News Clips for Nov. 20, 2019

What happens when college students discuss lab work in Spanish, philosophy in Chinese or opera in Italian?

Danilo Moreta, a Cornell University graduate student studying corn breeding, stood wearing jeans and a black button-down shirt as undergraduate students entered Room 336 in the Plant Science Building for a Tuesday night section of PLSCI 4300, Applications in Molecular Diagnostics.

From Bartók to Roens, a delightful study in “Contrasts” at NOVA concert

The title for Sunday afternoon’s NOVA Chamber Music series concert in Libby Gardner Concert Hall was “Contrasts,” and the four works on the program certainly lived up to that, since the thrust of each work lay in juxtaposing contrasting styles, textures, tempos, dynamics and articulation.

Intermountain leading national charge against antibiotic overuse, ‘superbugs’

Emerging “superbugs” threaten to undo progress made in modern medicine, health officials say. And they’re occurring as a result of overusing something meant to heal — antibiotics. That’s why Intermountain Healthcare, in collaboration with the University of Utah, announced an initiative Tuesday to battle overprescribing of antibiotics in the Beehive State — and to set a standard. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded the organizations a nearly $2 million contract to lead the charge and establish best practices.