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  • Birth of the American University 

    Frey, Brian (2004)
    Cornell: Birth of the American University, chronicles the founding of one of the great institutions of learning in the United States, focusing on the two extraordinary men, Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White, whose ...
  • The Cornell-Nanking Story 

    Love, Harry Houser; Reisner, John Henry (The Internet-First University Press, 2012-06-15)
    The Cornell-Nanking Story describes Cornell’s first technical cooperation program of international outreach–the pioneering effort whose legacy continues robustly today. This report, first released in 1963 by Royse P. Murphy, ...
  • A Conversation with Richard P. Korf 

    Korf, Richard P.; Zaitlin, Milton (Interviewer) (The Internet-First University Press ©2012 Cornell University, 2012-02-17)
    Richard Korf, long-time member of the Plant Pathology Faculty in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, in an interview by Prof. Milton Zaitlin on February 17, 2012 described his department’s early history and the ...
  • Evolution of Plant Breeding at Cornell University 

    Murphy, Royse P.; Kass, Lee B. (The Internet-First University Press, 2011)
    Drs. Royse P. Murphy and Lee B. Kass prepared this 179-page account of the history of Plant Breeding—among the most distinguished academic departments at Cornell—on the occasion of its centennial. In addition to a wealth ...
  • Uris Library: The Secular Cathedral of Cornell 

    Stukus, Matthew Harrison (2010-01)
    History of the building and current student use of Uris Library, Cornell University.

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