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Maria Orozco came to Cornell with a commitment to empowering farmers, namely through outreach and education that can address the ever-evolving needs of underserved and marginalized communities in our food systems. When a research opportunity...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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A group of scientists has released the first comprehensive list of birds that haven’t been documented in more than a decade, with the help of Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

  • Animals
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Nature
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After sampling food markets in Chinatown districts, Cornell researchers found evidence that some threatened species of sea cucumbers – a pricey, nutritious delicacy – get sold to consumers.

  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Biodiversity
  • Food
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Check out our final COMM Updates for the 2023–2024 academic year—and what a year it’s been! We’ll be back in fall 2024. Awards Congratulations to our graduate student award winners! The Outstanding CALS Graduate Teaching Assistant recognizes...
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  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
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Farmers today need to be able to access and use data if they want to carry out efficient, climate-smart agriculture. But the road to data-driven farming is not an easy one, according to Dr. Miel Hostens, Robert and Anne Everett associate...
  • Animal Science
  • Statistics and Data Science
  • Dairy
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Graduate research assistant Rahul Goel worked on a precision agriculture project with Cornell’s Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP) alongside Subha Srinivasagan , Atkinson postdoctoral fellow. Having worked for NMSP for the 2023-24 school...
  • Animal Science
  • Crops
  • Soil
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Cocaine trafficking harms the environment and threatens habitats important to dozens of species of migratory birds, according to a new study.

  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Environment
  • Animals
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Piquette, an ancient French beverage made of upcycled grape pomace, gets a New York state spin with the addition of dairy byproducts.

  • Beverages
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Food Science
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Chemical ecologist Andre Kessler makes an argument for plant intelligence, citing goldenrod's flexible, real-time, adaptive responses when eaten.

  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Communication
  • Environment
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A new study suggests that the gender of an AI’s voice can positively tweak the dynamics of gender-imbalanced teams and could help inform the design of bots used for human-AI teamwork.

  • Communication
  • Department of Communication
  • Behavior
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A study identifies microbes that potentially play important roles in breaking down harmful PFAS chemicals and points to functional genes that may be involved.

  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Planet
  • Microbiology
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Eight new projects funded by the Polson Institute for Global Development will promote research and teaching at the intersection of systemic inequality and social-environmental justice. This innovative set of proposals reflects Polson’s...
  • Polson Institute for Global Development
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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The Chobani Scholars Program supports students who have a broad set of agricultural interests, including food and agricultural innovation. Each year since 2019, the program has selected four College of Agriculture and Life Sciences undergraduate students from New York as Chobani scholars; they receive $20,000 scholarships ($5,000 per year). Below, one of this year’s recipients, Alanah Harris ’27, an animal science major from Niagara Falls, New York, discusses how the scholarship is helping her achieve her goals.
  • Animal Science
  • Animals

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Community gardeners, farmers, and advocates from across New York state gathered on April 27 for the 8th annual spring urban agriculture conference at Edison Tech High School in Rochester. The conference, organized by the Rochester Urban Ag...

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Agriculture
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An anonymous donor has made a threefold gift to the Department of Global Development in honor of Sisler: a new professorship, learning fund and student hub.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Food
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Though the H5N1 virus, often referred to as avian influenza, is most commonly associated with poultry, this spring farms in the Midwest reported cases in dairy cattle, presenting new risks for dairy herds, and farmers who work with them. While...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
Rebecca Phillips, left, a regional dairy processing specialist with Cornell Dairy Foods Extension, helps John and Sammi Collins bottle their new high-protein chocolate milk drink in Cornell’s Food Processing and Development Laboratory.

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Sammi and John Collins are participants in the second cohort of Cornell’s Dairy Runway Program, which offers free entrepreneurship training for early stage innovators aiming to launch new dairy products.

  • Dairy
  • Dairy Food Extension
  • Food
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A trip to the grocery store today is an exercise in balancing budget against nutritional need. For many community members, these calculations lead to decisions based on economy and convenience. For historically underserved populations, this...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
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by Ben Maracle In New York State, drought is seldom a topic of discussion especially in spring when it seems to rain every other day. The first New York Drought Summit brought together academics, educators, state, local, tribal, regional, and...
  • New York State Water Resources Institute
  • Northeast Regional Climate Center
  • Climate Change