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Kavous Keshavarz, poultry nutrition expert, dies at 82

Keshavarz, who lived in Athens, Georgia, was well-known for his work on how nutrition affects egg size and eggshell quality in poultry, which provided important guidance for New York and Northeast egg producers. His program also provided a model...

  • Animal Science
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Field Note

Promoting gender equity and social inclusion in Nepal

  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development
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Economist: U.S. poised for rebound with vaccines, stimulus
“(This year) is going to be so much better than 2020,” said Steven Kyle, associate professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. “You will think you’re in a different universe.” Kyle presented his annual...
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Agriculture
  • Applied Economics
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Cross-campus team probes gene-environment interactions
The research, published Jan. 7 in The American Journal of Human Genetics, makes the process of finding these interactions much less difficult and demonstrates their importance in determining body mass index and diabetes risk. “Our study...
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Health + Nutrition
  • Disease
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Lab of Ornithology to welcome new director in July
Ian Owens, a distinguished evolutionary biologist and currently the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s deputy director, has been named the next executive director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Owens will take the helm of the...
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Animals
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New Cherry Ember tomato reveals stripey charm, bright flavor
A cross between heirloom tomato varieties, Cherry Ember was developed by Phillip Griffiths, associate professor of horticulture in the School of Integrative Plant Science, part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The new tomato is...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
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Study: Rethink immigration policy for STEM doctorates
The new Biden administration backs policy reform aimed at achieving that end, which was part of bipartisan legislation proposed more than a decade ago. But progress has been stalled by broader concerns about visas – particularly the temporary H...
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Applied Economics
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Intro to Oceanography: The virtual edition
Taught by Bruce Monger, senior lecturer in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, a shared unit between the College of Engineering and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), the era of COVID-19 and remote teaching...
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Environment
  • Planet
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Appearance, social norms keep students off Zoom cameras
When the semester shifted online amid the COVID-19 pandemic last spring, instructor Mark Sarvary, Ph.D. ’06, and his teaching staff decided to encourage – but not require – students to switch on their cameras. It didn’t turn out as they’d hoped...
  • Behavior
  • Communication

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Proteins unspool DNA so cells can take on unique properties
New research reveals how proteins, called “pioneer transcription factors,” help turn on key genes that give cell types their unique properties and functions. These pioneer factors, it turns out, help unspool tightly wound coils of DNA so that...
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Biology
  • Genetics