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Field Note

Pedersen Farms: Growing vegetables for the Northeast market with Cornell AgriTech
What has it been like to work with Cornell AgriTech over the years? We’ve had a close relationship with Cornell AgriTech over the years working with faculty there ever since we started farming in 1983. Both of us had worked on the Geneva campus...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Agriculture
  • Food
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Field Note

Lily Bermel ’21: The road to my future in international climate policy
CALS has propelled me down the path of my dream career, and along the way I've had amazing and unique opportunities. I’ve appreciated being able to explore my passions academically and professionally – through my coursework, summer experiences...
  • CALS Global Fellows Program
  • Environment
  • Climate

Spotlight

Anna Botsford Comstock: scientific illustrator, naturalist and leader

Carol Anelli, professor and associate chair of the Department of Entomology at Ohio State University, came to Cornell in October 2018 to talk about the accomplishments of Anna Botsford Comstock. Comstock graduated from Cornell in 1875 and later...

  • Entomology
  • Organisms
  • Environment
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Field Note

Keelin Kelly '20: Tackling climate change alongside farmers in Armenia
Research is something I love and gets to the heart of my curiosity. What drives me is understanding how climate change impacts real people and societies. Research doesn’t just mean sitting in a lab: For my honor thesis project, it meant speaking...
  • Agriculture
  • Environment
  • Climate
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Field Note

Global Partnerships Help Armenian Farmers Adapt to Climate Change
Everything changed when I came to Cornell as a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship participant. The Humphrey Fellowship Program provides mid-career specialists from developing countries the opportunity to spend a year at Cornell University learning...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Food
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News

Cornell Atkinson awards $1.1M to innovative projects
The Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability has awarded seven Academic Venture Fund (AVF) interdisciplinary seed grants, totaling $1.1 million, for projects that engage faculty from eight Cornell colleges and 16 academic departments. In its...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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Cornell earns STARS platinum sustainability rating
After maintaining a gold rating since 2012, Cornell earned 85 points in the group’s STARS (Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System) to become the first Ivy and the sixth university overall to reach platinum. Cornell’s strong...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Environment
  • Planet