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Facts in Five: For the Birds

Illustrated origami paper birds in the sky
Published: 
April 15, 2017
Pigeons, crows, sparrows, starlings and killdeer: These city-dwelling species rank low in the pecking order but have hidden talents and creature culture worthy of a second glance.

ComSciCon-Cornell Aims to Reach All Communities

science communications
Published: 
July 19, 2017
For the third year, Cornell is holding ComSciCon-Cornell, a science communication workshop organized by graduate students, for graduate students and postdocs July 14 and 22.

Events

Field Course Crowdfunding Project

Jul 31 | 12:00 am

Hosts: Zamudio, Greene and Sparks

Location:

Keeping the Pests Out on a Budget: IPM workshops for safe playing fields

Aug 3 | 9:00 am

For school and sports turf managers...

Location: Coxsackie-Athens High School, 24 Sunset Blvd, Coxsackie, N.Y.

Student/postdoc career talk - Susi (Sturzenegger) Varvayanis

Aug 25 | 11:15 am

Susi Sturzenegger Varvayanis Senior Director, BEST Program: Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training, Cornell University

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

“To Grow or Not to Grow: What Makes Roots Respond to Environmental Signals?” - Wolfgang Busch

Sep 1 | 11:15 am

Wolfgang Busch...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

“Chemical- and R-mediated signaling in plant defense” - Pradeep Kachroo

Sep 8 | 11:15 am

Pradeep Kachroo...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

“Borrowing from neighbors: leveraging comparative genomics for improved plant disease resistance” - Jim Bradeen

Sep 20 | 12:20 pm

Jim Bradeen...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

“Mechanisms of lipid remodeling and transfer in the chloroplast” - Christoph Benning

Sep 22 | 11:15 am

Christoph Benning...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

PPPMB Seminar - Kathryn Bushley

Sep 27 | 12:20 pm

Kathryn Bushley...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

“Fifty shades of green: the secret lives of charophytes” - David Domozych

Sep 29 | 11:15 am

David Domozych...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

“Cross-Kingdom RNAi and RNA trafficking in plant pathogen interactions“ - Hailing Jin

Oct 4 | 12:20 pm

Hailing Jin...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

“Translational Taxonomy of Bacterial Diseases“ - Carolee Bull

Oct 11 | 12:20 pm

Carolee Bull...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

“Regulation of cellulose synthesis by sucrose and GPI-anchored proteins” - Trevor Yeats

Oct 13 | 11:15 am

Trevor Yeats...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

E&EB Seminar Dr. Gunter Wagner. The evolution of mammalian pregnancy: From genes to cells and placentas

Oct 16 | 12:20 pm

E&EB Seminar Host: Robert Reed

Location: Corson/Mudd Hall  | Event type: Seminar

PPPMB Seminar - Harrison

Oct 18 | 12:20 pm

Maria Harrison...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

“Darwin’s “abominable mystery” and the search for the first flowering plants” - William "Ned" Friedman

Oct 20 | 11:15 am

William "Ned" Friendman...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

"Trichoderma, the phytobiome and the challenge of translating science to the field" - Molly Cadle-Davidson

Oct 25 | 12:20 pm

Molly Cadle-Davidson, Ph.D....

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

“Regulation of cuticular wax composition and water permeability” - Eric Fich

Oct 27 | 11:15 am

Eric Fich Graduate Student Exit Seminar Plant Biology, Cornell University Thesis: Regulation of cuticular wax composition and water permeability

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

“Darwin's Damned Land: Patagonia- A Paleobotanist's Paradise” - Alejandra Gandolfo

Nov 3 | 11:15 am

Alejandra Gandolfo...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

"The incredible Wealth of Genetic Variation: Impressions from 50 Years of Cucurbit Breeding" - James Brent Loy

Nov 8 | 12:20 pm

James Brent Loy...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

“Medical Ethnobotany and the Discovery of New Drugs from Nature” - Cassandra Quave

Nov 10 | 11:15 am

Cassandra Quave...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

“Understanding host-virus interactions: the key to management of an evolving Potato virus Y epidemic”- Washington da Silva

Nov 15 | 12:20 pm

Washington da Silva...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

“Growing shapes: exploring cell wall mechanics during plant development” - Siobhan Braybrook

Nov 17 | 11:15 am

Siobhan Braybrook...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

PPPMB Seminar - Emerson Del Ponte

Nov 29 | 12:20 pm

Emerson Del Ponte...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

“The diversity, functions, and evolution of secondary siRNA pathways in plants” - Blake Meyers

Dec 1 | 11:15 am

Blake Meyers...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar

PPPMB Seminar - Jason Stajich

Dec 5 | 12:20 pm

Jason Stajich...

Location: Plant Science Building  | Event type: Seminar