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1. Explosive device brought to campus safely removed

Authorities say there was no immediate danger as Cornell University Police and the Endicott Bomb Squad safely removed a small, improvised explosive device from a campus building Tuesday, April 14.

2. Gabrielle Giffords to speak at Senior Convocation May 23

Gabrielle Giffords, M.R.P. ’96, and her husband, Mark Kelly, will be the speakers for Cornell’s Convocation May 23. As a member of Congress Giffords survived an assassination attempt in 2011.

3. James J. Eyster, hotel management expert, dies at 74

James J. Eyster Jr., Ph.D. ’77, a School of Hotel Administration professor emeritus of finance, accounting and real estate, died April 7 in Ithaca after suffering a stroke.

4. Things to Do, April 17-24

Events this week include Yamatai's annual drum concert, 'Inherent Vice' and other films with alumni credits; a Science Cabaret on honeybees and a concerto by graduate student composer Loren Loiacono.

5. Skorton message addresses race, law enforcement, safety

President David Skorton issued a statement reminding students to contact Cornell University Police Department if they have been the victim of or witness to a hate crime and that a variety of services are available to victims.

6. Volunteers needed for annual Slope Day

Volunteers are needed to help make Slope Day safe, relaxing and enjoyable for everyone. All staff and faculty volunteers are asked to submit an online application and attend a training session for the May 7 event.

7. Scott Page to address ability, diversity in April 22 lecture

Social scientist Scott Page discusses the search for excellence in academic institutions and the benefits that people of diverse perspectives and backgrounds offer, in a campus lecture April 22.

8. Grad theater group involves audience in creative process

The Association of Graduates in Theatre (AGIT) acts as a forum for students to share their scholarly work and artistic processes with campus. Submissions for its fall 2015 Playfest are due April 17.

9. Services are April 18 for Verne Rockcastle, science educator

Science educator Verne N. Rockcastle, a member of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty since 1956, died April 5 in Ithaca; He was 95. A memorial service will be April 18 at Kendal.

10. Poetic performances and Cherokee two-spirit lives

Chilean poet, artist and filmmaker Cecilia Vicuña, and writer, scholar and performer Qwo-Li Driskill, will offer performances and student workshops on campus April 28-May 2.