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Spotlight

Learning Curve: Communication course offers some normalcy in COVID semester
In normal times, an audience of that size would be a sparse turnout for a venue that can accommodate more than 1,300. But due to the need for social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, there are just 100 available spots scattered...
  • Department of Communication
  • Communication
Angeline Pendergrass standing outside with water and green trees behind her

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Meet our faculty: Angeline Pendergrass
Academic focus: Extreme precipitation, Earth’s hydrologic cycle and climate change Research summary: I study precipitation and the flow of water and energy through the climate system with which it is associated. My interests include extreme...
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Water
  • Climate
Anne Weber sitting in front of an ivy covered brick wall

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Meet our faculty: Anne Weber
Academic focus: Working landscapes, green and living infrastructures, resiliency planning, rural design, community engagement Research summary: My research focuses on rural landscapes, particularly landscapes of extraction, production and...
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Landscape
  • Climate
Zaneta Hong

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Meet our faculty: Zaneta Hong
Academic focus: Art + design, ecology + technology, materials + innovation Research summary: Landscape architects and designers actively participate in the expansive reorganization of Earth’s matter, energy and form. While the circumstances of...
  • Landscape Architecture
Suzanne Bliven Shu standing and talking at a white board

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Meet our faculty: Suzanne Bliven Shu
Academic focus: Marketing, consumer behavior, behavioral economics and consumer financial decision making Research summary: I’m trained in the area of behavioral economics, and my research is on consumer judgment and decision making. Much of my...
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Physiology
  • Behavior
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News

Genes that shift butterfly wing colors identified
If the larvae develop early in the year, when days are shorter and colder, the butterflies (Junonia coenia) reach maturity in summer with tan wings. But if larvae develop later in the year, when days are longer and warmer, the butterflies mature...
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
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Buzz kill: Spiders ‘hear’ airborne prey via their legs
But these spiders also can capture insects flying behind them with precision, and scientists have long wondered how. Cornell scientists have confirmed that these spiders use metatarsal sensitivity – sensors at the tip of the leg – to detect...
  • Neurobiology and Behavior
  • Entomology
  • Environment