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From our undergraduate business school to programs in communication, development sociology, landscape architecture, and other fields, CALS goes beyond the traditional definition of an agricultural school. And yet, with initiatives in food, animal, plant, and biological sciences, CALS clearly illustrates the relevance of agricultural research in creating a world that can support its inhabitants. Because of this diverse portfolio, CALS is regarded as the best college of its kind in the nation.

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Communication Colloquium: Psychology of Interactivity: How Interactive Media Shape our Communications

Mar 2 | 1:30 pm

This talk will reveal the reasons why online interactivity is so alluring, and discuss various ways in which specific features of media technology shape our psychology. The speaker’s Model of...

Location: Kennedy Hall | Event type: Lecture

The tomato receptor FLAGELLIN-SENSING 3 perceives flagellin and activates immune signaling- Sarah Refi Hind

Mar 4 | 12:20 pm

Sarah Refi Hind...

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

“Unraveling early events in plant immune signaling”-Gitta Coaker

Mar 6 | 11:15 am

Gitta Coaker, Associate Professor...

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

Environs Messiaen festival: songbirdsongs

Mar 8 | 12:30 pm

Composed by Pulitzer Prize winner John Luther Adams, this outdoor performance of songbirdsongs features 3 percussion and 2 piccolo players. In under an hour, nine movements depict “the controlled...

Location: Guy Nearing Summer House | Event type: Performance

Sketching in the Greenhouse

Mar 8 | 1:00 pm

While it’s cold and wintry outside, our greenhouses filled with plants are nice and warm and the perfect place for artistic inspiration! During each class, participants will focus on drawing one...

Location: Cornell Plantations Plant Production Facility | Event type: Class/ Workshop

“Seeds Sown and Harvests Reaped: Vegetable Seed Crop Pathology in the Pacific Northwest” - Lindsey du Toit

Mar 11 | 12:20 pm

Lindsey du Toit...

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

Resistance to African bacterial leaf streak in an American heirloom rice variety- Lindsay Triplett

Mar 18 | 12:20 pm

Lindsay Triplett...

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

"Cell-type specific strategies for DNA damage response"- Anne Britt

Mar 20 | 11:15 am

Dr. Anne Britt...

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

Cheap Food & Bad Climate: From Surplus Value to Negative-Value in the Capitalist World-Ecology

Mar 20 | 3:00 pm

Jason Moore, Binghamton University. ...

Location: Warren Hall | Event type: Seminar

Washi Paper Gourd Vase

Mar 21 | 11:00 am

Do you love the colors and variety of Washi paper? In this class you will decoupage a variety of these papers on a fully prepared gourd and finish the vase with Asian-inspired embellishments such...

Location: Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Class/ Workshop

"Polyamine acetylation induced by Pseudomonas syringae leads to Arabidopsis defense suppression"- Georg Jander

Mar 25 | 12:20 pm

Gerog Jander...

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

2015 Cornell Pesticide Applicator Update

Mar 31 | 8:30 am

The 2015 Pesticide Applicator update is a half day educational event for pesticide applicators. Pesticide credits will be offered. Please pre-register at event website.

Location: Morrison Hall | Event type: Seminar

Book Talk: Civic Ecology: Adaptation and Transformation from the Ground Up

Apr 9 | 4:00 pm

Communities around the world are coming together to rebuild and restore local environments that have been affected by crisis or disaster. In New Orleans after Katrina, in New York after Sandy, in...

Location: Mann Library | Event type: Author Appearance

"Pathogen manipulation of plant actin cytoskeletal dynamics: Old effectors, new targets."- Brad Day

Apr 10 | 11:15 am

Dr. Brad Day...

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

Book Talk: Farming the Woods: An Integrated Permaculture Approach to Growing Food and Medicinals in Temperate Forests

Apr 22 | 4:00 pm

Would you like to learn how to cultivate, harvest, and market high-value non-timber forest crops such as American ginseng, shiitake mushrooms, ramps (wild leeks), maple syrup, fruit and nut trees,...

Location: Mann Library | Event type: Author Appearance