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Jillian Goldfarb stands in her lab

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Jillian Goldfarb: Reflections on research and teaching during the pandemic
Her research focuses on the sustainable conversion of biomass to biofuels. Goldfarb joined the Cornell CALS faculty in fall 2018. Here, she reflects on her experience conducting research and teaching since the pandemic began in March. Pre...
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Biology
  • Environment
A man and his young daughter walk through the woods wearing cloth face masks

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5 things we learned about making online plant biology fun for K-6 kids
This summer, we collaborated with Cornell Botanic Gardens to lead a 4-week online course for school-aged students called “Plants Have Families Too!” The material was adapted from the Botanic Gardens’ annual family botanical event, Judy’s Day...
  • Cornell Botanic Gardens
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
Two hands holding two apples

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Kevin Maloney: Developing seriously good apples at Cornell AgriTech
Kevin Maloney is a research specialist who works in the apple breeding program at Cornell AgriTech, part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Maloney has worked on the Geneva campus for 35 years, where he has been collaborating with...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section

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Hunting eelgrass disease in the San Juan Islands
During summer 2020, Drew Harvell, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, postdoc Lillian Aoki and Ph.D. student Olivia Graham traveled to the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington state to study the pathogenic causes of seagrass...
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Disease
  • Plants
David Brown stands with group at a presentation

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Supporting rural communities with evidence-based knowledge
The growth and change of communities captured my interest from a very early age. For most of my youth, I envisioned a career in urban planning. So, it may seem ironic that my career path has been comprised of research, teaching and outreach...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Grace Tucker '17: Helping coastal communities become more resilient
Grace Tucker '17 is a program coordinator for the coastal resilience team at Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) in Washington, DC. In this role, she conducts science and policy analysis related to coastal resilience, natural infrastructure and...
  • Environment
  • Nature
  • Planet
Soccer team in Tanzania

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Max Wohlgemuth: Aspirations for more resilient and food secure communities
Hometown: Columbus, Nebraska College attended and major: University of Nebraska - Lincoln; Bachelor of Journalism with a minor in Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs. Peace Corps dates: October 2012 - April 2016 What are the big challenges you...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development
Woman works in field

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Sage Grasso-Monroe: A journey to alleviate malnutrition through agriculture
Hometown: Queensbury, New York College attended and major: University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Bachelor of Science in Public Health Peace Corps dates: January 2018 - March 2020 What are the big challenges you want to tackle in the world? The...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development

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Aimee Schulz: In the field with a phenotyping robot
Aimee Schulz is a second-year Ph.D. student working with Edward Buckler, adjunct professor of plant breeding and genetics. Her research in the Buckler Lab for Maize Genetics and Diversity examines the plant’s competitive ability. Shulz said,...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
  • Agriculture
Empty chairs in a classroom

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New York rural schools respond as classrooms reopen
Government at both the state and federal levels recognized early in the pandemic that our schools were the primary and often only delivery system in place to support not only the education of children, but the health and welfare of the entire...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development