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Cornell University

(Encyclopedia) Cornell University, mainly at Ithaca, N.Y.; with land-grant, state, and private support; coeducational; chartered 1865, opened 1868. It was named for Ezra Cornell, who donated $500,000?

Lee Teng-hui

(Encyclopedia) Lee Teng-hui l? d?ng-hw?, 1923?, Taiwanese agricultural economist and politician, president of Taiwan (1988?2000). Born in Taiwan when it was ruled by Japan, he was educated at?

Veblen, Thorstein

(Encyclopedia) Veblen, Thorstein thrst?n v?bl?n, 1857?1929, American economist and social critic, b. Cato Township, Wis. Of Norwegian parentage, he spent his first 17 years in Norwegian-American?

New Uranian Moons Discovered

In Sept. 1999, Cornell University astronomers announced the discovery of three more satellites. The moons have been named Setebos, Stephano, and Prospero. The satellites are about 12 mi (20?

Louis de Branges

Mathematician Louis de Branges was the first winner (in 1989) of the Ostrowski Prize for achievement in pure mathematics. De Branges won the prize for his 1984 proof of the Bieberbach conjecture, a?

Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov's novel Lolita was so controversial that it went unpublished in America for three years after it was first presented in France in 1955. Nabokov left his native Russia after the 1917?

Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall is the most famous chimpanzee expert in the world. A colleague of anthropologist Louis Leakey in Kenya in the late 1950s, she began studying the social organization of chimpanzees in?

Barbara McClintock

Name at birth: Eleanor McClintockScientist Barbara McClintock was given the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1983, in recognition of her decades-long work on the genetics of maize. Educated?

Daniel Berrigan

Poet, priest, teacher and war protester Daniel Berrigan was in the news for four months in 1970 while he eluded J. Edgar Hoover's FBI. He and his activist brother, Philip (who only disappeared for?

Christopher GIBSON, Congress, NY (1964)

GIBSON Christopher , a Representative from New York; born in Rockville Centre, Nassau County, N.Y., May 13, 1964; graduated from Ichabod Crane High School, Kinderhook, N.Y.; B.A., Siena College,?