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Two CALS students selected as 2020 Cargill Global Scholars
Green is majoring in Animal Science, and Miller is majoring in International Agriculture and Rural Development. The Cargill Global Scholars Program is a distinctive international scholarship initiative that began in 2013, and it offers a...
  • Animal Science
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
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Report fosters ag industry climate-change tracking
Art DeGaetano, professor of earth and atmospheric sciences, is one of nine scientists who have co-authored a report to help the nation’s farmers, producers and commercial agricultural managers reduce risk in the face of climate change. “We...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Agriculture
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Baltimore, Bullock’s orioles will retain separate identities
In one corner: the Bullock’s oriole, found in the western half of North America. In the other corner: the Baltimore oriole, from the eastern half. Where their ranges meet in the Great Plains, the two mix freely and produce apparently healthy...
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Genetics
  • Animals
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Benjamin Houlton named as the next Ronald P. Lynch Dean of CALS
Houlton’s five-year appointment, effective Oct. 1, has been approved by the Executive Committee of the Cornell University Board of Trustees and is pending ratification by the State University of New York Board of Trustees. He also has been...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Climate
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Lee Teng-hui, Ph.D. ’68, former Taiwan president, dies at 97
After earning a Cornell doctoral degree in agricultural economics at age 45, Lee returned to Taiwan, where he was appointed to a number of governmental positions, including the mayor of Taipei (1978-81) and the provincial governor of Taiwan...
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Agriculture
  • Applied Economics
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Panel: Pandemic has exposed long-standing health inequities
“For those of us living in black and brown bodies … it’s not unprecedented, it’s business as usual, unfortunately,” said Rachel Hardeman, associate professor at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. “Like other epidemics...
  • Department of Communication
  • Health + Nutrition
  • Behavior
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McNair Scholars lobby DC virtually for more higher ed funding
With a major in biology and society, she had planned to live on campus in student housing to continue her research on the effect of the nutrient choline on children’s cognitive development. This kind of research can make or break a student’s...
  • Biology
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New soil models may ease atmospheric CO2, climate change
In an article published July 27 in Nature Geoscience, Cornell’s Johannes Lehmann and others wrote that scientists should develop new models that more accurately reflect the carbon-storage processes beneath our feet, in order to effectively draw...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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Plant communication project gets $1.3M grant from NSF
Scientists know that some mRNA – which carries genetic code to a living organism’s protein-making machinery – are making the journey from root to shoot. But they don’t know which of the thousands of strands are purposely trying to share genetic...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
  • Agriculture
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Small-farm tech reduces deforestation, climate change
Small farms in Zambia that use the latest hybrid seed for maize, along with improving health on neutral soils, help reduce deforestation and tackle climate change, Cornell researchers report this month in Global Environmental Change. “Scientists...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management