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CALS is closely monitoring developments related to COVID-19 and following steps the university is taking to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our community. As part of this action, the majority of CALS offices are currently on remote work plans. Review all college communications and available resources for students, faculty and staff.

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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
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Spotlight

The sweet side of science, modified
Science communication comes in many shapes, sizes and now tastes, thanks to an eye-catching food truck that encourages scientists to talk with the public about food security and genetic modification.
  • Food
  • Global Development
  • Genetics
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Spotlight

Vice provost illuminates Cornell’s global role and impact
Your background includes work on international development, social mobilization, land use and critical ethnography. How have these experiences shaped your worldview and what you bring to your role? Wolford: I always laugh because when people...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Field Note

Follow your passion — advice for breaking barriers and succeeding in science
For years as a molecular biologist I was looking for work that had more meaning and impact. My passions eventually led me to work on cassava and sweet potato, which was interesting but still too lab based. There came a moment where I realized...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development

Field Note

International education opens world of possibilities

As an International Agriculture and Rural Development (IARD) undergraduate I had the chance to participate in a vast array of opportunities. Each one taught me something valuable, and all contributed to my future successes. My work on a farm in...

  • International Programs
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development

News & Events

News

Cornell experts discuss state of pandemic

Faculty have mobilized their contacts around the world to help Cornell students and friends get home before borders closed. And as students readied to leave Ithaca, they donated blood at Red Cross stations set up on West Campus. These were a few...

  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
  • Health + Nutrition
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News

Getting climate smart in Armenia
“Armenia is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to climate change,” said Allison M. Chatrchyan, senior research associate in the Department of Global Development. “Temperatures there are rising more than the global average, drought is...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development