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CALS Magazine

Our CALS magazine, periodiCALS, offers alumni, family and friends an opportunity to stay connected to campus. The stories profile members of the CALS community and share highlights about our ground-breaking research, teaching and extension efforts.

On the cover

Research features

Research news

A genetic mystery

Sled dogs lead the way in the quest to slow aging

Research news

Artificial metabolism

Engineers create 'lifelike' biomaterial

New York state impact

Industry innovation

The Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture helps startups take off

Research news

Jumping gene

Scientists are catching up with a newly discovered, highly spreadable antibiotic resistant gene

New York state impact

Street smarts

Cornell's Local Roads program paves the way for safer streets in New York state

A woman and a dog touch noses
a microscopic view of a biomaterial moving from left to right
A woman and a man stand outside a room where nuts are being pressed into nut butter
an artist's interpretation of a powerful, antibiotic resistant gene
A woman stands next to a drainage ditch running along a rural highway

Celebrating our dean's legacy

Food & agriculture highlights

New York state Impact

From all angles

Protecting New York state's berry industry

Regional impact

Eastern broccoli project

Researchers develop $100 million market for local produce

Radical collaboration

Digital agriculture

Researchers are tackling the age-old problem of predicting the grape harvest by using 21st-century tools

New York state iImpact

Tapping CALS expertise

Across the state, brewers turn to the Cornell Craft Beverage Institute for support

Supporting education

Dairy leaders

For more than 20 years, the Junior Dairy Leader program has worked to support the next generation of industry leaders

Male hand holding berries
Thomas Bjorkman kneels by a row of broccoli.
Justin Vanden Heuvel stands in grape orchard
Man pours beer from a tap.
A cow sitting in hay in a barn

Catching up with CALS alumni

Alumni spotlight

Supporting aquatic ecosystems

More than 40 years later, Paul DuBowy '75 remains grateful for his Cornell education, and he created an internship for bog and wetland conservation to support the next generation of CALS researchers.

Alumni spotlight

Yi Athena Ren, Ph.D. '11

Specializing in reproductive biology and integrative endocrinology, Assistant Professor of Animal Science Yi Athena Ren talks about how her research intersects with society.

Then and now

Martha Furie '74 and Chenab Khakh '20 speak about their CALS experiences, advances in biology and women in STEM fields.

Alumni spotlight

My Cornell story

Deborah Arrindell '79 describes how her interest in medicine and law shaped her career—including her current role as an executive medical director in global patient safety and labeling at Amgen Inc.

A man leads a group of college students along a wooded trail
A woman sits at a table and smiles
Two female alumni discuss their major at CALS in the Statler Hotel Lounge
CALS Alumna Deborah Arrindell '79 walks outside the Amgen Inc. campus in Thousand Oaks, California.

Read past issues of the CALS Magazine

The links below allow you to download full PDF versions of our magazines from Cornell University Library's eCommons

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