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.
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.
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.
At the request of Cornell University, the permitting process for the replacement incinerator at the university's College of Veterinary Medicine has been suspended by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), and the university is inviting community and campus groups to participate in an advisory committee on the project.
Cornell alumni will revisit their alma mater the weekend of Sept. 20-22 for Homecoming 1996, the university's annual fall celebration featuring educational, athletic and social events for all members of the Cornell community.
Charles F. Knight, chairman and chief executive officer of Emerson Electric Co., will deliver the Hatfield Address on "American Industry Approaching the Millennium" Sept. 26 at 4:30 p.m. in Schwartz Auditorium of Rockefeller Hall.