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Eastern Broccoli Project on track to meet $100M goal
“I think we’re going to hit it,” said Thomas Björkman, Cornell professor of horticulture and the project’s principal investigator. Between 2012 and 2017, the number of New York state broccoli farms increased from 290 to 535, and the number of...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section


Restoring Long Island's shellfish population
“Clamming and fishing, they’re in your blood,” says Warner, as Hampton Bays, a coastal village in Southampton, New York, fades into the distance. “It’s a lifestyle, not a job.” That lifestyle – and Long Island’s coastal ecosystem, economy and...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Animals
  • Organisms


Former head of Nintendo is Dyson Leader in Residence

Fils-Aimé, who graduated with a degree in applied economics, will participate in a number of events and share leadership lessons and principles he has developed over his career. In his role this academic year, he will visit campus once per...

  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Applied Economics


Street smarts: Cornell paves the way for safer roads in NYS
A half-mile snippet of Albro Road, a sleepy byway in Sherburne, New York, 36 miles south of Utica, had severe cracks in its pavement. They made for a teeth-chattering ride. “I don’t think you’d want to have an open coffee cup in your hand on...
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Applied Economics
  • Environment

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Field Note

From education to service: David Kay’s 40-year journey
The social tailwinds that lofted me here were stirred by the movements of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Most important was my undergraduate exposure to the debates about global economic growth and the environment following publication of The...
  • Community and Regional Development Institute
  • Department of Global Development
  • Applied Economics
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Consider workplace AI’s impact before it’s too late, study says
In the work world, artificial intelligence often is designed to prioritize technological aspects over social ones, and according to new Cornell research, this may trigger unexpected consequences in other parts of society.
  • Department of Communication
  • Applied Economics