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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
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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

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The book “In the Struggle: Scholars and the Fight Against Industrial Agribusiness in California” by Professor Scott J. Peters and Daniel J. O’Connell, Ph.D. ’11 weaves together the stories of eight scholar-activists who opposed agribusiness...

  • Polson Institute for Global Development
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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The rocky surface of Earth’s geology may provide a buffer for climate change to absorb excess carbon, according to a new Cornell paper in Global Biogeochemical Cycles.
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Department of Global Development
  • Environment
2021 Gene Stewardship Award Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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The rust-resistant wheat cultivar development team at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) earned the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) 2021 Gene Stewardship Award for their long-standing innovations and strategies to combat wheat rust in...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

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This fall, the Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) is coordinating a community of practice featuring workshops led by faculty to explore digital storytelling methods.

  • Department of Global Development
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Communication
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Spotlight

Academic focus: Sustainable food systems, climate change mitigation and adaptation, food systems futures, systems analysis, livestock, sustainability, food security, environmental impacts Research summary: My research focuses on increasing the...
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture

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  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Animal Science
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
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A new online course opens opportunities for scientists and agricultural development professionals to blend technical skills with the most advanced findings in social sciences.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development
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Cornell Global Development is pleased to announce its Master of Professional Studies (MPS) class of 2022. This year’s program will provide in-depth training to more than two dozen students who are mid-career professionals, scholars and aspiring...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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In its inaugural semester, the Critical Development Studies seminar series will bring together scholars and students for conversation around topics of economic power and environmental sustainability in North America and Asia. The new series in...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Led by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement (ILCI) with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement Minority Serving Institutions Fellowship Associate...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Agriculture
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A new paper presents new information on projected increases in extreme heat stress in five of the major domesticated animal species (cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, and pigs) during the present century. Current domesticated livestock niches will...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Animals
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Water shutoffs for non-payment are a constant threat for millions of Americans in any given year. That risk was a deadly one during the pandemic, with access to clean water for handwashing and sanitation a proven way to reduce the spread of...
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Department of Global Development
  • Environment
Jeremiah Lazo and fellow interns working in an agriculture field

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A new summer internship enables undergraduates across disciplines to learn about organic, restorative and agroecological practices while working at diversified, small-scale farms around New York state.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Organic

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Communities of all kinds are rocked by environmental issues that test their fortitude and adaptability. Shorna B. Allred, Natural Resources and the Environment, wants to help them build resilience to these shocks. Her own experience growing up on the Gulf Coast of Texas in a county with 30 petrochemical and oil refineries has a lot to do with that.

  • Department of Global Development
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Environment
U.S. Congress building

Field Note

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
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A new resource at the Tata-Cornell Institute (TCI) for Agriculture and Nutrition’s Center of Excellence in New Delhi will help empower India’s 125 million smallholder farms to take advantage of growing opportunities in the agricultural sector.
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Department of Global Development
  • Nutritional Sciences
A man and a woman stand in a field of wheat, examining the growing plants

Spotlight

When Norman Borlaug said, “Rust never sleeps,” he was warning of the emergence of a highly virulent stem rust pathogen that threated wheat crops around the world. First identified in the wheat fields of Uganda, the fungal pathogen known as Ug99...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Global Development
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Eleven development scholars and practitioners will address some of the world’s most urgent challenges — from racial and gender inequalities to climate change and resilient food security — in a new seminar series confronting perceptions about...
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Department of Global Development
  • Natural Resources and the Environment