation. The project led to his book <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/11/24/142698927/what-elders-know-that-the-rest-of-us-dont">“30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans.”</a></p><p><strong>Click "Read More" to hear our interview with Dr. Karl Pillemer.</strong></p><p> Sun, 23 Jun 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 39770 at http://wrvo.org Lessons for living Cornell wrestler named Sports Illustrated male College Athlete of the Year http://wrvo.org/post/cornell-wrestler-named-sports-illustrated-male-college-athlete-year <p>Upstate New York&#39;s plethora of colleges and universities means that this month, thousands of students are graduating, reflecting on their time in college in the region and then moving on to the next phase of their lives. One outstanding graduating senior, Cornell University&#39;s Kyle Dake, who was just named Sports Illustrated&#39;s male College Athlete of the Year.</p><p></p><p><br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Sat, 25 May 2013 12:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 38422 at http://wrvo.org Cornell wrestler named Sports Illustrated male College Athlete of the Year Invasion - Landscapes in Crisis http://wrvo.org/post/landscape <p><strong><em>Invasion: Landscapes in Crisis</em></strong> describes the effects of deer-browsing, buck rubbing and other environmental threats to plants and trees in and around <a href="http://www.cornellplantations.org/">Cornell Plantations Botanical Gardens and Arboretum</a> at <a href="http://www.cornell.edu/">Cornell University</a> in Ithaca, NY.</p><p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 20:33:58 +0000 Michael S. Ameigh 36071 at http://wrvo.org Invasion - Landscapes in Crisis Report says state’s energy could be almost 100% renewable by 2030 http://wrvo.org/post/report-says-state-s-energy-could-be-almost-100-renewable-2030 <p>A recent study outlines a scenario that would see New York state’s energy infrastructure based on close to 100 percent renewable sources by the year 2030. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 12:38:40 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 35900 at http://wrvo.org Report says state’s energy could be almost 100% renewable by 2030 Training program aims to fill jobs in food processing sector http://wrvo.org/post/training-program-aims-fill-jobs-food-processing-sector <p>New food processing facilities are popping up across western New York, and they're generating demand for skilled workers to operate them. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 20:01:12 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 35496 at http://wrvo.org Researcher looks to make firefighters' work a bit easier http://wrvo.org/post/researcher-looks-make-firefighters-work-bit-easier <p>Tyler Hale is a 25-year-old volunteer firefighter with the Cayuga Heights Fire Department. Wires connecting small plastic sensors snake up his arms and legs and down his back and Huiju Park, an assistant professor at Cornell University, directs Hale through a series of movements. Sat, 19 Jan 2013 08:06:00 +0000 Matt Richmond 32055 at http://wrvo.org Researcher looks to make firefighters' work a bit easier 2012 heat causes temperature records to fall http://wrvo.org/post/2012-heat-causes-temperature-records-fall <p>As far as weather measurements go, Syracuse crushed its old record for the warmest year ever recorded. Central New Yorkers dealt with the warmest temperatures in more than 80 years during 2012. Fri, 04 Jan 2013 12:23:27 +0000 Ryan Delaney 31422 at http://wrvo.org 2012 heat causes temperature records to fall Can a warmer office make us healthier? http://wrvo.org/post/can-warmer-office-make-us-healthier <p>At Cornell University’s Ergonomics Center, Professor Alan Hedge demonstrates new designs for a computer mouse. One looks like an old-fashioned desktop penholder. There’s one that looks like the throttle on a airplane. And another is long and flat. Thu, 20 Dec 2012 13:14:28 +0000 Matt Richmond 30790 at http://wrvo.org Can a warmer office make us healthier? Researchers work to expand Northeast's biofuel industry http://wrvo.org/post/researchers-work-expand-northeasts-biofuel-industry <p>Solar and wind power have gotten a lot of the attention as promising alternative power sources. But energy extracted from plants, known as biofuels, is also the subject of ongoing research. Sun, 02 Dec 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Matt Richmond 29774 at http://wrvo.org Researchers work to expand Northeast's biofuel industry IBM announces winners of Watson computer competition http://wrvo.org/post/ibm-announces-winners-watson-computer-competition <p>Cornell University and IBM have announced the winner of a competition involving the Watson computer, made famous by a recent win on the TV show Jeopardy. Students involved in the 48-hour competition put forward ideas for new ways to use the computer. Wed, 24 Oct 2012 20:02:32 +0000 Kate O'Connell 28054 at http://wrvo.org Awards JumpStart opportunities for small businesses in New York http://wrvo.org/post/awards-jumpstart-opportunities-small-businesses-new-york <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The <a href="http://www.ccmr.cornell.edu/" target="_blank">Cornell Center for Material Research</a> (CCMR) in Ithaca, has announced the winners for the Fall 2012 JumpStart program. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 15:37:11 +0000 Kate O'Connell 26676 at http://wrvo.org More About Mulch http://wrvo.org/post/more-about-mulch <p>As Jim has said before, you can never have too much mulch.&nbsp; Just make sure you have nature's mulch,&nbsp; free of chemical additives that leach into the ground and spoil soil.&nbsp; Be natural.&nbsp; Mulching is not rocket science, but it can launch a great new look and feel across your landscape.</p> Thu, 17 May 2012 14:55:58 +0000 Michael S. Ameigh & Jim Sollecito 19426 at http://wrvo.org More About Mulch Ron Paul campaigns at Cornell University http://wrvo.org/post/ron-paul-campaigns-cornell-university <p><a href="http://www.ronpaul2012.com/"><strong>Ron Paul&#39;s presidential campaign</strong></a> came to<strong><a href="http://www.cornell.edu/"> Cornell University</a></strong> Thursday ahead of next week&#39;s all-but- decided Republican primary. Congressman Paul&#39;s speech was half lecture and half rally-cry.</p><p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 15:40:19 +0000 Matt Richmond 17930 at http://wrvo.org Ron Paul campaigns at Cornell University