The Cornell community will gather in tribute to the memory of Carl Sagan, the late David Duncan Professor of Astronomy and Space Sciences and director of the Laboratory for Planetary Studies, at a service Monday, Feb. 3, at 2 p.m. in Bailey Hall.
The Middle States Association Commission on Higher Education has accepted Cornell's Periodic Review Report and reaffirmed without condition the university's accreditation. The commission, at its November 1996 meeting, deemed no follow-up to be necessary and set the next regular evaluation visit for 2000-2001.
For a research project in one of her courses last semester, Cornell graduate student Vera Palmer drove a total of 1,000 miles on 10 Friday evenings to lead a workshop on Native American literature and culture for inmates at Auburn State Prison.
Returning to campus from expeditions in the forests of South and Central America, a team of Cornell undergraduate science students is applying modern analytical techniques to learn the chemistry behind the nature-based medicinals that work for native peoples.
The New York Sustainable Agriculture Working Group is sponsoring an all-day conference, "Making it in the Northeast: Small-scale food processing on the rise," on Jan. 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Four Points Sheraton, 441 Electronic Parkway, Syracuse.
It's official for 1996: The 12-state Northeast was sopping, soggy, soaked and sodden as the region sloshed its way to the wettest year in more than a century -- 102 years of official records -- with 53.89 inches of precipitation.
The seventh Cornell Council for the Arts Individual Grants exhibition opens Jan. 11 at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art on the Cornell University campus. The exhibition features the work of nine artists who were awarded the grants in either 1992, 1993 or 1994.
Don't bother with the hot new diet pill Redux -- the benefits don't outweigh the risks, according to a Cornell University nutritionist who has examined the 40 studies on long-term use of the diet pill.
Concerned that raccoon rabies could infect wildlife and humans, Canadian authorities are reaching across the border to help support oral vaccination programs in Northeastern states by veterinarians and wildlife biologists from the College of Veterinary Medicine.