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Kaiser Named Fellow of Agriculture and Economics Group

Harry Kaiser
May 30, 2017
Harry Kaiser, associate dean for academic affairs of the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, has been named a 2017 Agricultural and Applied Economics Association fellow.

Board of Trustees Welcomes Nine New Members

McGraw Tower
May 27, 2017
At its May 27 meeting, the Cornell University Board of Trustees elected six new trustees to four-year terms. They will join two alumni-elected trustees and one undergrad-elected trustee beginning July 1.

2017 Merrill Scholars Honor Their Teachers and Mentors

Merrill scholar lunch
May 25, 2017
Thirty-three outstanding seniors were recognized May 24 at the 29th annual Merrill Presidential Scholars Convocation luncheon. They, in turn, recognize a high school teacher and Cornell faculty member who have influenced them.

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.