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Empty chairs in a classroom

Field Note

New York rural schools respond as classrooms reopen
Government at both the state and federal levels recognized early in the pandemic that our schools were the primary and often only delivery system in place to support not only the education of children, but the health and welfare of the entire...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Tess Pendergrast

Field Note

Tess Pendergrast: Welcome to Global Development
Get to know Tess Academic focus: I am a sociologist who studies social inequality. Specifically, I research the disproportionate environmental and health-related burdens low-income and nonwhite groups in the United States face. I’ve also been...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Ed Mabaya

Field Note

Ed Mabaya: Welcome to Global Development

  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Cornell tower view

Field Note

My Double Conscious Experience in the Ivy League
Inspired by his personal experience as a Black student in the Ivy League, Ben Fields ’20 analyzed how racism, micro-aggressions and human behavior contribute to the academic career of Black students. His research is not only an important...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Hands holding beans

Spotlight

Zero hunger in India is possible with diverse food system
According to a new report from the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) that published July 15, researchers have mapped opportunities for India to reduce hunger and improve overall nutrition by reorienting its agricultural...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Food Science
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management

News

Gael Pressoir in field

News

Centers of Innovation announced with goal to develop improved crops worldwide
The CoIs will act as regional hubs for crop improvement, driving tools, technologies and methods that will target crops that are essential for food security in a range of environments, cropping systems and key stakeholders. Each CoI will be...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development
harvested eggplant

News

New mobile app provides lifeline for farmers growing Bt eggplant
The new app “Btbegun” provides farmers, extension professionals, field officers, policymakers, seed suppliers and other stakeholders with the most current information about Bt eggplant — a genetically engineered variety resistant to a ravenous...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
Two men drilling technology into the side of a house

News

NSF funding to help erase upstate NY’s digital divide
Cornell faculty will collaborate with community partners around New York – through Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) in each county – to set up networks based on low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) technology, a form of low-frequency radio....
  • Atkinson Center
  • Community and Regional Development Institute
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension

Events

Members of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

Webinar

Global Climate Stories: Challenge, Choice and Change
Our changing climate poses great challenges for humanity around the world: extreme weather events, sea level rise, flooding, drought, wildfires and more. How are countries in areas most affected by climate change responding to these and other...
  • Global Development
  • Environment
  • Climate
Gael Pressoir in field

News

Centers of Innovation announced with goal to develop improved crops worldwide
The CoIs will act as regional hubs for crop improvement, driving tools, technologies and methods that will target crops that are essential for food security in a range of environments, cropping systems and key stakeholders. Each CoI will be...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development