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Cornell celebrates Dragon Day 2015

What does it take to make a dragon? Fifteen hundred feet of quarter-inch to 1.5-inch steel, 72 yards of fabric, 64 cubic feet of insulation foam, wooden jigs for construction, suspension cables and a little paint and glue. More.

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"A commitment to the role of college in fostering good citizenship correlates to the view that knowledge and human understanding provide us with a pathway to a better future."

-Gretchen Ritter, dean of arts and sciences.

"We are at the verge, for the first time in history, of determining whether life is dominant in the universe or not."

-Lisa Kaltenegger, director of Cornell’s new Institute for Pale Blue Dots.

"The days when a very, very substantial share of the work force would be able to make good middle-class incomes from jobs that did not require post-high school training are just not the case anymore."

-Francine D. Blau, professor of economics.

“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..
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