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A young woman prepares a meal in her home in India

News

The 2020 nationwide lockdown India imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic caused disruptions that negatively impacted women’s nutrition, according to a new study from the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition.
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Department of Global Development
  • Nutritional Sciences
transposons

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Eventually, these findings could lead to a reliable CRISPR-Cas system that allows scientists to insert larger cargoes of genetic information into cells with more precision than current techniques allow, with far-reaching implications for...
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Genomics
  • Biology
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The East Africa study area – including Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda – has experienced deforestation and also contains many large-scale land restoration and land-based climate mitigation programs, but lacks systems for quantifying...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
Max Pfeffer stands in a library to have his portrait taken

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Max Pfeffer, a distinguished researcher of rural and urban communities and a leader who helped reshape the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for the 21st century, will become emeritus professor of global development on July 1.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
A cassava flower held by two fingers

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A tropical root-crop that is a daily staple food to hundreds of millions of people in Africa and increasingly being used by small-holder farmers in commercial production, cassava has historically been difficult for plant breeders to improve in...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
Lead NY with drawing of New York state outline and plant

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Lead New York, a leadership development program for adult professionals in the food, agriculture and natural resource sectors, has announced the members of its 19th class.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Two women and three men participating in athletics while wearing Cornell gear

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The long wait for the delayed 2020 Olympics will finally end this week, and when it does Cornell will be represented by five alumni competing in five sports.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Statistics and Data Science
Basil leaves with orange between veins, symptomatic of basil downy mildew

Spotlight

Nothing spells disappointment more during pesto-making season than visiting your basil patch only to find your carefully tended crop ravaged. But that is exactly what happened to Meg McGrath, a plant pathologist based at Cornell’s Long Island...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
A group examines a harvest of pearl millet outside in a field

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The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement works with smallholder farmers and rural populations in West Africa to develop sustainable crop innovations that address climate change and other social challenges.
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
Man holds a fresh salmon.

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Breeding Insight, a new program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through Cornell University, will share latest tools with breeders in the U.S.
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
A mountain with sun streaming in behind it

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After stifling temperatures parked over the Pacific Northwest in late June, scientists – including Cornell’s Flavio Lehner – said climate change triggered it.
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Planet
  • Climate

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Benjamin Houlton, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of CALS, announced today that Ann LaFave ’90, MPS ’12 is being promoted to assistant dean of academic programs and student success, effective July 15. In this newly created position, she’ll oversee...

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Summer is a great time to be on the water. For this episode of Extension Out Loud we talked with David White, of New York Sea Grant, about the basics of boating safety. Learn how you can help insure a safe and family-friendly experience on the...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
Two people exchanging money at a farmers market

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Farmers markets and roadside stands are more successful in communities with more nonprofits, social enterprises and creative industries, according to a new study.
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Agriculture
  • Applied Economics
A woman stands in a wooden shack used to store grain

Field Note

Parasto Hamed's decision to pursue an MPS at Cornell opened new frontiers in her career and opportunities to be directly involved in international agriculture.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development

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Horst received his bachelor’s degree in plant science from Ohio University in 1957. After earning a Ph.D. in plant pathology from the Ohio State University in 1962, he served as director of the plant pathology laboratory at Yoder Brothers Inc...

  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
  • Disease
Long Island Sound Sunset | Photo: Rebecca Shuford/NYSG

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Four new extension specialists have joined New York Sea Grant (NYSG) in its mission of “Bringing Science to the Shore” as part of a collaborative program between Cornell and the State University of New York. NYSG specialists work with faculty...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • New York Sea Grant Institute
Human Ecology Building

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Analyzing the effectiveness of their community’s Family Treatment Court, a joint team of Cornell researchers and local service providers discovered a “remarkable” outcome. In Tompkins County, New York, children and caregivers were reunited at...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
Natalie Bazarova

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In classical Greek theater, the chorus served a specific purpose: to explain and comment on the particular moral issue being dramatized on stage. These days, the “Greek chorus” – in the form of commenters on social media – can sometimes...
  • Department of Communication
  • Communication
  • Health + Nutrition
Food storage facility roll-up doors.

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Placing rodent traps and bait stations based on rat and mouse behavior could protect the food supply more effectively than the current standard of placing them set distances apart, a new Cornell-led study has found.
  • Animals
  • Food
  • Health + Nutrition