Smart pollution policy and global equality could save millions

Two Cornell experts comment on the World Health Organization’s report showing an estimated 12.6 million deaths each year (roughly one in four) are attributable to diseases caused by living in unhealthy environments affected by factors such as air pollution, chemicals, and climate change. The report explains that while deaths from infectious diseases have declined, deaths […]

Mandela will continue to inspire emerging democracies, says African historian

Following Nelson Mandela’s death, Judith Byfield, a professor of history at Cornell University focusing on the decolonization of Africa, comments on Nelson Mandela’s lasting legacy. Byfield says: “Nelson Mandela was one of the 20th century’s most illustrious figures. Through his writings and his actions, he created a wealth of theories and strategies to consider and […]

Pioneering physicist and Nobel Laureate Kenneth Wilson dies

CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS RELEASE FOR RELEASE:  June 17, 2013 Contact: Syl Kacapyr Phone: (607) 255-7701 vpk6@cornell.edu Pioneering physicist and Nobel Laureate Kenneth Wilson dies ITHACA, N.Y. – Physics visionary Kenneth G. Wilson, winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize in Physics, died at the age of 77 on Saturday, June 15, 2013, in Maine of complications […]