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Research & Impact

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Field Note

Global collaborations spark wheat breeding discoveries
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
  • Agriculture
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Spotlight

Power and place in ecological systems

  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
  • Environment
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Spotlight

Animal Science alum Laura Rubinate ‘01’s involvement with equestrian comes full circle
Animal Science alumna, Laura Rubinate '01, talks about her experience on the equestrian team, medical school and wanting to give back to Big Red athletics.
  • Animal Science
  • Animals
Four girls trek across the desert in Morocco on camels

Field Note

Jessica Snyder ’20: Preparing for a dynamic career in international development

  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Field Note

Brennan Hyden: Exploring willow’s potential as a sustainable bioenergy crop
Brennan Hyden is a Ph.D. candidate working in the lab of Larry Smart, professor of horticulture at Cornell AgriTech, where his work focuses on using willow as a sustainable bioenergy crop. For his excellence in bioenergy research, Hyden was...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
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News & Events

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News

Students use active learning to solve COVID-19 problems
Instructors Jillian Goldfarb, assistant professor of biological and environmental engineering in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), and Alex Maag, postdoctoral associate with Cornell’s Active Learning Initiative, assigned...
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Health + Nutrition
  • Disease
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News

CALS Dean Ben Houlton may have a billion-ton solution to climate change
Benjamin Z. Houlton, Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Cornell, is on a mission to use science to find solutions to climate change. And, like David in the epic battle against Goliath, Houlton is using rocks.
  • Health + Nutrition
  • Soil
  • Environment