Cornell CALS' COVID-19 Resources

CALS is closely monitoring developments related to COVID-19 and following steps the university is taking to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our community. As part of this action, the majority of CALS offices are currently on remote work plans.

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Take a virtual global tour with Birds of the World
Travel to Peru to see the flamboyant Andean cock-of-the-rock, or come face-to-face with the show-stopping great gray owl on the fringe of northern boreal forest – all without leaving home, thanks to the new Birds of the World online reference...
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Animals
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Food Science experts holding virtual office hours
“So far, most facilities have remained focused, making products and maintaining their staffing,” said Sam Alcaine, assistant professor in the Department of Food Science, in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. “But it’s early on, and...
  • Food Science
  • Food
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Cornell aids distillers in making hand sanitizer
“For distilleries, it’s a fascinating landscape right now,” said Chris Gerling, senior extension associate in food science at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, New York. Gerling is helping distilleries across New York get answers to questions, find...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Health + Nutrition
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Students face pandemic disruption with resilience
Lassan Bagayoko ’22 worries that some classmates no longer have access to on-campus resources like regular meals and safe housing. And Tina Ting ’20 mourns the loss of experiences she would have had during her senior spring. The coronavirus...
  • Biology
  • Environment

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Cornell University Evaluates Rust2Green (R2G) Impacts: Utica Participation is Key

Project leaders are encouraging all members of the Utica community to contribute to the University's online evaluation before its conclusion on April 12 by going to: https://participant.groupwisdom.tech/project/836/brainstorming. Recognizing the...

  • Department of Global Development
  • Natural Resources
  • Landscape Architecture
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Field Note

Bill Weldon: Supporting New York state hop growers in the fight against powdery mildew
Bill Weldon is a graduate student at Cornell AgriTech, studying under the direction of David Gadoury, senior research associate in the plant pathology and plant-microbe biology section of the School of Integrative Plant Science. What is the...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Spotlight

Anna Botsford Comstock: scientific illustrator, naturalist and leader

Carol Anelli, professor and associate chair of the Department of Entomology at Ohio State University, came to Cornell in October 2018 to talk about the accomplishments of Anna Botsford Comstock. Comstock graduated from Cornell in 1875 and later...

  • Entomology
  • Organisms
  • Environment
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Cross-campus effort rushes 3D-printed gear to Weill Cornell
“On Twitter I’d heard about how people are 3D printing face masks, so I decided to blast email all of the engineering department chairs to see if anybody knew of anybody who had printers or availability to print,” said Kuceyeski, who also leads...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Health + Nutrition
  • Disease

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Cornell experts discuss state of pandemic

Faculty have mobilized their contacts around the world to help Cornell students and friends get home before borders closed. And as students readied to leave Ithaca, they donated blood at Red Cross stations set up on West Campus. These were a few...

  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
  • Health + Nutrition
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Cornell AgriTech donates personal protective equipment to Finger Lakes Health
“Our mission has always been to help New Yorkers, and given current circumstances, we are finding new ways to do that,” said Larry Smart, associate director of Cornell AgriTech. “Because the health of Geneva community members is important, we...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Health + Nutrition