Ravi Kanbur, an expert on economic issues facing developing countries, has been named the first Lee Teng-hui Professor of World Affairs at Cornell University. His appointment, effective April 1, 1998, was approved by the Cornell Board of Trustees at its March 27 meeting in Ithaca.
A little talent goes a long way, at least for members of the Savage Club of Ithaca who entertain Cornell alumni at reunion weekend each year. And now these comedians, jugglers, magicians, musicians, songsters, storytellers and all-around good guys from the greater Ithaca area have a new leader.
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Until laboratory tests identify sources of a bacterial disease killing songbirds in the East and Midwest, Cornell University scientists say people who feed birds should not blame themselves for the recent outbreak of salmonellosis in redpolls and other flocking species. Nevertheless, three precautions are in order, say experts at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and the College of Veterinary Medicine:
Dennis D. Dammerman, senior vice president and chief financial officer of General Electric Co., will deliver the 1998 Durland Lecture April y. Dammerman, who has been the CFO since 1984, will present "Changing GE: Lessons Learned Along the Way" at 4:30 p.m. in Schwartz Auditorium of Rockefeller Hall.
M&T Bank is offering a full scholarship to Cornell's Summer College, one of the nation's first summer programs for high school students. High school juniors and seniors from Broome, Cortland and Tompkins counties are eligible for the M&T scholarship, which is worth $5,100.
Alumni from Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are invited to participate in the second Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumni Forum on Saturday, April 18. More than two dozen classes will be available for the Cornell alumni and their guests.
Cornell's Women's Studies Program and the Program on Gender and Global Change are sponsoring a four-day conference, "Genders and Nations: Reflections on Women in Revolution," April 2 to 5 on campus and in the community.
NASA has opened the way for the signing of a $24.8 million contract between Cornell and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for building an infrared spectrograph, a sophisticated instrument that will be sent into orbit to detect and analyze some of the most distant objects in the universe.
U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) will participate in a panel discussion on "U.S. Immigration Policy: What's in the Future" Friday, March 27, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the MacDonald Moot Court Room of Myron Taylor Hall. The presentation is free and open to the public.