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Cornellx spring MOOCs are open for registration

Cornell’s free online course offerings (MOOCs) span subjects as diverse as American Capitalism, smartphone technology, hospitality management, and networks. Registration is now open for two new courses: “Reclaiming Broken Places” and “Ethics of Eating.” More.

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“You can’t just tell Americans to eat less saturated fat. We not only have to tell them what to reduce, but we have to tell them what to substitute it with that won’t worsen their health. You don’t want to substitute one poison for another.”

-Tom Brenna, professor of nutrition and chemistry.

“It’s important for us to start thinking as a globe about a serious discussion on flood adaptation, and aiding affected populations to reduce their risks. We want to give people time to evacuate, to make better choices, and to understand their conditions.”

-Patrick Reed, professor of civil and environmental engineering.

“You’ll be able to say when I wake up in the morning I want the printer to print my breakfast and I want it to have the right amount of trans fats, whatever we need ... This is where software meets cooking and the possibilities are really limitless.”

-Hod Lipson, director of Cornell University’s Creative Machines Lab.

Different types of biochar “have unique potential to mitigate some of the greatest soil-health constraints to crop productivity — for example, in highly weathered and sandy soils."

-Johannes Lehmann, professor of soil biogeochemistry and soil fertility management.

Different types of biochar “have unique potential to mitigate some of the greatest soil-health constraints to crop productivity — for example, in highly weathered and sandy soils”.

-Johannes Lehmann, professor of soil biogeochemistry and soil fertility management at Cornell University..

Different types of biochar “have unique potential to mitigate some of the greatest soil-health constraints to crop productivity — for example, in highly weathered and sandy soils”.

-Johannes Lehmann, a crop and soil scientist at Cornell University..

"One reason global poverty has been so intractable is that it remains largely out of sight for those who are not living it, safely somebody else’s problem… If poverty were communicable, its incidence would be far lower by now."

-Kaushik Basu is senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank, and professor of economics at Cornell University..

Finding art in unexpected places happens all the time on campus, where teaching with original objects – of all types and from all disciplines – has flourished since our founding.

-Johnson Museum of Art Director Stephanie Wiles, describing her favorite thing about Cornell.

“[The U.S. continues to be] the brightest spot in the global economic outlook. But we need to reduce the drag caused by fiscal policy while avoiding a premature tightening of monetary policy.”

-Dyson School Associate Professor of Economics Steve Kyle, on prospects for 2015.

Not only does the building itself thrill me, but what it stands for and the service it will be able to render. We need to know more about how to live to the best advantage, how to use what we have and to know what to strive for.

-Eleanor Roosevelt, at the dedication of Martha Van Rensselaer Hall in 1934.
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