Research & Impact

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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...
  • Global Development
  • Global Development
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Spotlight

CLASP participants connect through lifelong learning
Staff members who paired with student mentors for the fall semester attended a Dec. 12 luncheon in Warren Hall for a “midyear celebration of learning” at which they thanked their mentors and spoke briefly about their learning partnerships. The...
  • Global Development
  • Global Development
  • 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...
  • 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
  • Global Development
  • Global Development

News & Events

News

Saara Kumar ’17 named Schwarzman Scholar

Kumar is based in New York City as a program quality and business development associate for Trickle Up, an international poverty alleviation NGO. She designs partnerships between governments, the World Bank and the United Nations. She studied...

  • International Programs
  • Global Development
  • Global Development
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News

Pelosi meets Cornell students at UN climate change meeting
There are 18 students from the Global Climate Change Science and Policy class attending the two-week international conference. The Cornell students are leading partner projects with the governments of Armenia, Zambia and Tonga, as well as The...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Global Development
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences