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Martin Luther King Jr. Day program is planned for GIAC on Jan. 20

A community program to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be held at the Greater Ithaca Activities Center, 318 N. Albany St., on Monday, Jan. 20, from 11:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Carl Sagan memorial is Feb. 3 at Cornell

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.

Commission reaffirms Cornell University's accreditation without condition

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 new course, Cornell students lead workshops at area prisons on works by minority writers and filmmakers

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.

Cornell student ethnobotany expeditions to Amazon, Yucatan may yield secrets of Indian herbal medicines

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.

Small-scale food processing conference and workshop will take place Jan. 21 in Syracuse

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.

Revised guide offers curriculum on parenting skills for adolescent parents

What educators can teach young parents about becoming good parents is the topic of a new and revised curriculum from Cornell.

Northeast sloshes through its wettest year ever in 1996

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.

Selenium supplements can reduce cancer rates, new study shows

Men and women taking selenium supplements for 10 years had 41 percent less total cancer than those taking a placebo, a new study by Cornell and the University of Arizona shows.

Cornell arts grant winners exhibit work at Johnson Museum

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.

Cornell analysis shows benefits of new diet drug don't outweigh the risks

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.

Cornell-Quebec project aims to turn back raccoon rabies from international border

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.