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Alejandra Gandolfo

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Alejandra Gandolfo, associate professor in the Plant Biology Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science, is profiled in Daring to Dig: Women in American Paleontology, an exhibit from the Museum of the Earth and the Paleontological...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
Kimberly Kopko

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In the early days of Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology, Extension educators traveled around the state in demonstration trains to engage directly with families, especially farm wives, in their homes. Today, Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Associate Director Kimberly Kopko is reimagining ways to meet families where they are with more portable parenting models that bring learning opportunities to spaces where families already get together, including schools, community and health centers, and, when necessary, online.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
reiners speaking at field day

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It was March 2020. The realities of the COVID-19 pandemic were becoming apparent. It looked like the world was going to be in for an uncertain and possibly painful spring and summer – if not longer. “It really had me doing some soul-searching,”...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
A group uses shovels in a marsh area

News

Migratory birds are a welcome sight at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, a nearly 10,000-acre refuge and breeding ground for birds and native wildlife. But there’s an unwelcome visitor establishing itself in the refuge in the heart of the...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Karina Popovich holding up 3D printed wrenches that say Creating a Female Culture in STEM

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Karina Popovich ’23 is working with her peers to redefine preexisting notions about who belongs in STEM fields and transform the faces of tech and science to include more women.
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Applied Economics

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Anurag Agrawal, the James A. Perkins Professor of Environmental Studies in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Maureen Hanson, the Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics (CALS, Arts and...

  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
two people talking in a greenhouse

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  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
CCE Clinton County Senior Exercise with Mary Breyette

Spotlight

They Zoom in from New York City, across upstate and downstate New York, the North Country, and states all across the U.S. Four mornings a week at 9 a.m., thousands of seniors join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton County Executive Director Mary Breyette’s online fitness classes looking for exercise and connection.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
A rabbit sitting on a bench outside

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When Finn hopped into the life of Erin Scannell ’21 in February 2019, she found herself taking a lot of photos of the lovable Holland Lop bunny. With floppy ears, long whiskers and distinctive orange fur, Finn quickly captured the hearts of Scannell’s friends and classmates, too — inspiring Scannell to create the Big Red Bun Instagram account. Two years later, Finn’s account has surpassed 10,000 followers and has become a source for Cornellians worldwide to follow his adventures on campus and find messages in support of COVID-19 safety and mental health and well-being.
  • Animal Science
  • Animals

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More than $271,000 in grants were awarded to Cornell faculty this spring by the Cornell Center for Social Sciences (CCSS). The grants funded 19 proposals for studies and conferences involving more than 30 faculty members and researchers across campus.

  • American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Department of Communication