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Students in white jumpsuits collect ticks from a forest.


$8.7M to vector-borne disease center funds training, evaluation

The Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases, led by Cornell, has received a five-year, $8.7 million award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to train and educate vector-borne disease professionals.

  • Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases
  • Department of Entomology
  • Entomology
Large boat used for Great Lakes research


In April and August, scientists from the Cornell Biological Field Station board the US Environmental Protection Agency vessel the R/V Lake Guardian for a four week survey of all five Great Lakes. We collect samples for zooplankton and mysid...
  • Biological Field Station
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Organisms
A crow eating a piece of pizza


City life favors species that display characteristics know as “urban trait syndrome,” including being adaptable and not too fussy about what they eat.

  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Animals
  • Behavior
Hands hold a plastic cup containing Silver flies


Researchers are hoping a fly no larger than a grain of rice and a predatory beetle may work together to combat an invasive pest that is devastating hemlocks in Fall Creek and throughout eastern North America.

  • Cornell Botanic Gardens
  • Entomology
  • Environment
Researcher Heather Grab holds an excluder next to a commercial bumblebee nest box


A Cornell study that revealed commercial eastern common bumblebee hives pose a threat to their wild counterparts has led one major pollination company to quickly adapt the bumblebee hive boxes they ship to growers.

  • Department of Entomology
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Pollinators
sheared sheep

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Art of Agriculture
Join Sigma Alpha, professional agricultural sorority, on the Arts Quad to learn more about agriculture! Experience student groups, research labs, and agricultural outreach organizations representing a wide array of opportunities and careers in...
  • Animal Science
  • Dairy
  • Animals
Graduate students in the field of animal science eating dinner.


348 Frank Morrison Hall 507 Tower Road Ithaca, NY 14853 Schedule: 9/23: Andres Ortega "Examining the Role of Non-Essential AA for Milk Yield and Energetic Efficiency: Abomasal Infusion of Essential and Non-Essential Amino Acids using Energy as...
  • Animals
  • science communication
  • Animal Science
four youth in dairy barn


Entry for the Youth Dairy Judging competition is now open! The contest will be held on September 2nd during the colored-breed week during the New York State Fair. Registration is required and it is open to any New York youth ages 8 to 19 using...
  • Animal Science
  • Youth and Families