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For the Northeastern U.S., the year 2021 was third warmest – at an average of 49.5 degrees, which ties the year 2020 – since 1895, says the Northeast Regional Climate Center.
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Environment
  • Climate
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A new study finds that despite increasing numbers of bald eagles, poisoning from eating dead carcasses or parts contaminated by lead shot has reduced population growth by 4% to 6% annually in the Northeast.
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The word ‘honeydew’ sounds benign, but the sugary waste product of aphids can promote growth of bacteria that are highly virulent to the pests, according to a new study.
  • Microbiology
  • Animals
  • Microbiology

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Professors Neil Lewis Jr. ’13 and Tashara Leak are leading the new Action Research Collaborative, which will serve as an institutional hub for cross-campus action research collaborations between Ithaca and New York City, and elsewhere.

  • Communication
  • Health + Nutrition
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Diane Bailey, the Geri Gay Professor of Communication, has begun a three-year term as director of the Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture (CIDA). She plans to maintain current programming while improving outreach to the Global South, to...
  • Digital Agriculture
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Figure skater Karen Chen ’23 is headed to Beijing next month for the Winter Olympics, and will be joined from Cornell by four former Big Red women’s hockey players plus Doug Derraugh ’91, the Everett Family Head Coach of Women’s Hockey.
  • Department of Communication
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From teaching food science at the Ithaca Farmers Market to researching how youth feel about their race and ethnicity, this year’s Engaged Faculty Fellows are demonstrating the range of work that’s possible through community-engaged learning and research. The 2021-22 cohorts include 15 faculty from eight Cornell schools and colleges.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Microbiology
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As New York prepares for a carbon-free energy future, public support for utility-scale solar farms is much lower than support for smaller solar projects, says new Cornell research.
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Behavior
  • Energy
Prabhu Pingali

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The committee comprises more than a dozen Indian government officials, researchers, and academics. It will provide guidance to the Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office (DMEO) of the Niti Aayog (Planning Commission) as it evaluates food...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Food
  • Global Development
Prabhu Pingali

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“The rapid global spread of zoonotic diseases has become a major human health concern and a disruptor of food systems and rural livelihoods,” Pingali said in his speech. “COVID-19 has focused global attention on the nexus between food, health...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Food
  • Global Development

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The seventh episode of a podcast hosted by Entrepreneurship at Cornell, Startup Cornell, features Laura Ciccone ‘11 and Taly Matiteyahu, co-founders of Blink, a voice-first blind speed dating app that helps people build meaningful connections based on genuine compatibility.

  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
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Sorghum growers across Africa’s dry-land regions face a common, relentless foe — striga. This parasitic plant attacks the root of millets like sorghum, devastating the plant’s yield and endangering food security for rural communities which...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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This past spring, undergraduate students at SUNY Morrisville in Dr. Jennifer Gilbert Jenkins’ Soil Fertility course connected classroom knowledge about soil health and sustainability with actual farm assessments. They utilized the Nutrient Mass...
  • Animal Science
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
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A new advanced course from GREAT deepened skills and theory in gender-responsive agricultural research to contribute to resilient food and agricultural systems.
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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Seven-year-old children performed better on a challenging task requiring sustained attention if their mothers consumed twice the recommended amount of choline during their pregnancy, a new Cornell study has found.
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Food
  • Health + Nutrition
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Cornell experts from a variety of fields share their recommendations for individual actions – large and small – that can make an impact locally and globally.
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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  • Agriculture
  • Environment
  • Climate
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A team of researchers from Boyce Thompson Institute and six Chinese universities has identified genes in spinach that regulate its concentration of oxalate, which is responsible for “spinach teeth,” as well as genes that help the plant combat downy mildew, a major disease of commercial crops.
  • Boyce Thompson Institute
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
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The Feed the Future Insect-Resistant Eggplant Partnership is funded by a five-year $10 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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PRO-DAIRY welcomes Kirsten Workman as a Nutrient Management and Environmental Sustainability Specialist, beginning in January 2022.
  • PRO-DAIRY
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture