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See how our current work and research is bringing new thinking and new solutions to some of today's biggest challenges.

Research & Impact

apricot filled cookies on a cooling rack

Field Note

Cooking holiday foods safely with Elizabeth Demmings
Elizabeth Demmings is the program coordinator at the Institute for Food Safety at Cornell University (IFS@CU), located at Cornell AgriTech. The IFS@CU’s motto is to cultivate food safety knowledge. Demmings helps develop and deliver food safety...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Food Science
  • Food
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Confidence is key for Spencer Lane, class of 2013
However, Lane's radiating confidence wasn't inherent from a young age. Instead, it was something that was learned, something that was impressed upon her at Cornell, where she graduated from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. It just...
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Communication
Hannah Fuller stands in front of the Patagonia mountains

Field Note

Championing resilient food systems

  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Global Development
Male and female students sitting on a Zoom call holding up cardboard boxes

Field Note

Semester (un)interrupted: Innovative teaching in the hybrid semester
From navigating social distancing requirements to sending creative, do-it-yourself toolkits to their remote students, the CALS community has continued to persevere in the face of unprecedented challenges. Below, hear from several CALS faculty...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section

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News & Events

an artist's interpretation of a powerful, antibiotic resistant gene


John Helmann: Learning the genetic steps in the dance of life
At its most fundamental level, life is a dance between a shifting array of microscopic partners. To unlock the cellular choreography, John D. Helmann, professor of microbiology, has devoted his career to studying a single-celled bacterium known...
  • Microbiology
  • Disease
  • Bacteria


Meet our faculty: Nathan Yang

Academic focus: Marketing, behavioral analytics, empirical industrial organization, (mobile) health and wellness, and retail strategy Research summary: My recent research has been focused on leveraging behavioral science, big data, machine...

  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Health + Nutrition
  • Behavior