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Maria Orozco came to Cornell with a commitment to empowering farmers, namely through outreach and education that can address the ever-evolving needs of underserved and marginalized communities in our food systems. When a research opportunity...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Eight new projects funded by the Polson Institute for Global Development will promote research and teaching at the intersection of systemic inequality and social-environmental justice. This innovative set of proposals reflects Polson’s...
  • Polson Institute for Global Development
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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An anonymous donor has made a threefold gift to the Department of Global Development in honor of Sisler: a new professorship, learning fund and student hub.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Food
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  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
Julie Suarez, associate dean of Land-Grant affairs walks with Qu Dongyu, director-general of the UN FAO, Xingen Lei, associate dean of research and innovation and UN FAO team members.

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QU Dongyu, the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), visited Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences May 7-8 to talk with faculty, staff and graduate students about efforts...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Food Science
  • Department of Global Development
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Field Note

Meet Sadie Groberg ’24, an undergraduate in Global Development who seeks to make the world a better place through criminal justice reform. During her time at Cornell, Sadie gained unique insights into the carceral system through her research on...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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At last week’s Vatican climate change meeting, Ben Houlton (CALS) spoke on how the global agricultural sector could remove large volumes of atmospheric carbon.

  • Agriculture
  • Climate Change
  • Department of Global Development
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Field Note

Meet Sammi Lin '23, a recent graduate in the Department of Global Development with a passion for sustainability and equity, particularly in transforming food systems and empowering marginalized communities. Upon graduating in December 2023...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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In the face of entrenched conflict, climate change, and poverty in rural Uganda, Ojok Okello embarked on a bold mission to create the first sustainable rural city in the country. As the founder and CEO of Okere City , Ojok engages with residents...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Mario Herrero, Timothy Ryan, M.S. ’86, Ph.D. ’89, Steven Strogatz and Peter Wolczanski are Cornell’s 2024 electees to the National Academy of Sciences, the academy announced April 30 at the close of its 161st annual meeting.

  • Global Development
  • Department of Global Development
  • Cornell Atkinson
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Cornell researchers and collaborators have developed a new framework that allows scientists to predict crop yield without the need for enormous amounts of high-quality data – which is often scarce in developing countries, especially those facing...

  • Agriculture
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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Human urine could be a handy resource in tending home gardens and compost piles, thanks to an interdisciplinary collaboration between two Cornell Engineering students and plant scientist Rebecca Nelson.

  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
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Lead New York is pleased to announce that members of its 20th class have successfully completed the “Leadership Fundamentals” portion of the training program. Class members were recognized at a graduation ceremony on April 6 in Binghamton, NY...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Thirteen Cornell faculty members have received Community-Engaged Practice and Innovation Awards from the Einhorn Center for Community Engagement. The awards recognize faculty who have recently developed community-engaged learning, leadership or...

  • Global Development
  • Department of Global Development
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Barriers to adopting solar power persist among rural communities in Ethiopia, where solar panels can promote health and education.

  • Global Development
  • Department of Global Development
Eliana Amoh

Field Note

Meet Eliana Amoh ’26, an undergraduate student in Global Development whose research explores youth development, educational equity, and economic migration. As a Laidlaw scholar at Cornell , Eliana is examining the interplay of education, labor...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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  • Department of Entomology
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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Global development students got hands-on experience with topics from labor conditions to trade policies and the production of specialty crops such as flowers, pineapples and coffee.

  • Global Development
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture