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Cornell to establish an integrated College of Business

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Jan 30, 2016
Cornell University announced today that it will establish an integrated College of Business with the transformative excellence, scope and scale to cement the university’s position as a world-class center of teaching and research for business management and entrepreneurship. Read more

Events

E&EB Seminar, Dr. Peter Arcese, Natural selection, gene flow and evolution on islands; or, how I came to like plants

Feb 8 | 12:20 pm

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Weekly Seminar Series, Host: Alex Flecker

Location: Corson/Mudd Hall | Event type: Seminar

2016 Greenhouse Update

Feb 9 | 8:30 am

2016 Topics & Speakers:...

Location: Boyce Thompson Institute Auditorium | Event type: Seminar

“Phloem Sap and Rotten Fruit: “easy meat” for Microbial Alliances with Insects”- Angela Douglas

Feb 12 | 11:15 am

Angela E. Douglas...

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

Sketching in the Greenhouse

Feb 14 | 1:00 pm

While it’s cold and wintry outside, our greenhouses full of plants are nice and warm and the perfect place for artistic inspiration! Learn to observe and perceive more completely as you discover...

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

“Insights Into Characteristics of the Bacterial Pathogen Causing Goss’s Leaf Blight and Wilt of Corn“- Dean Malvick

Feb 17 | 12:20 pm

Dean Malvick...

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

Book Talk: Genetic Modification and Food Quality: A Down to Earth Analysis

Feb 18 | 4:00 pm

The safety and health benefits of GMO foods has been a contentious issue in the media lately, and the development of recombinant DNA methods has changed the face of the food industry....

Location: Mann Library | Event type: Author Appearance

Native Seed Propagation

Feb 20 | 1:00 pm

Growing native plants from seeds is an important step for successful habitat restoration projects in natural areas, or simply greening your home landscape with indigenous plants. The class will...

Location: Ken Post Lab | Event type: Class/ Workshop

Sketching in the Greenhouse

Feb 21 | 1:00 pm

While it’s cold and wintry outside, our greenhouses full of plants are nice and warm and the perfect place for artistic inspiration! Learn to observe and perceive more completely as you discover...

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

E&EB Seminar. Dr. Scott Santos. Island under islands: Population endemism, genomic biology and physiological ecology in the anchialine ecosystem of the Pacific Ocean

Feb 22 | 12:20 pm

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Weekly Seminar Series. Host: Nelson Hairston.

Location: Corson/Mudd Hall | Event type: Seminar

Pruning Fundamentals

Feb 27 | 10:00 am

Pruning your trees and shrubs can beautify your landscape and improve the growth and health of your plants. Learn the basics of pruning plus some advanced techniques in this hands-on workshop with...

Location: Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center | Event type: Class/ Workshop

Sketching in the Greenhouse

Feb 28 | 1:00 pm

While it’s cold and wintry outside, our greenhouses full of plants are nice and warm and the perfect place for artistic inspiration! Learn to observe and perceive more completely as you discover...

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

Racing Extinction - FREE with Dr Christopher Clark Q&A (Lab of O)

Feb 29 | 7:00 pm

Ithaca Premiere!...

Location: Willard Straight Theatre | Event type: Film

"Exploring Oryza spp. Diversity to Search for Novel TAL Effector-Dependent Sources of Resistance Against Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae" - Mathilde Hutin

Mar 2 | 12:20 pm

Mathilde Hutin Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Cornell University

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

2016 B.E.V. NY [Business.Enology.Viticulture.]

Mar 3

New York's annual conference for the grape and wine industry, combining the resources of Cornell's Extension Enology Lab, the Finger Lakes Grape Program, and the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied...

Location: RIT Conference Center | Event type: Conference/Workshop

“Passive versus Active CO2 Concentrating Mechanisms in Higher Plants”- Rowan Sage

Mar 4 | 11:15 am

Rowan Sage, PhD...

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

Culture & Cuisine

Mar 6 | 1:00 pm

Save the date for the first installment in a delicious and informative new series of culinary programs, showcasing the vital relationships between plants, human culture, and cuisine. This winter’s...

Location: Statler Hotel | Event type: Class/ Workshop

Sketching in the Greenhouse

Mar 6 | 1:00 pm

While it’s cold and wintry outside, our greenhouses full of plants are nice and warm and the perfect place for artistic inspiration! Learn to observe and perceive more completely as you discover...

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

“Simplistic Complexity – Viruses Do It Best“- Yi Xu

Mar 9 | 12:20 pm

Yi Xu Postdoctoral Associate USDA-ARS, Robert W. Holley Center and PPPMB, Cornell University

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

“Natural Products as a Strategy to Target Leukemia Stem Cells”- Monica Guzman, Ph.D.

Mar 11 | 11:15 am

Monica L. Guzman, Ph.D....

Location: Plant Science Building | Event type: Seminar

Winter Botany

Mar 13 | 2:00 pm

Recognizing trees by their bark is very helpful, particularly here in the Northeast. Bark is always present and is a great aid in identifying trees. Join field botanist Robert Wesley for an...

Location: Cornell Plantations | Event type: Class/ Workshop

Book Talk: Bird Families of the World: A Guide to the Spectacular Diversity of Birds

Mar 23 | 4:00 pm

Join us for a Chats in the Stacks book talk with David W. Winkler, professor and faculty curator of birds in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, director of the Cornell University...

Location: Mann Library | Event type: Author Appearance

The Messenger (with post screening discussion)

Apr 8 | 7:00 pm

Ithaca Premiere! 2015 > Canada/France/Costa Rica/Germany/Netherlands/Turkey/USA > Directed by Su Rynard...

Location: Willard Straight Theatre | Event type: Film

The Messenger (with post screening discussion)

Apr 10 | 4:30 pm

Ithaca Premiere! 2015 > Canada/France/Costa Rica/Germany/Netherlands/Turkey/USA > Directed by Su Rynard...

Location: Willard Straight Theatre | Event type: Film

Book Talk: The Holy Earth: The Birth of a New Land Ethic

Apr 20 | 4:00 pm

Join us for a Chats in the Stacks panel discussion with Scott Peters, Department of Development Sociology; Jim Tantillo, Department of Natural Resources; and John Linstrom, editor of the newly...

Location: Mann Library | Event type: Panel Discussion