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The impact of law on women is focus of Cornell Law School conference April 4-6

Issues of reproductive rights and violence against women take the spotlight in a national conference, 'Bodies, Boundaries and Beyond: The Impact of the Law on Women,' to be held April 4 through 6 at the Cornell Law School.

Cornell's summer day camp for children is accepting registrations for 1997 season

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Cornell University's summer day camp for children of employees is now accepting registrations for the 1997 season. University Summer Day Camp will be held June 24 through Aug. 15, in two-week sessions. Attendance is limited to children who will enter grades one through eight this fall. Camp director Dick Taylor said the 1997 University Summer Day Camp will have its headquarters in the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house on the corner of Campus Road and Stewart Avenue, but "the entire Cornell campus will be the 'campground' where campers explore, learn about the exciting things happening around campus and, most importantly, have a fun-filled summer."

Veterinary Open House April 12. 1997 at Cornell offers close-up of animals, animal doctors and techniques that heal

ITHACA, N.Y. -- A behind-the-scenes tour of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine awaits visitors at the college's annual open house, Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each spring, students in Cornell's DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) program host an open house of college facilities. This year's event will be the 31st to demonstrate the veterinary education experience while bringing visitors face to face with many of the animals veterinarians care for. Admission and parking are free for the open house.

25 percent of 2,000 American cats in veterinary survey were 'heavy' or 'obese,' and some didn't survive to the four-year follow-up

Seriously overweight cats are more likely to suffer diabetes mellitus, lameness and non-allergic skin conditions, a Cornell University veterinarian's four-year follow-up to a feline obesity study has shown. Most likely to be tubby are neutered, apartment-dwelling, mixed breed cats eating prescription cat food.

Cornell Plantations seeks return of stolen rhododendrons

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Six valuable plants have been stolen from the Clement Gray Bowers Rhododendron Collection at Cornell University, and Cornell Plantations officials are hoping for their return. Two of the rhododendrons are irreplaceable, according to Plantations Curator Mary Hirshfeld, because they are hybrids that were propagated from an original parent plant. One of the three medium-sized rhododendrons, which were gifts to the university, is a memorial plant in honor of Christopher Allan Holmberg. Three other stolen rhododendrons were dwarf varieties that took 11 years to reach their height of less than 24 inches, Hirshfeld said. The total value of the plants is estimated at $800-$1,200.

Cornell Political Forum to host panel on China on March 31

ITHACA, N.Y. -- The Cornell Political Forum, a 12-year-old student organization at Cornell University that publishes the award-winning quarterly journal of the same name, will host a panel discussion on China on Monday, March 31, at 8 p.m. in Auditorium D of Goldwin Smith Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Joining the panel will be Harry Harding, dean of the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University and one of this country's foremost experts on U.S.-China policy. Also serving on the panel from Cornell will be Bruce Reynolds, editor of the China Economic Review and a visiting professor of economics at Cornell from Union College; Thomas Christensen, assistant professor of government; and Vivienne Shue, the Frank and Rosa Rhodes Professor of Chinese Government. Moderating will be Tsu-Lin Mei, the Hu Shih Professor of Chinese Literature and Philosophy.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres to speak at Cornell April 30

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Former Israeli prime minister and Nobel Prize winner Shimon Peres will give a public lecture at Cornell University on Wednesday, April 30, at 8 p.m. in the Newman Arena of the Cornell University Field House. The lecture is titled "Battling for Peace." Tickets are available as follows: -- For students: $4 with a Cornell I.D. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 9, at 10 a.m. in the Willard Straight Hall ticket office on a first-come, first-served basis. From April 9 to 11, there will be a limit of two tickets per student. Ticket office hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Stanford chemist Richard Zare to lecture at Cornell on March 31 on Martian meteorite

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Richard N. Zare, the Marguerite Blake Wilbur Professor of Chemistry at Stanford University, will give the Harry S. Kieval Lecture In Physics at Cornell University on Monday, March 31. The lecture, "Laboratory Measurements of Extraterrestrial Visitors," will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Schwartz Auditorium, Rockefeller Hall. Refreshments will be available from 4 to 4:20 p.m. in the first floor hallway. Zare, chairman of the National Science Board and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, was a member of the research group that reported last year that a Martian meteorite contains fossilized evidence of microbial life. Zare's chemistry laboratory provided the technique, called laser mass spectrometry, for analyzing the meteorite.

Sol Gruner, Princeton physicist, is named director of CHESS at Cornell

Sol M. Gruner, a Princeton University physicist, has been appointed director of the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) at Cornell, effective Sept. 1.

Francis A. Kallfelz is named James Law Professor at Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Francis A. Kallfelz, D.V.M., has been appointed a James Law Professor of Medicine at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. His appointment was approved by the Cornell Board of Trustees at its March meeting. A member of the college faculty since 1966 and director of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital since 1991, Kallfelz conducts research in the areas of clinical nutrition, mineral metabolism, metabolic diseases of domestic animals and veterinary nuclear medicine. He earned the veterinary degree, with distinction in (1962), and doctoral degree in physical biology in 1966, both from Cornell University.

Health executives development program is May 4-9 at Cornell

ITHACA, N.Y. -- A five-day intensive professional development program for health executives is slated for May 4 through 9 at Cornell University. The Health Executives Development Program, now in its 39th year, will feature 24 experts speaking on macroeconomic realities, health-reform imperatives, strategic alliances and new technological developments, including how new information systems technologies are affecting health care quality and delivery.

Recycle Ithaca's Bicycles (RIBs) urgently needs volunteers

Recycle Ithaca's Bicycles (RIBs), Southside Community Center's bicycle program, urgently needs volunteers on a regular basis to work two to six hours weekly, both from home or on-site at its new home on South Corn Street.