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Spotlight

Learning Curve: Communication course offers some normalcy in COVID semester
In normal times, an audience of that size would be a sparse turnout for a venue that can accommodate more than 1,300. But due to the need for social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, there are just 100 available spots scattered...
  • Department of Communication
  • Communication
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Meet our faculty: Angeline Pendergrass
Academic focus: Extreme precipitation, Earth’s hydrologic cycle and climate change Research summary: I study precipitation and the flow of water and energy through the climate system with which it is associated. My interests include extreme...
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Water
  • Climate
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Meet our faculty: Anne Weber
Academic focus: Working landscapes, green and living infrastructures, resiliency planning, rural design, community engagement Research summary: My research focuses on rural landscapes, particularly landscapes of extraction, production and...
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Landscape
  • Climate
Zaneta Hong

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Meet our faculty: Zaneta Hong
Academic focus: Art + design, ecology + technology, materials + innovation Research summary: Landscape architects and designers actively participate in the expansive reorganization of Earth’s matter, energy and form. While the circumstances of...
  • Landscape Architecture
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Meet our faculty: Suzanne Bliven Shu
Academic focus: Marketing, consumer behavior, behavioral economics and consumer financial decision making Research summary: I’m trained in the area of behavioral economics, and my research is on consumer judgment and decision making. Much of my...
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Physiology
  • Behavior
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News

Sontag Foundation grants $1.2M for brain cancer research
The awardees are Marcos Simoes-Costa, assistant professor of molecular biology and genetics in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Dr. Dan A. Landau, associate professor of medicine and a member of the Sandra and Edward Meyer...
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Development
  • Genetics
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Cornell tool connects farmers to Walmart climate goals
To address this need, researchers in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) have developed an online greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions accounting tool, FAST-GHG, to help quantify these emissions in crop production. Walmart Inc. is...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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Food safety lab grants $2.9M for new global projects
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety, co-located at Cornell and Purdue University, has announced $2.9 million in grants for research projects to improve food safety and prevent foodborne illness in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kenya and...
  • Food Safety Laboratory and Milk Quality Improvement Program
  • Food Science
  • Food

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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
a doctor holds a sheet with brain scan images

News

Sontag Foundation grants $1.2M for brain cancer research
The awardees are Marcos Simoes-Costa, assistant professor of molecular biology and genetics in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Dr. Dan A. Landau, associate professor of medicine and a member of the Sandra and Edward Meyer...
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Development
  • Genetics