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Intergroup Dialogue Project broadens students’ worlds

Intergroup Dialogue Project
August 16, 2018
Intergroup Dialogue Project has become one of the main programs on campus to offer peer-facilitated courses and workshops on communication and collaboration across social, cultural and power differences.

Former Cornell Provost Robert Plane dies at 90

Robert Plane
August 15, 2018
Robert Plane, a professor emeritus of chemistry who served as the university’s provost during the tumultuous late 1960s and early 1970s, died Aug. 6 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was 90.

Small dogs aim high

Jacob, a large shelter dog from Cortland, prepares to mark a bush.
August 15, 2018
According to new research from Cornell, smaller dogs angle their legs higher when they urinate, possibly to exaggerate their body size. Or perhaps not.

NSF awards BTI $1M to study plant-bacteria symbiosis

The hornwort plant relies on nitrogen-fixing soil bacteria to give it life
August 9, 2018
The NSF has awarded a $1.1 million grant to the Cornell-affiliated Boyce Thompson Institute to unlock the scientific complexities between nitrogen-fixing soil bacteria and its alliance with plants.

GMO eggplant crop expands in Bangladesh

A non-Bt eggplant
August 8, 2018
Farmers are rapidly adopting Bt eggplant brinjal in Bangladesh, resulting in reduced pesticide use and higher incomes, according to a new paper.

Student earns national agriculture fellowship

August 7, 2018
Doctoral student Ananda Portela Fontoura earned a FFAR Fellow award for her work developing nutritional therapies that can improve the metabolic health and productivity of dairy cows.

Milk carton ‘sell-by’ dates may become more precise

August 1, 2018
The “sell-by” dates on milk cartons may become more accurate, as Cornell food scientists have created a predictive model that examines spore-forming bacteria, according to the Journal of Dairy Science.

Visitors avoid national parks when air pollution is high

These side-by-side images of Shenandoah National Park show the difference in visual air quality when pollution is present.
July 18, 2018
Visitors tend to avoid national parks when air pollution levels are high, according to a Cornell researcher and his colleagues. The work suggests better air quality at national parks could improve human health.

Bt eggplant improving lives in Bangladesh

July 11, 2018
Bt eggplant is the first genetically engineered crop to be successfully introduced in South Asia. By reducing the need for pesticides, the crop is helping some of the world's poorest farmers feed their families and communities.

Partnership to assess pollinator-friendly solar farms

Scott McArt checks on honeycombs at Cornell's Dyce Lab for Honey Bee Studies in Ithaca.
July 9, 2018
Entomologist Scott McArt is partnering with a leading national solar developer on a groundbreaking study to determine the local benefits of wildflower plantings on solar sites in central New York and the Hudson Valley.

Moth provides hope against invasive swallow-wort

An adult Hypena opulenta moth
July 9, 2018
Pale and black swallow-wort are rapidly invading fields and forests across the Northeast, including New York, but a moth from the Ukraine holds promise to keep the weed in check.