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Former AFL-CIO president to speak at Cornell on labor woes Sept. 29

Thomas R. Donahue will speak on "Problems of Labor in Contemporary Society" Sept. 29, at noon in Room 105 of the ILR Conference Center at Cornell.

Memorial Service for Cornell planning professor Barclay Gibbs Jones is Oct. 3

A memorial service for Barclay G. Jones, Cornell University professor of city and regional planning and regional science, will be held Friday, Oct. 3, at 2 p.m. in Sage Chapel. Jones died May 26 at the age of 72.

Two European video and digital art experts to deliver guest lectures at Cornell Oct. 2 and 3

Two European video and digital art experts will deliver guest lectures on the Cornell Oct. 2 and 3 in conjunction with the new Cornell Graduate Program in Film and Video Studies.

Cornell study finds student ratings soar on all measures when professor uses more enthusiasm

Attention teachers far and wide: It may not be so much what or how you teach that will reap high student evaluations, but something as simple as an enthusiastic tone of voice.And beware, administrators, if you use student ratings to judge teachers: Although student evaluations may be systematic and reliable, a Cornell University study.

Jewish artist explores art and spirituality in Cornell exhibit Oct. 6-17

An artist who brings an exhibit of art that depicts Jewish ritual garments -- tallit katans - in a variety of materials, including marbleized silk, comics, dollar bills, stainless steel, Astroturf, woven wire, X-ray film and copper sheeting, will present a public lecture Oct. 7.

Jamaican educator, author to deliver Messenger lectures on cultural identity

Rex Nettleford, professor of continuing studies, head of the Trade Union Education Institute and deputy vice chancellor of the University of the West Indies, will present three lectures on the theme "Cultural Identity and Development: A Caribbean Perspective," as Cornell's Fall 1997 Messenger Lecturer.

Breast cancer symposium Sept. 29-30 will focus on 'Science that Drives Policy'

How scientific research on the causes of breast cancer influences public policy locally and globally as well as right-to-know issues about diet, pesticides and breast cancer risk will be major topics of discussion when Cornell University's Institute for Comparative and Environmental Toxicology convenes a two-day symposium, Sept. 29-30.

William Lacy is elected president of the Rural Sociology Society for 1998-99 academic year

William B. Lacy, director of Cornell Cooperative Extension, has been elected president of the Rural Sociological Society for the 1998-99 academic year, the sixth time a Cornell professor has held the post.

When young children are interviewed repeatedly, some begin to believe the fictitious event they are asked about

ITHACA, N.Y. -- When preschool children were asked weekly about whether a fictitious event had ever happened to them, more than half the 3- and 4-year-old children by the tenth week reported that it had and provided cogent details, according to a Cornell University study. Even more surprising, however, is that more than one-quarter of the children could not be convinced the event never occurred when the researchers and their parents explained that the events never occurred. Furthermore, professionals who specialize in interviewing children could not distinguish between children telling false or true accounts when they were shown videotapes of the children's "recollections."

Simply smashing: Heavy rains deluge Atlantic City, N.J., with new records

Several precipitation records belonging to Atlantic City, N.J., were flooded out of the history books in August, while many parts of the Northeast region remained dry, according to the climatologists at the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell. The Atlantic City rain event of August 20-21 deluged the area with 13.52 inches.

Cornell Council for the Arts awards 26 students and staff with grants

The Cornell University Council for the Art has awarded more than $11,000 to 26 Cornell students and staff members to support a variety of art projects, including fashion design and photography.

Chinese politics scholar tapped to be director of Cornell Abroad

Richard Gaulton, a Cornell alumnus and scholar of Chinese politics, has been named director of Cornell Abroad. Gaulton succeeds Urbain DeWinter, who accepted a post this summer as international programs administrator at Boston University.