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Cornell's summer day camp for children is accepting registrations for 1997 season

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Cornell University's summer day camp for children of employees is now accepting registrations for the 1997 season. University Summer Day Camp will be held June 24 through Aug. 15, in two-week sessions. Attendance is limited to children who will enter grades one through eight this fall. Camp director Dick Taylor said the 1997 University Summer Day Camp will have its headquarters in the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house on the corner of Campus Road and Stewart Avenue, but "the entire Cornell campus will be the 'campground' where campers explore, learn about the exciting things happening around campus and, most importantly, have a fun-filled summer."

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

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Richard N. Zare, the Marguerite Blake Wilbur Professor of Chemistry at Stanford University, will give the Harry S. Kieval Lecture In Physics at Cornell University on Monday, March 31. The lecture, "Laboratory Measurements of Extraterrestrial Visitors," will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Schwartz Auditorium, Rockefeller Hall. Refreshments will be available from 4 to 4:20 p.m. in the first floor hallway. Zare, chairman of the National Science Board and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, was a member of the research group that reported last year that a Martian meteorite contains fossilized evidence of microbial life. Zare's chemistry laboratory provided the technique, called laser mass spectrometry, for analyzing the meteorite.

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

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Francis A. Kallfelz, D.V.M., has been appointed a James Law Professor of Medicine at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. His appointment was approved by the Cornell Board of Trustees at its March meeting. A member of the college faculty since 1966 and director of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital since 1991, Kallfelz conducts research in the areas of clinical nutrition, mineral metabolism, metabolic diseases of domestic animals and veterinary nuclear medicine. He earned the veterinary degree, with distinction in (1962), and doctoral degree in physical biology in 1966, both from Cornell University.

Fabric-eating cats sought for study at Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine Condition may be feline obsessive-compulsive disorder, animal-behavior experts suggest

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.

$1 million in grants will expand writing program

Cornell has received two grants totaling $1 million to expand the John S. Knight Writing Program, which seeks to improve student writing and the teaching of writing.

Carl Sagan memorial is Feb. 3 at Cornell

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.

Carl Sagan, Cornell astronomer, dies today (Dec. 20) in Seattle

Carl E. Sagan, 62, the David Duncan Professor of Astronomy and Space Sciences and director of the Laboratory for Planetary Studies died Dec. 20, 1996, in Seattle, Wash.

William Julius Wilson discusses consequences of ghetto joblessness

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.