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Charles Walcott

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The independent Office of the University Ombudsman provides a space for faculty, students and staff to engage in candid and confidential discussions about academic or workplace concerns. Charles Walcott, Ph.D. ’59, plans to retire later this year as university ombudsman, the part-time position he’s held for a decade. The independent Office of the University Ombudsman provides a space for faculty, students and staff to engage in candid and confidential discussions about academic or workplace concerns. Charles Walcott, Ph.D. ’59, plans to retire later this year as university ombudsman, the part-time position he’s held for a decade. The independent Office of the University Ombudsman provides a space for faculty, students and staff to engage in candid and confidential discussions about academic or workplace concerns. Charles Walcott, Ph.D. ’59, plans to retire later this year as university ombudsman, the part-time position he’s held for a decade. The independent Office of the University Ombudsman provides a space for faculty, students and staff to engage in candid and confidential discussions about academic or workplace concerns. Charles Walcott, Ph.D. ’59, plans to retire later this year as university ombudsman, the part-time position he’s held for a decade. The independent Office of the University Ombudsman provides a space for faculty, students and staff to engage in candid and confidential discussions about academic or workplace concerns. Charles Walcott, Ph.D. ’59, plans to retire later this year as university ombudsman, the part-time position he’s held for a decade. The independent Office of the University Ombudsman provides a space for faculty, students and staff to engage in candid and confidential discussions about academic or workplace concerns. Charles Walcott, Ph.D. ’59, plans to retire later this year as university ombudsman, the part-time position he’s held for a decade.
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Neurobiology and Behavior
People sitting on chairs on a stage at the Grow NY Summit talking

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“A Call For Innovation: New York’s Agrifood System,” a report published this past spring by Cornell’s Center for Regional Economic Advancement, is the basis for the topics to be addressed at this year’s Grow-NY Summit, slated to bring food and ag innovators together at the Syracuse Oncenter on Nov. 16-17.
  • Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
The Colorado River curving around a large rock

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Flavio Lehner won a three-year, $500,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to improve climate models on which future U.S. water projections are based.
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Environment
  • Water
A group speaks together outside in a field

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Two Cornell alumni with deep ties to plant breeding efforts in Africa were recognized for outstanding work building capacity to improve food security on the continent. Ronnie Coffman, Ph.D. ’71 and Joe DeVries, Ph.D. ’95 received the...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

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Jessica Rolph ’97 MBA ‘04, the 2021 Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year, will be one of the featured speakers for the 2021 Eclectic Convergence conference Nov. 12 at Cornell Tech in New York City.

  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Agriculture
A busy street in Shanghai

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The answer: China must take responsibility for developing sustainable international trade, according to scientists and economists from around the world – including Cornell’s Mario Herrero. Their research published Oct. 18 in the journal Nature...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Environment
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.
  • Department of Global Development
  • 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