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Older volunteers help NYC children grow, learn through play

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When pandemic conditions permit her return to a Manhattan kindergarten classroom, 72-year-old volunteer Brenda McGee is eager to practice child development strategies highlighted in recent virtual training presented by Cornell University...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
Students brew beer.

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It’s got Finger Lakes hops, malt and cherries, plus Cornell maple syrup. Introducing ‘Gorges Libe-ation,’ a red ale developed by grad students and chock full of New York.
  • Arnot Teaching and Research Forest
  • Food Science
  • Food
A tree of red, orange and green leaves frame McGraw clocktower in the background.

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  • Animals
  • Biology
A professor teaching students in the classroom

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The faculty recipients of the 2021 Innovative Teaching and Learning Awards will use grants of up to $20,000 to explore new teaching technologies and strategies to enhance the student learning environment across campus.
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Neurobiology and Behavior
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
A man adjusting the placement of a band on a hawk carving

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The life-size sculpture is the work of a Massachusetts man, a self-professed fan of Cornell’s red-tailed hawk family. The work took years to complete and is a remembrance of the hawk, Ezra, who passed away in 2017.
  • Lab of Ornithology
Students walking on Ho Plaza

Spotlight

This is the first in a series of stories detailing the 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 some of our student-led efforts – these emerging leaders, often through sheer labors of love, emphasize inclusive excellence and are motivated by a desire to make the path more equitable for those who will follow.
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Microbiology
Jim Giovannoni inspecting tomatoes

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A team of researchers have identified a gene that regulates tomato softening independent of ripening, a finding that could help tomato and other fruit breeders strike the right balance between good shelf life and high-quality flavor.
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
  • Agriculture
A protester holding a sign that says there is no planet B

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The research updates a similar 2013 paper revealing that 97% of studies published between 1991 and 2012 supported the idea that human activities are altering Earth’s climate. The current survey examines the literature published from 2012 to...
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Department of Global Development
  • Climate
Snow covered tree on campus

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Registration is now open for Cornell's Winter Session 2022. You can choose from a wide range of online courses taught by Cornell faculty during the three-week period from Jan. 3-21. Enrollment is open to anyone interested in taking a class—from undergrads and high school students to alumni and any motivated adult.
Man with backpack in library

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The tool – called the Education Justice Tracker – was developed by a programmer for CPEP to help incarcerated students continue their learning as they move through the legal system. A new $600,000 grant from Ascendium Education Group will...
  • Department of Global Development
Ivy on Bradfield Hall

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Ten faculty members have been selected to receive Stephen H. Weiss Awards honoring excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring, President Martha E. Pollack announced Oct. 18.
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
Sheep in a solar field

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As industrial-sized solar installations pop up throughout New York state, residents fear the loss of agricultural land. Lexie Hain ’99 has a simple solution: sheep.
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Agriculture
  • Animals
Sim City for food science takes on Listeria outbreaks

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Researchers from Cornell are blending food science expertise and computer programming savvy to help the food industry stop Listeria outbreaks.
  • Food Science
  • Food
  • Health + Nutrition
Books on a shelf

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Rob Scott, a leader in politically engaged education in New York state who has led efforts to establish local and national coalitions for higher education in prison, has joined Cornell’s Department of Global Development as an adjunct assistant...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
 Ainsley Fleming-Wood offers food to a child at a farmers market booth for Cornell Cooperative Extension

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For Sammi Lin ’24, who spent her summer in New York City working with urban farmers, including refugees from Burma, immigrants from East Africa and the Caribbean, and seventh-generation Americans reconnecting with agriculture, the lessons went...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Agriculture
  • Food
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During the 2021 season, Annika Rowland, a graduate student in Matthew Ryan’s Sustainable Cropping Systems Lab at Cornell University, conducted preliminary research on the use and efficacy of an inter-row mower in organic soybeans at the Musgrave...
  • Musgrave Research Farm
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section

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The book “In the Struggle: Scholars and the Fight Against Industrial Agribusiness in California” by Professor Scott J. Peters and Daniel J. O’Connell, Ph.D. ’11 weaves together the stories of eight scholar-activists who opposed agribusiness...

  • Polson Institute for Global Development
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Youth participants and researchers celebrate the completion of the program at the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem

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Over the course of 12 sessions, researchers in the lab of Tashara Leak, assistant professor in the Division of Nutritional Sciences, taught 36 teens about nutrition, food systems and food justice in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of...
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Food
  • Development
A tree-lined rocky creek

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The rocky surface of Earth’s geology may provide a buffer for climate change to absorb excess carbon, according to a new Cornell paper in Global Biogeochemical Cycles.
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Department of Global Development
  • Environment
A chimpanzee surrounded by green leaves

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Arboreal species were especially at risk of extinction due to global deforestation caused by wildfires from the asteroid’s impact. In the study, computer models, fossil records and information from living mammals revealed that most of the...
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Animals
  • Biology