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Workshop

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Cornell Farmworker Program hosts the Mexican Mobile Consulate
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The Cornell Farmworker Program will host the Mexican Mobile Consulate in several cities in the summer and fall of 2024: 26 a 28 de JUNIO All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Watertown 1330 Gotham Street, Watertown, NY 13601 miércoles 11...
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  • Department of Global Development
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Seminar

Changing What It Means to Work on the Land: Agroecology and Agrarian Change in Malawi Ph.D. Candidate: Sidney Madsen Student Bio: Sidney received her B.S. in 2013 from Cornell University in Biology and Society and International Agriculture and...
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Seminar

Dissertation Title Hitting the $40,000 Threshold: Analyzing Implementation of Indiana Teacher Pay Policy Ph.D. Candidate Kristie LeBeau Abstract My dissertation examines the localized, community-wide implications of K-12 education policies...
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News

Beekeeping, hydropower: Cornell Atkinson awards nearly $1M in grants

Cornell Atkinson’s annual Academic Venture Fund will provide nearly $1 million in seed funding to support research teams across five colleges and 11 departments, many with key external partnerships.

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  • Animal Science
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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News

The new report, Natural Resource Protection in the Hudson Valley: Municipal Conservation Stories, presents case studies from seven Hudson Valley towns and highlights the experiences, challenges, and successes of elected officials and municipal...
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  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Environment
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News

As urbanization continues to reshape our world, the focus on urban and peri-urban food systems becomes increasingly crucial. The latest report from the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE-FSN) of the UN Committee on...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Development Sociology
  • Food
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News

Maria Orozco came to Cornell with a commitment to empowering farmers, namely through outreach and education that can address the ever-evolving needs of underserved and marginalized communities in our food systems. When a research opportunity...
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News

Eight new projects funded by the Polson Institute for Global Development will promote research and teaching at the intersection of systemic inequality and social-environmental justice. This innovative set of proposals reflects Polson’s...
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  • Department of Global Development
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Field Note

Lessons from US agricultural cooperatives for China
The Humphrey PACT (Practitioner - Assistant - Collaborative - Training) Program pairs undergraduate students in Global Development with Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows to work on a research endeavor in the fields of agriculture, rural development...
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Field Note

Ruhşan Özdemir Çifçi , a 2023-24 Humphrey Fellow at Cornell , is committed to addressing sustainability and food access challenges across Türkiye. During her Humphrey Fellowship, she completed her Professional Affiliation at the International...
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  • Global Development
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Field Note

Meet Sadie Groberg ’24, an undergraduate in Global Development who seeks to make the world a better place through criminal justice reform. During her time at Cornell, Sadie gained unique insights into the carceral system through her research on...
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  • Global Development
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Field Note

In the face of entrenched conflict, climate change, and poverty in rural Uganda, Ojok Okello embarked on a bold mission to create the first sustainable rural city in the country. As the founder and CEO of Okere City , Ojok engages with residents...
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Field Note

The Humphrey PACT (Practitioner - Assistant - Collaborative - Training) Program pairs undergraduate students in Global Development with Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows to work on a research endeavor in the fields of agriculture, rural development...
  • Global Development

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