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Honoring Veverka, a man who chases snowballs and discovers 'continents'

Astronomer Joe Veverka, chair of Cornell's Department of Astronomy, will celebrate his 60th birthday with a unique gift from his colleagues: a symposium, "Exploration of the Universe," to be held Oct. 4-6 on campus.

LaFeber gives remarks at National Day of Prayer and Remembrance

The text of remarks by Walter LaFeber, the Marie Underhill Noll Professor of American History, on Sept. 14, 2011, the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance, at Cornell University.

Soybean aphids, a potential agricultural threat, found by Cornell entomologists in New York state

Potentially damaging soybean aphids have been detected in several central and western counties of New York state, according to Cornell University entomologists.

Cornell's Christine A. Shoemaker and Thomas D. Seeley receive von Humboldt Research Awards

Christine A. Shoemaker, professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Thomas D. Seeley, professor of neurobiology and behavior, at Cornell University have received Alexander von Humboldt Research Awards.

Michael W. Crooke, chief executive of outdoor clothing company Patagonia, to speak at Cornell April 24

Michael W. Crooke, chief executive of the outdoor clothing company Patagonia Inc. and its parent Lost Arrow Corp., will give a talk at Cornell April 24 at 5 p.m. in B-45 Warren Hall.

Cornell's Stephen Ceci receives APA's Bronfenbrenner award for his contributions to developmental psychology

Cornell Professor Stephen J. Ceci is the 2002 recipient of the American Psychological Association's (APA) Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contribution to Developmental Psychology in the Service of Science and Society. Established in 1996 to honor Urie Bronfenbrenner, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Human Development at Cornell.

Rebecca Quinn Morgan HE '60 to be honored at celebration of Human Ecology Centennial in New York City April 20

Rebecca Quinn Morgan HE '60, who with her husband has endowed the deanship of the College of Human Ecology at Cornell, will be given the inaugural Martha Van Rensselaer Vision Award by the Human Ecology Alumni Association on April 20. The award ceremony is a key event at the national celebration of the Cornell University Human Ecology Centennial at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York City.

Robert Langer, head of FDA science board, to speak at Cornell April 23 and 24

Robert S. Langer, chairman of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's science board, the federal agency's highest advisory panel, will deliver the 2001 Julian C. Smith Lectures in the School of Chemical Engineering at Cornell Monday, April 23, and Tuesday, April 24.

Singer-songwriter Sam Shaber starts new Willard Straight series, April 24

To kick off the Lauren Pickard '90 Emerging Artist Series at Cornell, the campus's Willard Straight Hall will be showcasing a rising star, Sam Shaber, who has been called "the soul of New York folk."