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Male lyrebirds snare mates with ‘acoustic illusion’
“The male superb lyrebird creates a remarkable acoustic illusion,” said Anastasia Dalziell, a Cornell Lab of Ornithology associate and recent Lab Rose Postdoctoral Fellow, now at the University of Wollongong, Australia, and first author of “Male...
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Animals
  • Environment

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Robert Seaney, forage management expert, dies at 93

“Dr. Seaney was an excellent communicator and was widely respected by colleagues, extension agents and farmers,” said Danny Fox, professor emeritus of animal science. “Through his research and extension program, he had a large impact on...

  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • Soil
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NSF challenges Cornell to tame winter, natural disasters
Max Zhang, professor in Cornell’s Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, will lead the federally funded effort this spring. The work is part of the new Civic Innovation Challenge, announced Feb. 17, an $11 million effort led by...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Natural Resources and the Environment

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Search committee set for policy school’s founding dean

A year after the provost announced plans to create a School of Public Policy, following a multiyear review of how to elevate Cornell’s excellence and prominence in the social sciences, the search for its first dean is underway.

  • Atkinson Center
  • Department of Global Development
  • Applied Economics
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Wildlife regulation, ‘one health’ keys to avert more pandemics
Future pandemics can be avoided if the world’s governments eliminate unnecessary wildlife trade and adopt holistic approaches, according to experts at a Feb. 23 virtual conference.
  • Atkinson Center
  • Disease
  • Biology
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Bearded seals are loud – but not loud enough
These elaborate vocalizations are essential for bearded seal reproduction, and have to be loud enough to be heard over the cacophony of their equally loud brethren. But in the rapidly changing Arctic soundscape, where noise from industrial...
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Animals
  • Environment
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USDA grant seeks to enhance milk production and cow health
Joseph McFadden, associate professor of dairy cattle biology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, will use the funds to identify mechanisms that control insulin resistance in lactating cows. Under normal circumstances, insulin...
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Dairy
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Field Note

Jessica Snyder ’20: Preparing for a dynamic career in international development

  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Leading Through Extension with Humility and Responsibility
In this episode of “Extension Out Loud,” a podcast by Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE), Benjamin Houlton, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, shares his journey and his vision for carrying forth Cornell’s...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Department of Global Development
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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Environmental policies not always bad for business, study finds
The analysis found that, contrary to conventional wisdom, market-based or incentive-based policies may actually benefit regulated firms in the traditional and “green” energy sectors, by spurring innovation and improvements in production...
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Applied Economics
  • Behavior