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Estate of LaBastille creates Woodswoman Scholarship Fund

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Jan 20, 2015
Anne LaBastille, ’55, Ph.D. ’69 inspired generations of women to enter the natural sciences with her Thoreau-inspired “Woodswoman” series of books. Now her estate will support doctoral-level women studying conservation or natural resources. Read more

Alumna fights Ebola on the front lines in Liberia

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Jan 20, 2015
CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer Karlyn Beer ’06 helped Liberia combat Ebola on the front lines in the fall. She said safely caring for Ebola patients and preventing further transmission proved to be extremely complex. Read more

New computation method helps identify functional DNA

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Jan 20, 2015
Cornell scientists have created a new computational method that can identify positions in the human genome that play a role in the proper functioning of cells. The research was published in the Jan.19 edition of the journal Nature Genetics. Read more

NSF grant plants seeds for building better fruit trees

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Jan 12, 2015
Assistant professor of horticulture Kenong Xu is one of the leaders of a joint Cornell-USDA research team looking to uncover genes that control branch growth in fruit trees. The team received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation. Read more

Cornell joins effort to fight global hunger

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Dec 11, 2014
Cornell has joined nearly 50 universities in a commitment to address global hunger. University leaders will sign the Presidents’ Commitment to Food and Nutrition Security Dec. 9 at the United Nations. Read more

Tata-Cornell Initiative observes first year of research

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Dec 10, 2014
Celebrating its first year of research projects in India, the Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative briefed faculty and students on drinking-water system projects, research on iron nutrition for women, and a food fortification study. Read more

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