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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.

Hundreds of Cornell students will go 'Into the Streets' Sept. 28

Into the Streets, a program of the Public Service Center at Cornell, is sponsoring its sixth annual Fall Service Day on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. On that day, several hundred Cornell students, faculty and staff will join with members of the Ithaca community in a day of public service projects.

Collegetown cleanup by residents and students set for Sept. 28

Cornell students, including members of fraternity and sorority councils, and Collegetown residents will take to the streets of Collegetown on Saturday, Sept. 28, Public Service Day. Activities include cleaning neighborhood sidewalks, streets, utility poles and open spaces.