With Slope Day rapidly approaching, and my friends carefully planning which classes they'll skip and which they'll show up to intoxicated, I can't help but wonder, why isn't Slope Day moved to Saturday, after classes are officially over? Personally, I don't drink and I have a test on Slope Day so I'll be attending not only my academic classes but also my favorite class, PE, but the thought of a big, free party going on on the slope whilst I'm supposed to be in class is very tempting.
Yes, I hear your dilemma. I don't know the real answer to your question, but one possibility is, "It's always been on a Friday." Another possible reason is that it takes many hundreds of Cornell staff members to make Slope Day a reality and we don't usually work on Saturday.
Dear Uncle Ezra, Though it's a bit late in the year, I am a bit concerned about my eating habits. Lately this has been what I've been eating everyday:
Morning: Scrambled egg-whites, fruits, bagel, skim milk Lunch: Pasta from Trillium, fruit juice Dinner: White rice with meat or pasta with meat available, salad, OJ
As you can probably see, a lot of my diet consists of carbs. Aside from walking up the slope and going to classes, I don't exercise quite often, but I don't see that much of a difference in my weight. Do you think its bad to be consuming this much carbs and not burn it off?
Dear AB Late,
Actually your food pattern includes fruit (in the form of juice), vegetables (salad) and protein (eggs, meat, milk) in addition to carbs (bagel, pasta, rice). Your carbs may be mostly refined grains as opposed to whole grains, but either way, they are a good energy source.
So, what makes you think you're don't "burn it off?" Even though you don't have a specific exercise program, your body is burning fuel just to maintain your resting metabolism, let alone activities of daily life and walking on campus. If your weight is stable, you may be able to assume that you have been able to burn off or utilize the fuel you are taking in--in other words, your energy intake and energy expenditure are approximately in balance.
If you're interested in weight loss, you still need to maintain three meals a day with a similar variety of foods. That's the best way to keep your metabolism running and your muscles well supplied. You could include more veggies, switch to whole grains, and cut down on the juice. Perhaps try fruit for snacks, which would supply something from that food group.
And keep walking, whether you are on or off campus. Daily exercise in the form of walking (30-60 minutes a day, or a goal of 10,000 pedometer steps) is a great way to manage weight and obtain cardiovascular and other health benefits. If you have time to add other forms of exercise, great.
Reading the past many pages of posts, and specifically the question asking who you are, I have been inspired. Should I happen to be interested, where would I go to become one of this small band of volunteers that serves as a supporting pillar for the community through your voice (the comforting tones of Uncle Ezra).
Thank you for the compliment! Dear Uncle Ezra contacts people in every nook and cranny of the campus to find the answers to niece's and nephew's questions. There isn't a band of helpers, but a university of helpers. Depending on the question I contact those who might best be able to answer. Usually there is someone who has the answer, but sometimes, unfortunately I come up short.
You can help by being part of the wonderful caring community at Cornell; helping those who you come in contact with and sharing your knowledge.
DUE, do they teach capoeira anywhere in the university or around Ithaca?
You are in luck. Capoeira Angola Quintal is alive and well and looking for new members. They practice the afro-brazilian martial art known as capoeira angola. Practice involves combat, music, and appreciation of the cultural historical context in which this art form developed.
Here is the link to their meeting place as time as well a people to contact to find out more about this great organization, http://sao.cornell.edu/SO/org/09-10/355.
Not a question but a comment for the writer of Question 12 on May 4, 2010 who was in academic difficulty because of failing a First-Year Writing Seminar.
If the writer is having difficulty completing the FWS requirement because of a writing problem/block/anxiety, she/he can consult with Joe Martin, director of the Writing Workshop, about the best strategy for addressing that difficulty.
Thanks so much for this information. I hope it will be helpful to other readers as well.
Dear Uncle Ezra, Where is the small animal clinic on campus? Who is recognized as the best small animal veterinarian on campus?
Responsible pet owner/nephew
The Samll Animal Clinic is right on Campus Road at the Vet School.
Routine health care, including physical examinations, vaccinations, and treatment of minor illnesses is provided through our Community Practice Service. Veterinary students in the third and fourth year of their DVM program, assisted by veterinary technicians, examine and treat companion animals during scheduled appointments. The student clinicians are supervised by faculty veterinarians who consult and provide medical assistance for each case as needed.
For more information, just check out their website, http://www.vet.cornell.edu/hospital/.
“An important characteristic of LCC notation is that it is not hierarchical beyond the class/subclass level. Thus, in contrast to the notation for Melvil Dewey's Decimal Classification, LCC notation does not reflect all the general/specific relationships that are inherent in the scheme itself. There has been some criticism of LCC's nonhierarchical notation on this basis. 24 However, in some respects, the absence of notational hierarchy can be viewed as an advantage for LCC. For one thing, most of its class numbers are thereby relatively brief and are thus easily manageable for shelving or other purposes. For another, in part because hierarchical relationships are largely ignored in the notation, LCC is remarkably “hospitable”: provisions for new subject matter can be easily added to the system. 25 This is a most important consideration in light of the rapid increase in world literature, both in the number of “pieces” and the range of subject matter, disciplines, and genres that are represented.”
The encyclopedia is also available in print: Olin Library Reference (Non-Circulating) Call Number: Z1006 .E57 2010 + Volumes : v.1-7
Is there anywhere on campus where I can get some soil to plant things in? Maybe the plant science building?
Sincerely, Green Thumb
Dear Green Thumb,
Your best bet is to take the TCat bus down to Route 13 in Ithaca. You can find potting soil at Wegman's, Lowes, Home Depot, Agway and a number of other places.
Taking a trip to downtown Ithaca is a wonderful thing. I know that it is hard to imagine, but you are surrounded by real people of all different ages, babies and old folks, and people who have nothing to do with Cornell. There are parks and a Farmer's Market, Cayuga Lake and The Commons.
So branch out, be adventurous, you might find even more than potting soil!
What's up with the massive amount of pollen this year? I thought I would be fine when things started up and hoped that it would die down, but this is ridiculous! It's gotten to the point where I failed a prelim by sneezing and blowing my nose and not being able to think straight!
Yes, it has been an early and fabulous spring! Flowers and trees blossoming everywhere and lots of pollen in the air.
You might find that taking an antihistamine in the morning might help you get through some of the worst days.
I subscribe to Entertainment Weekly, and I have the magazine mailed to my address on the Cornell campus. I never cancelled my subscription over winter break, as I expected that the magazines would be in my mailbox when I returned.
When I got back to campus, there was no sign of my magazines. I asked the people at the service center at Appel, and they said there was a large stack in the back office where my magazines were probably sitting. Two weeks later, I asked again; they still hadn't sorted the stack. I asked after spring break; the stack was still sitting there.
Yesterday, I asked again. This time, the person on duty brought me the bin of magazines that hadn't been sorted but my magazines weren't in there!
What happened to my magazines? Is someone in the mailroom stealing them? I think that if I am going to have mail delivered to Cornell, I should get it delivered to me. While I'm upset that my magazines were lost, I'm more upset that it's nearly a full semester after when these magazines shouldn't be sorted and they're still sitting in Appel!
~Your nephew who hates the mail service
Dear Missing Mags,
You might want to check with the magazine to make sure that the address they are using is correct and that your subscription hasn't run out.
Here is the answer we got when we contacted the Service Center,
"This is the first I have heard of someone missing magazines. Our forwarding is done on a daily basis, and the only bin of magazines we have at the service center is those that cannot be forwarded."