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Roop Singh ’14 talking in front of a group

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Roop Singh ’14, a climate risk advisor for the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, talks about her climate work and shares how her time in CALS laid the foundation for her career and helped her reconnect with family roots.
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Climate
Winfield Mac sitting at a desk with computers

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Winfield Mac ’23 spent the summer interning with the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets’ Division of Food Laboratory and shares how the internship helped him apply classroom knowledge to real-world problems.
  • Food
U.S. Congress building

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Melanie Stansbury, M.S. ’07 arrived at Cornell in 2006 searching for new tools and knowledge to make a difference in her hometown community in Albuquerque. Backed by new insights into the theory and practice of community sociology, she returned...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Three individuals film a documentary

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  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Group of fellows visits Letchworth Falls

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What the Cornell Humphrey Program director Peter Gregory and I have in common is we both love quotes! Quotes put words to our unexplainable fears, inspire us to stand up for ourselves and take risks, and open our eyes to the struggles we share...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Every August, a new international cohort of Cornell Humphrey Fellows arrives in Ithaca, New York. While each Fellow is an accomplished professional in their own right, many begin their fellowship feeling lonely, uncertain, and disconnected from...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Two individuals volunteer at a wildlife refuge

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  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Group of Humphrey fellows pose for a photo on campus

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  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
a hand holds a clump of soil

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This summer, the United States Department of Agriculture's Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program published the fourth edition of Building Soils for Better Crops — arguably the most influential publication on soil health...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • Field Crops
Individuals gather in home for an interview in Honduras

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Indigenous communities in the tropical lowlands of Latin America have for generations faced insecure claims on their lands. In recent years, efforts to formally recognize land rights have merged with environmental policies to protect forests and...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Man carries basket full of cassava in a crowd
A woman stands in a wooden shack used to store grain

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Parasto Hamed's decision to pursue an MPS at Cornell opened new frontiers in her career and opportunities to be directly involved in international agriculture.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Kevin Lam in his home office.

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Kevin Lam '20 is a graduate student at University College London (UCL), earning his Masters of Public Administration (MPA) in digital technologies and policy. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lam’s master’s dissertation focuses on remote...
  • Department of Communication
  • Communication
Leah Nandudu stands outside in a cassava field

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NextGen Cassava Fellow Leah Nandudu is applying her passion for plant science to improve lives for smallholder cassava farmers around the world.
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

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Cornell atmospheric science student Jacob Feuerstein '23 helped the local National Weather Service office in Binghamton, N.Y., survey and identify a tornado that impacted the nearby town of Dryden, N.Y. Jacob recounts how he identified the tornado, by both watching the radar in real time and embarking on an unofficial survey after the event.
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Environment
  • Nature

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Mark Buckner is a Ph.D. student working closely with Bryan Danforth, professor of entomology, to grow the public’s understanding of pollinators beyond managed honeybees — most notably on the lesser-known mason bees. This month, Danforth and...
  • Department of Entomology
  • Agriculture
  • Animals
Beginning Farmer Training Program members harvesting in a field

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What kind of education or experience has prepared you for running the Beginning Farmer Training Program? Like many new farmers, when I got started, I was a generation removed from farming. I didn’t grow up surrounded by agriculture, but I would...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Agriculture
  • Field Crops
Group of students poses with book

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  • Department of Global Development
  • Food
  • Global Development
Lucas sitting on a horse outside

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Animal science major Lucas Walley ’24, originally from Walton, New York, is one of four CALS undergraduate students to be awarded a 2021 Chobani Scholarship.
  • Animal Science
  • Animals
  • Dairy
Rachel sitting on a stool outside holding onto a cow's bridal

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Animal science major Rachel Van Buren ’24, originally from Lowville, New York, is one of four CALS undergraduate students to be awarded a 2021 Chobani Scholarship.
  • Animal Science
  • Animals
  • Dairy