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Johannes Lehmann: Leading the Soil Carbon Revolution
Johannes Lehmann, School of Integrative Plant Science, Soil and Crop Sciences, is leading a revolution. Over the past two decades, he has been instrumental in overturning a long-held scientific belief regarding the fundamental nature of soil...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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In podcast, outgoing CALS dean reflects, ponders trends
Before she moves on to new roles – as dean of the Cornell Graduate School and vice provost for graduate education – Boor joined Cornell Cooperative Extension’s “Extension Out Loud” podcast to reflect on her journey through agriculture, as both...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Food Science
  • Agriculture
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Candid cameras: The avian world, up close and personal
With a network of more than a dozen live-streamed cameras located as far away as New Zealand, the Lab of Ornithology’s Bird Cams project offers a constant dose of eye (and ear) candy — from the breeding habits of a bonded pair of Bermuda petrels...
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Animals
  • Environment
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Zero hunger in India is possible with diverse food system
According to a new report from the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) that published July 15, researchers have mapped opportunities for India to reduce hunger and improve overall nutrition by reorienting its agricultural...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Food Science
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
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Humphrey program associate director to retire after 27 years

  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Dream Work—Unpaid Labor in the Gig Economy
Stories abound of so-called social media influencers who earn thousands of dollars for a single post. The New York Times reported in July 2019 that the YouTube star du jour, Emma Chamberlain, made as much as $2 million a year from her videos...
  • Department of Communication
  • Behavior
  • Communication

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Rebekah Jones ’20: Looking for answers in criminal justice

Rebekah Jones ’20 grew up in Queens, New York, observing the everyday lives of New Yorkers. This sparked her enthusiasm for social science research. After completing a social science research-oriented program in high school, Jones applied to...

  • Development Sociology
  • Global Development
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Sumanta Basu: Analyzing data, finding hidden structure
“Statistics is unique; it’s like a language of science,” says Sumanta Basu, Statistics and Data Science/Computational Biology. “It gives researchers a rigorous framework to clearly present the logic behind their algorithms and analyses, as well...
  • Computational Biology
  • Statistics and Data Science
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
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New species of downy mildew named in honor of SIPS researcher
There are species named after scientists like Charles Darwin (Geochelone nigra darwini) and figures in popular culture (Notiospathius johnlennoni). Dick Korf, who worked as a fungal taxonomist in Cornell's Plant Pathology Department from 1951...
  • Long Island Research & Extension Center
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
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Alum’s ‘crazy idea’ helped launch craft beer revolution
The English and education degrees Steve Hindy ’71, MAT ’73, earned at Cornell ended up serving him well, if not quite how he’d planned. “I think I failed as an English teacher,” Hindy said, “but it turned out I was a pretty good beer teacher.”...
  • Food Science
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Food