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Tamar Law

News

Tamar Law, a Ph.D. student in development studies whose research examines the climate justice dimensions of climate mitigation, earned the 2022 Ronny Adhikarya Niche Award (RANA) Prize, the Department of Global Development announced today. The...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Energy
  • Climate Change
Warren Hall and the Ag Quad.

News

The Polson Institute for Global Development announced its fall 2022 grants to support research at the intersection of systemic inequality and social-environmental justice.
  • Polson Institute for Global Development
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Genesis Contreras and her service dog inside a lab. Genesis is wearing a lab coat, and holding the leash to her dog. The dog is wearing a lab coat, booties, and googles as well.

News

Multiple faculty and staff collaborated with Genesis Contreras ’24 to allow her service dog, Nugget, to work alongside her in the lab.

  • Office of Undergraduate Biology
  • Animals
Microplastics outline the incoming tide at a Lanzarote Island beach in the Canary Islands.

News

Cornell doctoral candidate Bethany Jorgensen co-authored the 2022 Lanzarote Declaration – a synthesized wish list of action in anticipation of a U.N. treaty on global plastic pollution in 2024.

  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Climate Change
  • Environment
four students in a calf barn are laughing

Field Note

The Dairy Fellows program is a partnership connecting Cornell students and faculty with dairy production and agribusinesses around the world. Discover how Dairy Fellows trains the next generation of dairy scientists and practitioners!
  • Dairy Fellows Program
  • Animal Science
Olga Padilla-Zakour standing in a kitchen

Field Note

Olga Padilla-Zakour, M.S. ’88, Ph.D. ’91, professor of food processing in the Department of Food Science and director of the Cornell Food Venture Center at Cornell Agritech, is interim director for Cornell AgriTech, effective December 1, 2022.
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Food Venture Center
  • Food Science
Dry beans in a field

News

Cornell AgriTech is leading a multidisciplinary research project to increase the sustainability of the organic dry bean industry in the Northeast and upper Midwest by overcoming production challenges while developing improved management...

  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
Members of the Solar Panel Reboot team stand around a solar panel

News

Using polyurethane, resin, epoxy – and gallons of wit – the Solar Panel Reboot student team, part of the Cornell University Sustainability Design, provides an afterlife to old, broken photovoltaic boards.

  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Energy
A woman stands in a dark room with her hand in the water of a large aquarium in the room

News

Drew Harvell, professor emerita of ecology and evolutionary biology who studies sustainable marine biodiversity, is one of seven U.S. researchers named 2023 U.S. Science Envoys by the Department of State.

  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Bisharo Ali prepares bottles of apple fenugreek juice in her commercial kitchen in Buffalo

News

For more than 30 years, the Cornell Food Venture Center (CFVC) has helped entrepreneurs transform family recipes and homemade eats into successful commercial food products. Now, a new online program from Cornell is expanding access to the CFCV’s...

  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Food Venture Center
  • Food Science

News

The New York Concord Grape Innovation Awards will be presented on Dec. 9, the culmination of a plan more than four years in the making to help revitalize and spark innovation in New York’s storied Concord grape industry, according to former...
  • Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture
  • Cornell AgriTech
woman lectures to students

Field Note

Undergraduate Animal Science students are required to take ANSC 1105: Careers in Animal Science, which provides a glimpse into the wide variety of unique fields open to anyone with a passion for animals. Learn more about the course and what it...
  • Animal Science
(L-R), Steven Mana’oakamai Johnson, Natalie Cápiro ’00, Hale Ann Tufan, Chuan Liao, Shaila Musharoff, Michael Charles ’16.

Spotlight

This is the fifth in a series of stories detailing actions CALS students, faculty and staff have taken over the past several years to make our community a more diverse, equitable and inclusive place for everyone. In fall 2021, CALS announced it's first-ever faculty cohort initiative focused on hiring a group of scientists whose work explicitly addresses systemic challenges facing marginalized communities through transdisciplinary collaboration. The first search was received with great enthusiasm and 381 people applied for the six positions.
  • American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Computational Biology
A photo of Lake Lila with a rock in the foreground with a hill in the background.

News

Unrelenting climate change is leading to extended, late-summer weeks of water stratification, which prompts varying degrees of oxygen deprivation in lakes, says new Cornell research.

  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Climate Change
Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum Award

News

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2023 Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) awards honoring exceptional early-career women scientists and mentors working in wheat.
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

News

Researchers from the Department of Communication state that at the current rate of diversification, U.S. colleges and universities will never achieve racial parity that’s on par with the rest of the country, but that steps can be taken to make...

  • Department of Communication
cows inside a barn

Report

This fact sheet authored by Jason Karszes was shared in the November PRO-DAIRY e-Leader newsletter, distributed to an email list of nearly 7,000 dairy producers, agriservice, and legislators. For farms that participated in the Dairy Farm...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • PRO-DAIRY
  • Animal Science
Carmen Catalá and Philippe Nicolas look at tomatoes growing in a greenhouse.

News

Researchers from Boyce Thompson Institute and Cornell have identified genes that could help plant breeders develop drought-resistant fruit, through a study that provided the first-ever comprehensive picture of how a fruit’s gene expression...

  • Boyce Thompson Institute
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Water
An adult spotted lanternfly sitting on a branch

News

The first detection of established spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) populations in New York was one among many of the ominous events of 2020. We’ve been monitoring for this pest for a while, but now that it is in the state and closer to...
  • Food Science
  • Viticulture and Enology
  • Food

News

In an international, multi-institutional effort, Cornell’s Food Science Department will research how to increase iron and zinc absorption, thanks to a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant.

  • Food Science
  • Food
  • Health + Nutrition