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In the summer of 2021, a convergence of political, financial, and infrastructural crises in Lebanon led to severe fuel shortages. Without the diesel necessary to run both the state’s power plants and private backup generators, the country was...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Energy
  • Global Development
Ariel Ortiz-Bobea

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Ariel Ortiz-Bobea says there is no greater threat to our food supply than climate change. He has been appointed to a USDA advisory panel where he will get to shape policy that leads to solutions.
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Agriculture
  • Climate Change

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Cornell researchers and a startup have received more than $7 million in federal grants to advance novel clean energy research that includes wirelessly charging electric vehicles, low-carbon jet fuel and construction materials made from waste.

  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Energy
  • Environment
corn field

Field Note

Joe Lawrence is the Dairy Forage System Specialist for Cornell CALS Department of Animal Science PRO-DAIRY. Here he provides insight into the research and extension work accomplished by PRO-DAIRY to evaluate the quality of feeds available on the market for dairy farmers.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • PRO-DAIRY
  • Animal Science

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In its inaugural year, the Critical Development Studies seminar series opens a space for scholars and students to analyze international development practices and their impacts on social well-being, food systems and environmental justice. Housed...

  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Students walk along Feeney Way on a brisk winter afternoon

News

The Cornell Center for Social Sciences grant program, which supports social science research by Cornell faculty members, has awarded $85,000 to 10 professors for their 2022-23 CCSS Faculty Fellows program.
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Department of Communication
  • Behavior
Students walk to class outside in the snow

News

Twenty-six students with businesses ranging from drinking water treatment to alternative medicine to kitchen robots, received fellowships to work on their businesses this summer.
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
Two hands holding some soil

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New York growers will get a sustainable boost this planting season from the new Soil Health and Climate Resiliency Act – backed up by Cornell research – and signed into law by Gov. Kathy Hochul.
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Agriculture

Field Note

Did you always dream of managing greenhouses? My original career aspiration was to be a wildlife biologist, but life had different plans. I was born and raised in Nepal and came to the U.S. to go to Keuka College. While I was working on my...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
Glenn Morgan Parke

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Though Glenn Morgan Parker '25 shared what it was like to take an online course as a Precollege student, thanks to the Atkinson scholarship, and how it helped prepare her for her first year at Cornell.
  • Cornell Atkinson
Nine day old oyster larvae

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The $8.8 million dollar aquaculture industry in New York state depends on shellfish hatcheries for seed stock every year. But spawning in conventional hatchery operations produces more larvae than can be used for seeding—causing hatchery...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • New York Sea Grant Institute
  • Agriculture
A TV and a couch

News

Jura Liaukonyte, associate professor at Dyson, and colleagues tracked ad viewership using tools that, instead of just monitoring the television, measured actual viewer presence in the room, and focal attention on the screen.
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Applied Economics
  • Communication
A student working in the lab holding a petri dish

Spotlight

CALS highlights some of the strategies the college and its community members are adopting to improve diversity in faculty, staff and student recruitment and retention.
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Microbiology
Two female students working together in front of a laptop

News

Students honed their business acumen for helping all creatures great and small at the Animal Health Hackathon, held virtually Feb. 4-6.
  • Animals
A headshot of Ben Furnas ’06

News

Ben Furnas ’06 has been hired as executive director of The 2030 Project: A Cornell Climate Initiative.
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Climate Change
William Rutter in a greenhouse

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A Cornell program, Breeding Insight, is adding seven new plant and animal species to its arsenal of supported specialty crops and animals for 2022.
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
  • Animals
From left, Ari Broad, Rachael Skye, Beth Rhoades, Scarlett Lee, Kara Rode Webber and Kara Fikrig standing on stairs in front of a Cornell building.

News

Vaccination Conversations with Scientists, a group of more than 100 Cornell scientist volunteers educating the public about vaccines, is reporting success in shifting unvaccinated people’s beliefs about the shots.
  • Department of Entomology
  • Behavior
  • Health + Nutrition
A headshot of Thomas Wyatt Turner, Ph.D. 1921

News

Thomas Wyatt Turner, Ph.D. 1921, was the first Black person at Cornell to earn a doctorate and the first Black person in the nation to earn a doctorate in botany. He was also a pioneer in the civil rights movement.
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Agriculture
Aerial view of rural industrial landscape

News

The “Land Technologies: Interrogating Tools of Governance in the Colonial Present” workshop, to be held in person from August 8-12 at Cornell University, will provide pre-tenure scholars from any university an opportunity to explore new research...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Girl paints map mural

Field Note

With a passion for sustainability and social equity, Alice Sullivan ’22 is blazing a path towards a better world. Guided by Engaged Learning experiences in Global Development, she has engaged in the struggle for farmworkers’ rights in New York...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development