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Isaac Kramnick, a 30-year Cornell University faculty member who serves as the Richard J. Schwartz Professor and chair of the Department of Government, has been named vice provost for undergraduate education. Announcing the appointment, effective July 1.

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In post-socialist Eastern Europe, tension has been high between national and ethnic minorities. To avoid these kinds of strains, Hungary passed Act 77, a progressive Law on National and Ethnic Minorities in 1993.

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Is abstinence-only sex education unconstitutional? Yes, say a Cornell Law School professor and a Washington, D.C., attorney, because it has the purpose and effect of endorsing a religious agenda.

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Robert B. Porter, professor of law and director of the Tribal Law and Government Center at the University of Kansas, will present a lecture, "Resolving Iroquois Land Claims," Monday, Oct. 23, at 4:30 p.m. in 290 Myron Taylor Hall.

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Whether or not she wins New York state's hotly contested U.S. Senate seat in the upcoming November election, Hillary Rodham Clinton's historic campaign will be examined by scholars not only for its electoral outcome but for what her candidacy and commentary about her reveal about American culture and values.

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Vincent Blasi, a law scholar and advocate and defender of the First Amendment right to free speech, will deliver this years annual Frank Irvine Lecture at Cornell University Law School Monday, Oct. 23.

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How should a home-based child-care provider set up a partnership, plan her liability insurance and more. These a few challenges facing an interdisciplinary team of 12 Cornell University students working as part of the new Cornell Small Children/Small Business Project.

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The Macedonian ambassador to the United States, Ljubica Z. Acevska, will visit Cornell University Oct. 8 through 10 to meet with faculty and students and discuss a variety of issues, among them human rights violations, international law and Macedonia's position in the international arena.

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Issues of reproductive rights and violence against women take the spotlight in a national conference, 'Bodies, Boundaries and Beyond: The Impact of the Law on Women,' to be held April 4 through 6 at the Cornell Law School.