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Research & Impact

A student standing on a bridge in Australia

Field Note

Lily Bermel ’21: The road to my future in international climate policy
CALS has propelled me down the path of my dream career, and along the way I've had amazing and unique opportunities. I’ve appreciated being able to explore my passions academically and professionally – through my coursework, summer experiences...
  • CALS Global Fellows Program
  • Environment
  • Climate

Spotlight

Anna Botsford Comstock: scientific illustrator, naturalist and leader

Carol Anelli, professor and associate chair of the Department of Entomology at Ohio State University, came to Cornell in October 2018 to talk about the accomplishments of Anna Botsford Comstock. Comstock graduated from Cornell in 1875 and later...

  • Entomology
  • Organisms
  • Environment
The sun shines down upon rolling mountains on the Armenian countryside

Field Note

Keelin Kelly '20: Tackling climate change alongside farmers in Armenia
Research is something I love and gets to the heart of my curiosity. What drives me is understanding how climate change impacts real people and societies. Research doesn’t just mean sitting in a lab: For my honor thesis project, it meant speaking...
  • Agriculture
  • Environment
  • Climate
A large green wine vineyard with a road going up the middle of it

Field Note

Global Partnerships Help Armenian Farmers Adapt to Climate Change
Everything changed when I came to Cornell as a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship participant. The Humphrey Fellowship Program provides mid-career specialists from developing countries the opportunity to spend a year at Cornell University learning...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Food
Four college students and one man stand in front of a sign for the delegation of Singapore

Field Note

Our common home
While global climate change is an abstract, larger-than-life concept to many, it is deeply personal to me. Nature is universal to all humans, offering no labels, and encompassing everything and everyone as a whole system. Having lived in three...
  • Cornell Botanic Gardens
  • Environment
  • Climate
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News & Events

A gorge in the summer

News

Hikers urged to enjoy gorge trails, natural areas safely
Cornell’s gorge safety website has a range of information and resources for the safe enjoyment of natural areas on campus and in the community. “Research shows that spending time in nature lowers stress levels and improves other health measures...
  • Cornell Botanic Gardens
  • Nature

News

Center advances social sciences research with spring grants

Those are some of the questions scholars will study with the help of $118,000 in grants awarded by the Cornell Center for Social Sciences (CCSS). The center this spring funded 14 research projects and two conferences, involving two-dozen faculty...

  • Natural Resources
  • Department of Communication
  • Communication