One of the most bizarre and baffling cat behaviors, fabric-eating, is the subject of a new study at Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine, where nearby cats are sought for medical trials.
ITHACA, N.Y. -- The Cornell University 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 program is open to the public. Sagan, 62, died of pneumonia on Dec. 20, in Seattle, Wash., after a two-year battle with a bone marrow disease. The memorial will begin with a 15-minute video of highlights from Sagan's PBS 13-part series, Cosmos, the Emmy- and Peabody-award-winning show that became the most watched series in public-television history. Several faculty members, former students and friends, including President Hunter Rawlings and President Emeritus Frank H.T. Rhodes, will speak at the event. The undergraduate class that Sagan was scheduled to teach this semester, Astronomy 202: "Our Home in the Solar System," is being co-taught by Yervant Terzian, the James A. Weeks Professor of Physical Sciences and chair of the department, and James Cordes, professor of astronomy, in Sagan's honor. One of the texts the professors will use is Sagan's 1995 book, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space.
William Julius Wilson was the opening speaker Oct. 19 at a symposium titled "American Society: Diversity and Consensus," honoring another heavyweight sociologist, Cornell's Robin M. Williams Jr., the Henry Scarborough Professor of Social Sciences Emeritus.
They got started way back in 1994, in the "pre-Netscape days," before the Internet took off as a commercial enterprise. It was then that Cornell students Todd Krizelman and Stephan Paternot, armed with only a modem and a Macintosh computer in Krizelman's dorm room.