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The kinetic installation of hanging sculptures

News

Art, sculpture, photos, and prints bring research on climate adaptation and resiliency to life at Cornell Botanic Gardens' Nevin Welcome Center. The exhibits illustrate the value and impact of a collaborative project with faculty and indigenous farmers, fishers, herders, hunters, and orchardists across the globe.
  • American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program
  • Cornell Botanic Gardens
  • Environment
A red bacteria

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A computational tool will greatly benefit our understanding of the SARS-COV-2 virus and the development of drugs that block sites where the virus binds with human proteins.
  • Computational Biology
  • Biology
  • Genetics
A room with a man presenting in front of a group

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At the Central American and Caribbean Crop Improvement Alliance (CACCIA), scientists are dedicated to building a food-secure future for the region. CACCIA — one of four centers of innovation through the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
aerial drawing of park with pond on left side

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Two projects from Instructor Mitch Glass’ LA 6020 studio based in Cleveland, Ohio, and one project from Associate Professor Maria Goula’s LA 6010 studio based in Barcelona, Spain, were recognized under the ASLA Student Award’s General Design and...
  • Landscape Architecture
A woman holding a box of preserved insects

Field Note

A new ant species, the Strumigenys moreauviae, recently discovered in New Mexico has been named after CALS faculty member Corrie Moreau, the Martha N. & John C. Moser Professor Arthropod Biosystematics and Biodiversity.
  • Department of Entomology
  • Entomology
Rows of corn

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Cornell researchers have developed an innovative technique to track microbes and understand the various ways they process soil carbon, findings that add to our knowledge of how bacteria contribute to the global carbon cycle.
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • Bacteria
Eugene Won's Aquaculture lab

Field Note

Eugene Won is a senior research associate in the Department of Animal Science who studies fish physiology and develops sustainable aquaculture feeds.
  • Animal Science
  • Food
  • Fish
Pumpkins decorated to say "Cornell"

Spotlight

Science is at the heart of the many foods and beverages enjoyed during the holidays. From food safety to ingredients and best practices, CALS experts play a vital role in keeping people healthy and informed during this treasured time of year. We...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Food Science
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
cover of manage weeds on your farm superimposed over same field being cultivated on the cover

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Cornell and USDA scientists have produced the definitive guide to understanding agricultural weeds and how to manage them efficiently, effectively and ecologically. The 416-page book, “Manage Weeds on Your Farm: A Guide to Ecological Strategies...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • Agriculture
Agustin Olivo presenting at the annual meeting

Spotlight

  • Animal Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
A school of fish underwater

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Janelle Morano is tracking the movements of fish in response to sudden changes in marine ecosystems.
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Environment
  • Climate
A Grow NY panel

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The Chicago-based startup Every Body Eat, which produces food free of the 14 most common allergens, took home $1 million in the third annual Grow-NY Food and Agriculture Competition, led by Cornell.
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Agriculture
  • Digital Agriculture
A synthetic crystal.

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Cornell researchers are engineering bacteria to solve challenges of extracting rare earth elements from ore; the substances are vital for modern life but refining them after mining is costly, harms the environment and mostly occurs abroad.
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Energy
Researchers discuss work in the field.

News

The National Science Foundation has awarded funding for a new program of paid summer internships in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) intended to draw students from diverse backgrounds to pursue graduate degrees in the field of geosciences.
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biology
  • Environment
Students in a classroom.

News

During the two weeks of the COP26 (Conference of the Parties) international climate change conference’s talks and negotiations, 45 undergraduate and graduate Cornell students plugged in from Ithaca through select channels, listened and held digital front row seats to environmental history.
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
The CALS Ag Quad

Spotlight

This is the second in a series of stories detailing actions CALS students, faculty and staff have taken over the past year to make our community a more diverse, equitable and inclusive place for everyone. Here, we highlight college efforts to design a more inclusive curriculum and detail some of the courses CALS faculty have developed or adapted to address issues of racial, social, gender, economic and environmental justice.
  • Department of Entomology
  • Department of Global Development
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
Zinc pills

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Zinc deficiency is prevalent around the world, and among children, these mineral shortfalls can lead to stunting, embryonic malformations and neurobehavioral abnormalities.
  • Food Science
  • Food
  • Health + Nutrition
Students in William Miller’s horticulture class document the growth of plants in the Kenneth Post Greenhouse

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The gift from the estate of late professor Raymond Fox ’47, M.S. ’52, Ph.D. ’56, will support scholarships and fellowships as well as student participation in supplemental educational programs for undergraduate plant science students.
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
  • Plants
Aerial view of the Dryden Rail Trail

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With support from Cornell, the Dryden Rail Trail is a step closer to connecting Ithaca and several nearby communities with a corridor that enables off-street commuting and expands access to natural areas.
  • Cornell Botanic Gardens
  • Environment
  • Nature
Electric car charging.

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Some energy experts believe that EVs could be much more than simply a replacement for the passenger car: They could, in fact, be part and parcel of a much larger and more profound change in how we live and work, and even in how our economy functions. Hilary Maxson ’99 (Dyson), MBA ’05, executive vice president and group chief financial officer at multinational electrification specialist Schneider Electric, is one of them.
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Environment
  • Climate