Back

Discover CALS

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

News & Events

News

News

CALS junior earns national award for addressing social change
The national Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes students who address issues of inequality through collaborative action to create long-term social change. Ochoa advocates for incarcerated people serving life sentences in New York state through...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
A student working in the lab holding a petri dish

Spotlight

CALS highlights some of the strategies the college and its community members are adopting to improve diversity in faculty, staff and student recruitment and retention.
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Microbiology
A headshot of Thomas Wyatt Turner, Ph.D. 1921

News

Thomas Wyatt Turner, Ph.D. 1921, was the first Black person at Cornell to earn a doctorate and the first Black person in the nation to earn a doctorate in botany. He was also a pioneer in the civil rights movement.
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Agriculture
Club meeting screengrab

Field Note

According to statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Education in 2019, nearly 75 percent of all animal science graduates from U.S. colleges and universities were white. Cornell’s Minority Animal Science Students (MASS) club aims to address this disparity by encouraging the success of underrepresented minority students inside and outside the classroom. Started in 2016, MASS is led by student president Brandon Garcia ’23 and faculty adviser Kristan Foster Reed, assistant professor in Cornell CALS Department of Animal Science. We connected with Garcia, Reed and former board member Amanda Cheung ’21 to learn more about the club and its significance to the department.
  • Animal Science
Cayuga Lake in the summer

News

The Tompkins County Historical Commission will release a short book written by Cornell Professor Kurt Jordan with the help of Gayogo̱hó:nǫʔ community members, titled “The Gayogo̱hó:nǫʔ People in the Cayuga Lake Region: A Brief History.”
  • American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program
  • Land

Events

Hale Tufan headshot

Seminar

Prioritizing Gender Equality from Afterthought to Guiding Goal of Agricultural Innovation
This event is supported by the CALS Office for Diversity and Inclusion and is part of the CALS Dean’s Inclusive Excellence Seminar Series, which highlights academic excellence through inclusive science and creates a platform for extended...
  • Diversity & Inclusion
Chase Mendenhall headshot

Seminar

This event is supported by the CALS Office for Diversity and Inclusion and is part of the CALS Dean’s Inclusive Excellence Seminar Series, which highlights academic excellence through inclusive science and creates a platform for extended...
  • Diversity & Inclusion
Aidee Guzman headshot

Seminar

This event is supported by the CALS Office for Diversity and Inclusion and is part of the CALS Dean’s Inclusive Excellence Seminar Series, which highlights academic excellence through inclusive science and creates a platform for extended...
  • Diversity & Inclusion
Steven Johnson Headshot

Seminar

This event is supported by the CALS Office for Diversity and Inclusion and is part of the CALS Dean’s Inclusive Excellence Seminar Series, which highlights academic excellence through inclusive science and creates a platform for extended...
  • Diversity & Inclusion
Shauna Downs headshot

Seminar

This event is supported by the CALS Office for Diversity and Inclusion and is part of the CALS Dean’s Inclusive Excellence Seminar Series, which highlights academic excellence through inclusive science and creates a platform for extended...
  • Diversity & Inclusion