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Benjamin Houlton named as the next Ronald P. Lynch Dean of CALS
Houlton’s five-year appointment, effective Oct. 1, has been approved by the Executive Committee of the Cornell University Board of Trustees and is pending ratification by the State University of New York Board of Trustees. He also has been...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Climate
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Lee Teng-hui, Ph.D. ’68, former Taiwan president, dies at 97
After earning a Cornell doctoral degree in agricultural economics at age 45, Lee returned to Taiwan, where he was appointed to a number of governmental positions, including the mayor of Taipei (1978-81) and the provincial governor of Taiwan...
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Agriculture
  • Applied Economics
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Panel: Pandemic has exposed long-standing health inequities
“For those of us living in black and brown bodies … it’s not unprecedented, it’s business as usual, unfortunately,” said Rachel Hardeman, associate professor at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. “Like other epidemics...
  • Department of Communication
  • Health + Nutrition
  • Behavior
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McNair Scholars lobby DC virtually for more higher ed funding
With a major in biology and society, she had planned to live on campus in student housing to continue her research on the effect of the nutrient choline on children’s cognitive development. This kind of research can make or break a student’s...
  • Biology
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New soil models may ease atmospheric CO2, climate change
In an article published July 27 in Nature Geoscience, Cornell’s Johannes Lehmann and others wrote that scientists should develop new models that more accurately reflect the carbon-storage processes beneath our feet, in order to effectively draw...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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Plant communication project gets $1.3M grant from NSF
Scientists know that some mRNA – which carries genetic code to a living organism’s protein-making machinery – are making the journey from root to shoot. But they don’t know which of the thousands of strands are purposely trying to share genetic...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
  • Agriculture
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Field Note

My Double Conscious Experience in the Ivy League
Inspired by his personal experience as a Black student in the Ivy League, Ben Fields ’20 analyzed how racism, micro-aggressions and human behavior contribute to the academic career of Black students. His research is not only an important...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Small-farm tech reduces deforestation, climate change
Small farms in Zambia that use the latest hybrid seed for maize, along with improving health on neutral soils, help reduce deforestation and tackle climate change, Cornell researchers report this month in Global Environmental Change. “Scientists...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
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McLaughlin begins second stint as Dyson interim dean
For the second time in four years, Edward McLaughlin, the Robert G. Tobin Professor Emeritus of Marketing, has taken the reins as interim David J. Nolan Dean of the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. A Dyson faculty...
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Applied Economics
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$1.1M raised to support legacy of Dean Kathryn J. Boor’s leadership
As Kathryn J. Boor ’80, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean, completes her second and final term, CALS alumni, parents and friends have raised more than $1.1 million in recognition funds that will continue to support the top priorities from her deanship...