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A man walks in the woods.

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Alumnus Andy Zepp started the Finger Lakes Land Trust one night in a Fernow Hall lecture hall. Now executive director, he’s preserving the region’s iconic landscapes one acre at a time.

  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Environment
  • Nature
People collaborate in a warehouse

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Solving problems like climate change could require dismantling rigid academic boundaries, so that researchers of various backgrounds may collaborate through an “undisciplinary” approach.

  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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In Medellin, Colombia, low-income residents who lived in close proximity to new public transit stations had increased rates of mosquito-transmitted dengue fever, according to a new study.
  • Department of Entomology
  • Entomology
  • Global Development
Photo of fruit fly.

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Thousands of strains of drosophilia, or fruit fly, have been developed for research purposes at Cornell Research. These fruit flies are currently being used to investigate human diseases, and researcher Chun Han from Cornell's Molecular Biology and Genetics lab is developing a new research technique called gRNA-infused crossing over, or MAGIC, that will make this type of research easier for future experiments.
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Organisms
  • Biology
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Solanum lycopersicoides growing in a BTI greenhouse

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Wild tomato genome will benefit domesticated cousins

A team of researchers has assembled a reference genome for Solanum lycopersicoides, a wild relative of the cultivated tomato, and developed web-based tools to help plant researchers and breeders improve the crop.

  • Boyce Thompson Institute
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section

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Social justice and engineering blend beautifully. Last semester, Cornell students built a trailblazing food-sharing pantry to take an edge off chronic hunger among local residents.

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Food
  • Health + Nutrition
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The National Science Foundation has awarded Cornell $2 million to oversee the first federally funded midterm election survey in 20 years, engaging multiple partners and diverse methodologies.

  • Department of Communication
  • Communication
  • Health + Nutrition