Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove CALS ’99
Dr. Van Kerkhove, an Infectious Disease Epidemiologist at the World Health Organization, answers questions about her work investigating COVID-19 and the impact of the new vaccines.
CALS Coffee Breaks
CALS Coffee Breaks is a new series that was launched in April 2020 for all members of the Cornell community, spotlighting some of the unique work and passions of CALS alumni in half-hour to hour-long webinars.
CALS Talks, produced by eCornell, was launched in October 2018 and features a sampling of CALS faculty sharing their incredible research, education and outreach with alumni all over the world.
Explore CALS' life-changing work
Join Professor Susan Brown, the Herman M. Cohn Professor of Agriculture and Life Science, as she discusses the science of apple breeding and the three newest varieties Cornell is bringing to market: Cordera, Pink Luster and Firecracker.
Dr. Peter McIntyre, CALS Associate Professor of Natural Resources, discusses the impacts of climate change, toxic pollution and aquaculture on freshwater fish worldwide.
Past CALS Talks
Rising temperatures, ocean acidification and de-oxygenation are causing dramatic changes in our marine ecosystems. In this webinar, Bruce Monger, Senior Lecturer, Earth & Atmospheric Science, will explain how rising carbon dioxide concentrations threaten global ocean ecosystems and the need to take effective action now.
Experts predict the world’s population will top 9 billion people by 2050. Dean Kathryn J. Boor, the previous dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, speaks to how both Cornell and CALS are working to improve the world’s food supply, keep the environment healthy and promote sustainability.
Professor Lee Humphreys ’99, Associate Professor, Communication, looks at mobile and social media through an historical perspective, revealing what is new about these ways to communicate and how they are similar to individual communication across several hundred years.
Want to understand the winter weather and just don’t get it? Professor Art DeGaetano, Earth & Atmospheric Science, explains the polar vortex, the impact of climate change and other meteorological information to help you understand current weather patterns.
Professor Emeritus George Hudler, Plant Science, created one of the most popular classes on campus. In this webinar, he provides information on how fungi have evolved and migrated to new environments, while also offering useful information on those mushrooms growing in your garden.
Co-sponsored by CALSAA and the Human Ecology Alumni Association, join Natalie Bazarova, associate professor in the Department of Communication and Human Ecology’s Janis Whitlock as they discuss the Social Media TestDrive platform for young people created by researchers in Cornell’s Social Media Lab.
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