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You want to change the world. So do we.

We are a community with an uncommon sense of a common goal: to leave the world better than we found it. Ambitious? Sure. But Cornell CALS has been changing the world for over a century and will be doing so for a century more.

Founded in agriculture and focused on life, we are pioneers who have shaped contemporary science and eagerly embraced international opportunity, while always serving the people in the state of New York.

The Wall Street Journal/Times of Higher Education 2020 College Rankings ranked CALS #1 in agriculture, agriculture operations and related sciences. 

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Consider workplace AI’s impact before it’s too late, study says
In the work world, artificial intelligence often is designed to prioritize technological aspects over social ones, and according to new Cornell research, this may trigger unexpected consequences in other parts of society.
  • Department of Communication
  • Applied Economics


Two life scientists win 2020 Schwartz awards

Created through support from Joan Poyner Schwartz ’65 and Ronald H. Schwartz ’65, the award will provide $25,000 apiece to Angela Poole, assistant professor of nutritional sciences in the College of Human Ecology, and Gerlinde Van de Walle...

  • Horticulture Section
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Health + Nutrition
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Study measures consumers’ demands for cassava
A new study examines how consumers and famers in sub-Saharan Africa are responding to new varieties of cassava, which grow better, but lack certain culinary characteristics.
  • Global Development
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Food