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News

Active Learning Initiative, at 10, elevates teaching and belonging

The Active Learning Initiative celebrates 10 years at Cornell and its impact: increased student success, engagement, and a sense of belonging.

  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Biology
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Spotlight

Meet Eirene Markenscoff-Papadimitriou, assistant professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics.
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Biology
  • Genetics
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Spotlight

Meet Swanne Gordon, assistant professor, Department of of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Evolution
  • Environment
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Spotlight

Meet Andrés López-Sepulcre, assistant professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Evolution
  • Ecosystems
The lateral habenula in the mouse brain, with axons streaming down to dopaminergic and serotonergic centers.

News

A tiny but important area in the middle of the brain acts as a switch that determines when an animal is willing to work for a reward and when it stops working, according to a new study.

  • Neurobiology and Behavior
  • Biology
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Events

Speaker, Dr. Shannon Monnat

Seminar

Perspectives in Global Development: Fall 2022 Seminar Series The U.S. rural mortality penalty is wide and growing. This talk will present an overview of trends in rural and urban mortality rates since 1990, identify where rates have increased...
  • Health + Nutrition
  • Global Development
  • Development
Molly Hammell

Seminar

Distinguished Seminar Series in Genome Biology Molecular Biology & Genetics Seminar By Molly Hammell Associate Professor Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Hosted by: Cedric Feschotte and Andy Clark If you need accommodations to participate in this...
  • Biology