Cornell CALS' response to COVID-19 

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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FutureCast

Sled dogs lead the way in quest to slow aging
By the end of her racing days, she had competed twice in sled dog racing’s equivalent to the Olympics – the International Federation of Sleddog Sports World Championships. And she ended her racing career with a bang, winning an extremely...
  • Animal Science
  • Animals
  • Health + Nutrition
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Spotlight

Simoes-Costa wins $2.3M NIH New Innovator Award
With a grant of $2,355,000 over five years, Marcos Simoes-Costa, assistant professor of molecular biology and genetics, will investigate how the spatial complexity of an organism is generated in early development. “For the human body to be...
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Health + Nutrition
  • Biology
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Spotlight

Kids can test drive social media safely with new simulations
Educators across the country can now use Cornell-designed interactive tutorials to teach elementary and middle schoolers how to participate positively in social media – while simultaneously learning to navigate some of its potential perils. The...
  • Faculty
  • Department of Communication
  • Health + Nutrition
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FutureCast

A sea of troubles: Marine ecosystems send an SOS
Marine ecologist Drew Harvell was a University of Washington doctoral student in zoology in 1982 when she went on a research trip off Panama’s western coast with one of the world’s foremost experts in the biology of coral reefs. Then twenty-six...
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Animals
  • Disease

FutureCast

How can we deliver clean, safe water to NYC?
Millions of times each day, New Yorkers turn on the faucet, relying on water supplied from about 125 miles away in the Catskill Mountains. Cornell CALS expertise keeps the award-winning water pristine.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture

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News

Cross-campus effort rushes 3D-printed gear to Weill Cornell
“On Twitter I’d heard about how people are 3D printing face masks, so I decided to blast email all of the engineering department chairs to see if anybody knew of anybody who had printers or availability to print,” said Kuceyeski, who also leads...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Health + Nutrition
  • Disease

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