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The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and home to Cornell University’s second largest population of students, faculty and staff. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being. The Cornell CALS experience empowers us to explore the boundaries of knowledge, supported by the leading minds of today and surrounded by the leading minds of tomorrow.

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Grants fund 15 community-engaged research projects

May 16, 2019
Student and faculty researchers and their community partners will use this year’s Engaged Cornell research grants to study Cornell’s socioeconomic impact on Tompkins County and other topics.

Mann award winner probes cell behavior

May 14, 2019
Jennie Sims, the recipient of the Mann Outstanding Graduate Student Award, is probing why, how and when a cell chooses to repair itself, which has implications in cancer research.


Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Weekly Seminar Series featuring Jacob Berv [Cornell]: Title TBA. Host: Irby Lovette

May 20 | 12:20 pm

Jacob Berv, Cornell, Title: TBA, 12:20-1:20p; Corson-Mudd Hall, A106

Location: Corson/Mudd Hall  | Event type: Seminar