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See how our current work and research is bringing new thinking and new solutions to some of today's biggest challenges.


Sheep in a solar field


Electric sheep: Grazing in arrays supports economy, climate
As industrial-sized solar installations pop up throughout New York state, residents fear the loss of agricultural land. Lexie Hain ’99 has a simple solution: sheep.
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Agriculture
  • Animals
A headshot of Jingyue (Ellie) Duan


Academic focus: My academic focus is in understanding how epigenetics drives embryonic reprogramming, X chromosome dosage compensation, genetic imprinting and heat-induced responses. Research summary: Our research group uses genomics and...
  • Animal Science
  • Animals
  • Genomics
A woman working on a laptop.


There are no references to gender in a typical noncompete agreement, but they still have a more deleterious effect on women entrepreneurs than they do on men, according to Dyson professor Matt Marx.
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Applied Economics
  • Behavior
Tall white wind turbines on top of a mountain at sunset


“Early action will reap dividends,” said Rebecca Barthelmie, professor in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, in the College of Engineering. “In terms of averting the worst of climate change, our work confirms that...
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Energy
  • Environment
A person sitting at a table and using their phone


Mitigating abuses of encrypted social media communication, on outlets such as WhatsApp and Signal, while ensuring user privacy is the focus of a five-year, $3 million NSF grant to a multidisciplinary Cornell research team.
  • Department of Communication
  • Behavior
  • Communication

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Perspectives in International Development Seminar Series: Spring 2021 The agri-food system of today will have to evolve to feed 10 billion people sustainably by 2050, and more beyond. What are the lessons from the past in exercising leadership...
  • global development
  • Department of Global Development
  • agriculture
A tractor at Cornell AgriTech.


Co-sponsored by Cornell CALS and the New York Farm Bureau The pandemic has had a devastating impact on many New York farmers. While the full economic impact of COVID-19 and USDA assistance is yet to be fully understood, this online forum...
  • food
  • Agriculture
  • Applied Economics