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Globe with colored wheat spikes

News

How a new generation of women are changing wheat science
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
An instructor in front of a class

Field Note

For the Any Person, Any Story concept, students developed digital media projects to expose how learning partnerships with CLASP have fostered an inclusive learning culture for students and employees alike.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
A group inspects plants in a greenhouse

News

New York’s premier leadership development program is now accepting applications for its next class of leaders in the food, agriculture and natural resources sectors of the Northeast. This year’s cohort will be the 20th class in the program...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development

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A group inspects plants in a greenhouse

News

New York’s premier leadership development program is now accepting applications for its next class of leaders in the food, agriculture and natural resources sectors of the Northeast. This year’s cohort will be the 20th class in the program...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Tamar Law

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Tamar Law, a Ph.D. student in development studies whose research examines the climate justice dimensions of climate mitigation, earned the 2022 Ronny Adhikarya Niche Award (RANA) Prize, the Department of Global Development announced today. The...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Energy
  • Climate Change
Warren Hall and the Ag Quad.

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The Polson Institute for Global Development announced its fall 2022 grants to support research at the intersection of systemic inequality and social-environmental justice.
  • Polson Institute for Global Development
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
(L-R), Steven Mana’oakamai Johnson, Natalie Cápiro ’00, Hale Ann Tufan, Chuan Liao, Shaila Musharoff, Michael Charles ’16.

Spotlight

This is the fifth in a series of stories detailing actions CALS students, faculty and staff have taken over the past several years to make our community a more diverse, equitable and inclusive place for everyone. In fall 2021, CALS announced it's first-ever faculty cohort initiative focused on hiring a group of scientists whose work explicitly addresses systemic challenges facing marginalized communities through transdisciplinary collaboration. The first search was received with great enthusiasm and 381 people applied for the six positions.
  • American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Computational Biology

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(L-R), Steven Mana’oakamai Johnson, Natalie Cápiro ’00, Hale Ann Tufan, Chuan Liao, Shaila Musharoff, Michael Charles ’16.

Spotlight

This is the fifth in a series of stories detailing actions CALS students, faculty and staff have taken over the past several years to make our community a more diverse, equitable and inclusive place for everyone. In fall 2021, CALS announced it's first-ever faculty cohort initiative focused on hiring a group of scientists whose work explicitly addresses systemic challenges facing marginalized communities through transdisciplinary collaboration. The first search was received with great enthusiasm and 381 people applied for the six positions.
  • American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Computational Biology
Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum Award

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Nominations are now being accepted for the 2023 Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) awards honoring exceptional early-career women scientists and mentors working in wheat.
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
Woman attends hunger, nutrition and health conference.

Field Note

Meet Kate McHale’24, an undergraduate in Global Development who is on a mission to increase youth engagement specifically as it relates to nutrition. As an eight-year alumna and current student leader of 4-H, Kate advocates for youth’s voices in...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development

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Ten professors from Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are among the most highly cited researchers in the world.

  • Boyce Thompson Institute
  • Food Science
  • School of Integrative Plant Science