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Workshop

Cornell Farmworker Program hosts the Mexican Mobile Consulate
The Cornell Farmworker Program will host the Mexican Mobile Consulate in Ithaca for a three-day event: Wednesday, June 15 from 9:00 AM-1:30 PM Thursday, June 16 from 9:00 AM-1:30 PM Friday, June 17 from 9:00 AM-1:30 PM To make an appointment...
  • Cornell Farmworker Program
  • Department of Global Development
  • global development

Seminar

Hybrid event: Warren 401 and on Zoom Now in its third month, the unfolding crisis in Ukraine has killed thousands, displaced millions, and destroyed civil infrastructure throughout the country. The damages to Ukraine's economy exceed $1 trillion...
  • Department of Global Development
  • global development
  • Economics
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Seminar

Housing in Ithaca is a continuing stress for students and community members alike. Join local Ithacan leaders and undergraduates in the Department of Global Development in the fight for fair housing to discuss the current state of housing in...
  • Department of Global Development

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News

Dietary guidelines issued by national governments aim to set a roadmap for healthy living. But a new study challenges national dietary guidelines assessments to include the environmental impact of food production, with implications for how dietary guidelines account not just for the health of the human population, but also the planet.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Food
People collaborate in a warehouse

News

Solving problems like climate change could require dismantling rigid academic boundaries, so that researchers of various backgrounds may collaborate through an “undisciplinary” approach.

  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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Spotlight

As a young researcher working with plant breeders to develop improved wheat varieties for smallholder farmers, Hale Ann Tufan confronted a profound dilemma. It wasn’t an issue of gnarly plant genetics or unruly research fields — commonplace...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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News

Terry Tucker, Ph.D. ‘98 earned the 2022 SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in recognition of innovative instruction that brought global education to generations of students at Cornell and beyond. Tucker, professor of the practice...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development

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Field Note

Meet Ndunge Kiiti, PhD '02, adjunct associate professor in Global Development. With expertise in communication, education, health and entrepreneurship, she brings more than 30 years of experience in international development. Her recent work...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Dairy farm in upstate NY

Field Note

What are the goals of the NMB curriculum? Olivo: It is important to engage youth in different aspects of agriculture and sustainability. Growing awareness about sustainability among new generations is very relevant to getting them interested in...
  • Animal Science
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
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Field Note

Veronika Vogel ’21 came to Cornell CALS from Nesselwang, Germany seeking to make a positive impact on the global food system. As an International Agriculture & Rural Development major with minors in Plant Science and Plant Breeding, Veronika...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Global Development
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Field Note

Melanie Stansbury, M.S. ’07 arrived at Cornell in 2006 searching for new tools and knowledge to make a difference in her hometown community in Albuquerque. Backed by new insights into the theory and practice of community sociology, she returned...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development