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Admitted Class of 2028 personifies Cornell’s founding principles

The 5,139 admitted students will bring with them a variety of lived experiences that will enrich the vitality and innovation of Cornell’s intellectual community.

  • Environment
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Eating flours, burgers and fitness bars made from crickets, mealworms or black soldier fly larvae could help feed a growing global population sustainably, but it might hit resistance from those who follow halal or kosher regulations.

  • Food Science
  • Health + Nutrition
  • Environment
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A new Cornell-developed computer model that estimates the temperatures that cause freeze damage in a dozen grape cultivars can help growers plan for the season when damage does occur.

  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
  • Environment
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The Hudson River Eel Project – which has netted, counted and released roughly 2 million juvenile eels since its inception in 2008 – owes its success to a cadre of nearly 1,000 high school, college and adult citizen scientists donating time and...

  • New York State Water Resources Institute
  • Environment
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Awarded graduate students will study sustainability, biodiversity, accelerating energy transitions, advancing human health, increasing food security or addressing climate change.

  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Biodiversity

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Meet our faculty: Steven Mana'oakamai Johnson
Academic focus: Ocean conservation and social-ecological systems. Research summary: I study the relationship between people and the ocean, ranging from Indigenous Pacific Islander communities traditionally managing coral reefs to geopolitical...
  • American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Development Sociology
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For human and environmental health, it has to be, says Kristan Reed, assistant professor of animal science.
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Animals
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With creative, collaborative thinking, says Yu Jiang, assistant professor of systems engineering and data analytics in SIPS.
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Agriculture