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Human Illness Can Demonstrably Harm the Environment

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Published: 
April 3, 2017
For decades, scientists have known that unhealthy surroundings induce human illness. Now, research suggests that communities of very sick people may damage the environment, according to a new study in PNAS, April 3.

On Social Media, Female Entrepreneurs Act Demurely to Thrive

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Published: 
April 3, 2017
Self-employed women working in digital creative industries, such as blogging or marketing, feel compelled to conduct business online in a traditionally feminine way, said Brooke Duffy, assistant professor of communication.

Researchers Discover High-Def Electron Pathways in Soil

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Published: 
March 31, 2017
Cornell scientists have discovered a new high-definition system that allows electrons to travel through soil farther and more efficiently than previously thought, according to Nature Communication, March 31.

Cornell Leaders Discuss Earth Source Heat at Ithaca Forum

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Published: 
March 30, 2017
Members of Cornell's Senior Leaders Climate Action Group presented highlights of their report, 'Options for Achieving a Carbon Neutral Campus by 2035,' at a public meeting March 28 in downtown Ithaca.

Faculty Projects Get Global-at-Home Curriculum Grants

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Published: 
March 30, 2017
Ten faculty-led projects are receiving approximately $170,000 in Internationalizing the Cornell Curriculum grants this year, the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs has announced.

Set Strawberry Alarm Clock for Post-Apple Bloom

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Published: 
March 30, 2017
Growers who time their strawberries to bloom just after apples do, can reap a better harvest, according to new research from the lab of Bryan Danforth, professor of entomology.

"Meat and Greet" Fair Brings Farmers to Local Tables

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Published: 
March 29, 2017
The inaugural Meat and Greet Farmer and Chef Fair held March 11 at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York, sought to connect consumers with farmers. The event was co-sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension.

CICER Brings China Experts Across Campus Together

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Published: 
March 23, 2017
The Cornell Institute for China Economic Research, founded in 2015, helps coordinate the efforts of scholars across campus and supports research to understand economic growth in China.

Cornell to Host Carbon Neutrality Forum March 28

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Published: 
March 20, 2017
Cornell's Senior Leaders Climate Action Group will host a public forum March 28 to discuss Options for Achieving a Carbon Neutral Campus by 2035 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Hotel Ithaca.

Stay Connected During CALS Branding Project

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Published: 
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.

Can Africa Feed the World?

Published: 
March 17, 2017
Demographic trends, lack of infrastructure, and the legacy of colonialism are major hurdles Africa has to overcome if it is ever to become the agricultural superpower it aims to be.

Barn Swallow Behavior Shift May Be Evolutionary

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Published: 
March 16, 2017
A new population of barn swallows near Buenos Aires, established only about 30 years ago, has adapted both its migration cycle and its breeding cycle in a dramatically short time.

Ann Bybee-Finley Named Future Leader in Science

Ann Bybee-Finley
Published: 
March 16, 2017
Ann Bybee-Finley, a second-year doctoral student at Cornell studying cropping systems resilience with a focus on Northeastern dairy producers, has been named a 2017 Future Leader in Science.

Cornell Buttons Up, Battens Down During Winter Storm

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Published: 
March 16, 2017
A nor’easter, combined with a winter storm from the Great Lakes, bore down on the Northeast Tuesday and Wednesday. For the first time in three years, Cornell closed the Ithaca campus due to a snow storm.

Mann Award Winner Studies Degenerative Disease

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Published: 
March 15, 2017
Peter Sullivan, a fifth-year doctoral student, is the winner of this year's Harry and Samuel Mann Outstanding Graduate Student Award for his research on ALS and FTLD.

Cornell Experts to Convene Soil Summit March 28-29

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Published: 
March 15, 2017
The Soil Summit will provide the opportunity for produce growers, educators, and researchers to discuss and identify barriers to using and producing compost while helping support growers in minimizing food safety risks on the farm.

Gregory Poe, Expert in Environmental Economics, Dies at 56

Greg Poe
Published: 
March 15, 2017
Gregory Poe, professor of applied economics and management, died unexpectedly March 11 at his home in Ithaca. His work focused on applied welfare economics, nonmarket valuation, experimental economics, and water pollution policy.

Cornell Professor Recognized for Grape, Wine Research

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Published: 
March 14, 2017
Justine Vanden Heuvel, associate professor of enology and viticulture in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, earned this year’s research award from the New York Wine and Grape Foundation.

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