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McLeod honored with Weiss teaching award

Poppy McLeod
November 2, 2018
Poppy McLeod, professor and chair of the Department of Communication, was recognized for her excellence in teaching undergraduate students and her contributions to undergraduate education.

Plant breeder taps latest technology to feed the world

October 31, 2018
Mike Gore, Ph.D. '09, professor of plant breeding and genetics, is working on a more efficient way to develop crops that produce higher yields and better nutrition profiles as the world's population grows.

Meet Our New Faculty 2018

October 31, 2018
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences proudly welcomes our newest faculty members.

Tsiorasa Barreiro receives NYS Hometown Alumni Award

Tsiorasa Barreiro
October 29, 2018
Tsiorasa Barreiro ’00, an Akwesasne native and executive director of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe in Akwesasne, Franklin County, was presented with the Cornell New York State Hometown Alumni Award Oct. 27.

New online tool shows climate change in your backyard

October 24, 2018
Climate change hits home. A warming world affects the Northeast region, and to demonstrate, the Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions has developed a new online tool: Climate Change in Your County.

Harnessing machine learning and big data to fight hunger

Chris Barrett
October 22, 2018
A group of Cornell researchers has received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development to use machine learning to rapidly analyze agricultural and food market conditions, aiming to better predict poverty and undernutrition in some of the world’s poorest regions.

Grass genes tapped to breed better crops

A diverse array of Andropogoneae tribe grasses
October 18, 2018
Cornell researchers will tap into genetic information found in more than 700 species of related grasses to improve maize and sorghum, thanks to a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Cornellians use their education to serve fellow Africans

October 18, 2018
Cornellians Stephen Mugo, Ph.D. ’99, and former postdoctoral student Sylvester Oikeh came full circle recently when they returned to the university Oct. 7 to share the story of how they’ve used their education for humanitarian purposes in Africa.

Mobile communication lab lets any person participate in any study

Niel Lewis Jr. outside of the mobile communications lab.
October 18, 2018
Cornell’s mobile communication lab, one of a handful in the country, is changing the face social sciences research. It enables scholars to study the socio-economic, racial and geographic groups hardest hit by society’s problems.

Cornell faculty receive $1.4 million to study organic farming

October 17, 2018
Three projects aimed at bolstering the success of organic farmers and those pursuing a transition to organic production are receiving funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture.

New data science, computational biology departments span colleges

Photo illustration of man holding data in his hand.
October 11, 2018
The university is launching two new multicollege departments – one in statistics and data science, and one in computational biology – to meet evolving research needs, encourage collaboration, and improve the quality of teaching and learning in these increasingly essential fields.

Symposium examines the potential of machine learning in health care

October 5, 2018
The Sept. 27-28 symposium “Bridging the Divide: Machine Learning in Medicine,” held at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, brought together researchers and clinicians from Cornell’s Ithaca campus and Weill Cornell Medicine to discuss recent work and initiate collaborations in the field of machine learning in medicine. 

Active learning grants energize CALS classrooms

October 3, 2018
Active learning teaching techniques are increasingly being used in classrooms across CALS as faculty revamp courses to emphasize creative and innovative thinking.

Kevin Hallock named dean of SC Johnson College of Business

Kevin F. Hallock
October 2, 2018
Economist and compensation and labor market scholar Kevin F. Hallock, the Kenneth F. Kahn ’69 Dean in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, has been named dean of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business.

Cornell’s new Sustainable Landscapes Trail opens Oct. 5

a cross section of the Peterson parking
October 2, 2018
Lace up your walking shoes and head to Cornell’s new Sustainable Landscapes Trail, which opens with a ceremony Friday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m., at the parking lot across from the Dairy Bar on Tower Road.