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Cornell Plantations seeks return of stolen rhododendrons

Six valuable plants have been stolen from the Clement Gray Bowers Rhododendron Collection at Cornell, 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.

Cornell Political Forum to host panel on China on March 31

The Cornell Political Forum, a 12-year-old student organization at Cornell 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.

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

Former Israeli prime minister and Nobel Prize winner Shimon Peres will give a public lecture at Cornell on Wednesday, April 30, at 8 p.m. in the Newman Arena of the Cornell Field House.

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

Richard N. Zare, the Marguerite Blake Wilbur Professor of Chemistry at Stanford University, will give the Harry S. Kieval Lecture In Physics at Cornell on Monday, March 31.

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

Francis A. Kallfelz, D.V.M., has been appointed a James Law Professor of Medicine at the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine. His appointment was approved by the Cornell Board of Trustees at its March meeting.

Health executives development program is May 4-9 at Cornell

A five-day intensive professional development program for health executives is slated for May 4 through 9 at Cornell. The Health Executives Development Program, now in its 39th year.

Recycle Ithaca's Bicycles (RIBs) urgently needs volunteers

Recycle Ithaca's Bicycles, 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.

UCLA professor to discuss Milton and Spenser on sex and theology, April 7

Debora Kuller Shuger, professor of English at the University of California at Los Angeles, will visit Cornell in April to deliver a lecture titled "Glutinous Gums and the Stream of Consciousness: The Theology of Milton's Comus."

Cornell cloning expert testifies at New York State Senate hearing

State lawmakers should not move hastily to ban cloning research because it could yield medical breakthroughs that benefit humanity, a Cornell cloning pioneer told a New York State Senate Committee last week.

Historian of the American West to give three lectures at Cornell

Patricia Nelson Limerick, a professor of history at the University of Colorado at Boulder and one of the pioneers of the trend known as "New Western History," will deliver three Carl Becker Lectures at Cornell March 31 through April 2. She will deliver the lectures, which are free and open to the public.

Insect advocate May Berenbaum to speak at Boyce Thompson Institute at Cornell on March 26

May R. Berenbaum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will discuss plants, chemicals and insects in a lecture titled "Chemical Co-Evolution: Plant Poisons, P-450s & Papilionids" on March 26.