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Three students win Robinson-Appel Humanitarian Awards

Matthew Borinshteyn ’25, Jennifer Lee ’23 and Avery MacLean ’22 received the 2022 Robinson-Appel Humanitarian Awards in recognition of their significant involvement in community service.

  • Agriculture Sciences Major
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
flats or transplants at CDC drop


It’s that time of year, when New York gardeners are bringing home tomato starts and other vegetables to transplant into their gardens. This season, more than 250 underserved (and often food-insecure) Ithaca-area families once again will have the...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
  • Plants
A home for an aphid


A researcher reports evidence of a gall-forming aphid defending itself against predators, a first for the species, Mordwilkoja vagabunda.

  • Neurobiology and Behavior
  • Animals
  • Evolution
An abstract image of weather.


Declaring this the “decisive decade” for climate action, Cornell launched The 2030 Project: A Climate Initiative, which will mobilize world-class faculty to develop and accelerate tangible solutions to the climate challenge.

  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
Scott Peters and Daniel O'Connell


Cornell CALS Professor Scott J. Peters to lead participatory action research into issues of justice, sovereignty, equity and sustainability in food and farming systems at University of Minnesota.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Behavior
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Food for all: International organizations and the transformation of agriculture
Perspectives in Global Development Seminar Series: Spring 2022 The Sustainable Development Goals are off track. The prospects of the SDGs being realized by 2030 are bleak. The rapid pace of consistent decline in poverty and hunger until 2015 had...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
  • Plants
a double handful of soil with bracelets


As part of the inaugural visit, newly appointed A.D. White Professor-at-Large Bram Govaerts, Director General of CIMMYT headquartered in Mexico, is joined by Neema Kudva, Anna Davidson, Prabhu Pingali and Mario Herrero to discuss university...
  • Plants
  • environment
Bram Govaerts


Perspectives in Global Development Seminar Series: Spring 2022 Climate-focused research aims to help smallholder farmers adapt to climate shocks and to raise and maintain high yields profitably and, most of all, sustainably by reducing GHG...
  • global development
  • Global Development
  • school of integrative plant science