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On the Map: CALS in the City

Matt Frye
April 19, 2017
Portraits of researchers and educators on their turf, from the rat burrows of city parks to the furrows of a rooftop farm in Brooklyn.

Stay Connected During CALS Branding Project

Ag Quad
March 17, 2017
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has embarked for the first time on a college-wide brand exploration process, and you are invited to stay connected during this exciting project.

Ahmed Ahmed's Journey from Refugee to Rhodes Scholar

Ahmed Ahmed
May 25, 2017
Ahmed Ahmed’s ’17 life story is a remarkable tale of a young man who combined hard work with inspiration and guidance from others to grow as a person, from a refugee to a Rhodes scholar.

Cornell’s Hudson River Conservation Work Nets DEC Award

Hudson River
May 25, 2017
For more than 20 years, CALS has partnered to protect and preserve the Hudson River Estuary and its watershed. On May 23, the DEC Hudson River Estuary Program recognized Cornell for its long-term partnership and vital role in the success of the program.

Extension, NYS Apple Growers Partner on Innovation

apple blossom bee
May 19, 2017
Concerns about the banning of a plant-thinning chemical prompted New York apple producers, CCE educators and Cornell researchers to study a mechanical blossom-thinning alternative to carbaryl.

Student Launches Multidisciplinary Food Blog

May 18, 2017
Hannah Cai '19 is on a mission to encourage you to get to know your food. The nutritional sciences major launched Food For Thought, a blog on cooking, sustainability and human well-being.

Arctic Countries Adopt David Lodge's Invasive Species Plan

May 17, 2017
On May 11 eight nations that adopted the first Arctic Invasive Alien Species strategy and action plan – a section of the Arctic Council’s Fairbanks Declaration – authored by scientists led by the Atkinson Center's David Lodge.

Two Food Science Alumni Elected to Leadership Positions

May 10, 2017
Michele Perchonok, Ph.D. '83, and Bryson Bolton, M.S. '09 have been elected to leadership positions in the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), the society of professional and academic food scientists.

Sweet Compounds Aid Water Retention in Dry Soil

Cellular sugar compounds
May 9, 2017
Organic material added by plant roots and microbes provide nutritious candy for the soil. Literally. Cellular sugar boosts water and nutrient retention, says new Cornell research.

Cornell's Innovations in Food Systems Forum Is June 7

food basket
May 9, 2017
Dig into digital agriculture, comprehend plant breeding biotechnology, and learn out how the microbiome may solve food production problems at an agricultural technology and partnership forum June 7.

Cornell Students Swelter in D.C. to Cool a Warming Earth

Climate march in D.C.
May 2, 2017
Cornell undergraduates joined 200,000 green advocates to parade down Washington's Pennsylvania Avenue for the Peoples Climate March April 29 – in sultry heat – to advocate for rescuing the world from environmental deterioration.

Plant Sciences Student Wins 'Young Botanist' Award

Nicolas Glynos
May 2, 2017
Plant sciences major Nicolas Glynos '17 has received a Young Botanist Award from the Botanical Society of America, which recognizes outstanding graduating seniors in the plant sciences nationwide.