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Dyson faculty member receives Weiss teaching award

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Published: 
October 18, 2019
President Martha E. Pollack announced the eight winners of the Stephen H. Weiss Awards Oct. 18, including Cindy van Es, professor of practice in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. The awards recognize members of the faculty for excellence in teaching undergraduate students and contributing to undergraduate education at the university.

Eastern Broccoli Project on track to meet $100M goal

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Published: 
October 17, 2019
The Eastern Broccoli Project began in 2010 with the goal of growing a $100 million broccoli industry in the Eastern U.S. in 10 years. With two remaining years of funding, Cornell researchers say they are on schedule to meet their goal.

Chickpea snack startup aims to disrupt junk food industry

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Published: 
October 16, 2019
Antithesis, a Cornell student startup that began in the Department of Food Science, was recently awarded a $225,000 Small Business Innovation Research Phase I award from the National Science Foundation to develop its chickpea-based snack food.

NYC-based landscape architecture course a first

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Published: 
October 15, 2019
This past summer, Cornell landscape architecture students examined complicated redevelopment questions regarding post-industrial sites in New York City and designed their own projects.

Cornell’s Humphrey Program marks 40 years of public service

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Published: 
October 15, 2019
For 40 years, Cornell’s Humphrey Program has enriched the professional experience of more than 400 people. Participants from 111 countries have come to Cornell for a yearlong exchange, and returned to their home countries with new skills to make profound development changes back home.

Bryan Duff receives Racker Community Partner Award

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Published: 
October 15, 2019
On Oct. 10, Bryan Duff, senior lecturer in the department of development sociology, received the Racker Community Partner Award for Tompkins County, which is given to someone in the community who works to improve the lives of people with disabilities.
 

Insectapalooza 2019 will be bigger and buggier – and free

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Published: 
October 14, 2019
The Department of Entomology on Oct. 19 will host Insectapalooza, an annual extravaganza that aims to take the “creepy” out of “creepy-crawly.” This year’s event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Stocking Hall – and it’s free.

Ag-to-energy farmland use is focus of new $2.4M grant

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Published: 
October 14, 2019
The USDA and the NSF have awarded a three-year, $2.4 million grant to a team of Cornell researchers who will study how ag-to-energy land-use conversions could impact food production.

Grow-NY Summit to feature food, ag innovations

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Published: 
October 10, 2019
Biodegradable plastics, drone-powered pollination and revolutionary indoor farming techniques are just a few of the innovations that will be on display at the Grow-NY Food and Ag Summit, Nov. 12-13 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

African rice farmers test traditions against NY climate

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Published: 
October 9, 2019
Few farmers attempt to grow rice in the Northeast’s short growing season, but a team of farmers, with the help of Cornell scientists, are experimenting with rice-growing methods to suit New York’s climate.

Cornell tackles ‘migrations’ global challenge

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Published: 
October 3, 2019
Researchers from every corner of Cornell are mobilizing to tackle one of the grand challenges of the modern era – migration – with a new initiative that launched Oct. 1.

CCE summer interns extend and explore

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Published: 
October 3, 2019
Twenty-nine Cornell undergraduates spent their summers working and conducting research in communities across New York state as Cornell Cooperative Extension interns.

Zombies breathe life into sustainable housing summit

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Published: 
October 3, 2019
Cornell’s Community and Regional Development Institute hosts “From Zombies to Vacants to Sustainable Housing: Building Resilient Communities,” a symposium Oct. 23-24 on the Cornell campus.

Three alumni named 2019 MacArthur fellows

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Published: 
October 2, 2019
Three alumni have been awarded 2019 MacArthur Foundation fellowships for showing exceptional creativity in their work and promise for making additional future advances in their fields.

Scientists retrace monarch’s toxin-immunity evolution

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Published: 
October 2, 2019
By editing specialized genes into laboratory fruit flies, scientists have reconstructed evolution and instantly conferred in the flies the same toxin resistance enjoyed by monarch butterflies.

Go ‘Wild at Cornell’ with artist, plant stylist Hilton Carter

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Published: 
October 2, 2019
Plant stylist Hilton Carter will talk about transforming living spaces into green landscapes in “Wild at Cornell,” the Cornell Botanic Gardens’ Hamilton Lecture, Oct. 9 in Statler Auditorium. A plant give-away for students is Oct. 3.

Two dozen Engaged Faculty Fellows announced

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Published: 
October 2, 2019
Twenty-four faculty members, representing six colleges and the Cornell University Library, make up the 2019-20 cohort of the Engaged Faculty Fellowship Program.

Study illuminates link between anglerfish, bacteria

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Published: 
October 1, 2019
Researchers, including Tory Hendry, assistant professor of microbiology, have uncovered new insights into a symbiosis between bioluminescent bacteria and deep-sea anglerfish. 

Head of Ag and Markets hailed as Friend of Extension

Published: 
September 26, 2019
Richard Ball, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets commissioner, was presented the Friend of Extension Award by Cornell Cooperative Extension at a ceremony Sept. 26 at Cornell’s Statler Hotel.

Agronomist Thomas W. Scott dies at 89

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Published: 
September 17, 2019
Thomas W. Scott, an emeritus professor of agronomy who specialized in soil fertility, died Aug. 22 in Ithaca. He was 89.

CCE podcast helps navigate industrial hemp issues

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Published: 
September 16, 2019
Larry Smart, professor in the Horticulture Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science, recently joined Cornell Cooperative Extension’s “Extension Out Loud” podcast series to discuss industrial hemp production in New York state.

‘Corpse flower’ poised to make another big stink

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Published: 
September 11, 2019
Carolus, one of Cornell’s two giant Titan arum plants, also known as “corpse flowers,” is getting ready to once again unleash its fetid odor in the Liberty Hyde Bailey Conservatory on Tower Road.

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