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Field Note

Each year, students in the Cornell CALS Department of Animal Science are recognized for their academic performance and contributions to their field of research or the Cornell programs that they are a part of. This year's recipients lead the way toward a bright future for animal-based agriculture and animal science.

  • Animal Science
People collaborate in a warehouse

News

Solving problems like climate change could require dismantling rigid academic boundaries, so that researchers of various backgrounds may collaborate through an “undisciplinary” approach.

  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
Congresswoman Melanie Stansbury holding a green sign that read "Climate Action Now" with others activists championing climate and environmental policy.

News

Melanie Stansbury M.S. ‘07 came to Cornell intending to earn her Ph.D. in development sociology, with a focus on the governance of water and resolving policy conflicts around tribal and indigenous water rights. One impactful course influenced...
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Environment
Milk from Cornell Dairy Bar in a cooler with QR codes on them

News

Milk carton “use-by” dates soon may be a quaint relic. A new Cornell study finds that consumers like QR codes, better depicting how long milk is drinkable – creating less food waste.

Apple orchard

News

As part of Cornell Cooperative Extension’s role in strengthening New York State agriculture, we are helping to spread word of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets' plans to launch a statewide online Farm Directory. The Farm...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Agriculture
  • Food
sheep in solar field

Spotlight

Solar energy developers and farmers need land to operate, and a Cornell research project aims to demonstrate how co-locating solar arrays on farmland can be an environmentally friendly way to benefit both the renewable energy and agriculture industries.
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Animal Science

News

The Cornell Undergraduate Research Journal, a biannual digital and print publication, received 20 submissions for its inaugural issue. From those, the editorial board selected nine articles featuring a wide range of topics.

  • Office of Undergraduate Biology
A ground view of the interior of a bus

News

In Medellin, Colombia, low-income residents who lived in close proximity to new public transit stations had increased rates of mosquito-transmitted dengue fever, according to a new study.
  • Department of Entomology
  • Entomology
  • Global Development

News

A dozen graduating ROTC seniors were among 19 members of Cornell's Tri-Service Brigade who earned commissions in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines during a May 27 ceremony in Alice Statler Auditorium.

students visit farm

Field Note

Benjamin Yeh ’22 is a Statistics major with a minor in Computer Science and Celia Walden ’22 is a Biometry and Statistics major. What do they have in common? Having no prior experience with agriculture, Yeh and Walden spent the last year working with the Cornell Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP) where they dove into the rapidly expanding field of digital agriculture.
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Digital Agriculture
Group of workshop participants pose for photo in Uganda

Spotlight

As a young researcher working with plant breeders to develop improved wheat varieties for smallholder farmers, Hale Ann Tufan confronted a profound dilemma. It wasn’t an issue of gnarly plant genetics or unruly research fields — commonplace...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
Teacher engages with two students on a trip to India

News

Terry Tucker, Ph.D. ‘98 earned the 2022 SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in recognition of innovative instruction that brought global education to generations of students at Cornell and beyond. Tucker, professor of the practice...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
flats or transplants at CDC drop

News

It’s that time of year, when New York gardeners are bringing home tomato starts and other vegetables to transplant into their gardens. This season, more than 250 underserved (and often food-insecure) Ithaca-area families once again will have the...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
  • Plants
 Mark Sarvary instructs a student during class

News

While they value in-person interactions, undergraduate students want to keep some of the adaptations developed during online teaching, including online assignment submission and digital question answering, survey research finds.

  • Neurobiology and Behavior
  • Behavior
  • Biology
Two people sit in a boat on an Adirondack Lake

News

In 1975, New York officially recognized the brook trout as the state fish. A favorite of anglers and a symbol of the pristine upstate wilderness, this species also contributes to New York state’s annual $2 billion freshwater fishing industry...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Little Moose Field Station
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
bread loaves

Field Note

As Community Food Systems minors, students engage with community-based organizations to gain rich, hands-on experiences in the food system. This is a story about Hannah Rudt ‘23’s reinvigorating connection to the food system during the Covid-19...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Food
The Boys and Girls Club of Harlem classroom

Field Note

As Community Food Systems minors, students engage with community-based organizations to gain rich, hands-on experiences in the food system. This narrative is a reflection of Hannah Rudt ‘23’s practicum experience with The Boys and Girls Club of...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Food
The sun rising between to greenhouses

Field Note

As Community Food Systems minors, students engage with community-based organizations to gain rich, hands-on experiences in the food system. This narrative is a reflection of Madonna Linares ‘22’s experience working with Dilmun Hill Student Farm...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Food
Two women harvest greens; photo shot from above looking down on their hands

Field Note

As Community Food Systems minors, students engage with community-based organizations to gain rich, hands-on experiences in the food system. This narrative is a reflection of Madonna Linares ‘22's experience working with Dilmun Hill Student Farm...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Food
people in a field

Field Note

As Community Food Systems minors, students engage with community-based organizations to gain rich, hands-on experiences in the food system. This narrative is a reflection of Madeline Hanscom’s practicum experience with Seed to Supper. The...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Food