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Einaudi Center announces spring grants

May 12, 2014
The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies has awarded 11 seed grants and 11 small grants to faculty from five Cornell colleges in its spring 2014 grant competitions. Read more

UV-B light zaps cucumber disease

May 5, 2014
A new study by scientists at Cornell and in Norway finds that UV-B light suppresses cucumber powdery mildew; less use of fungicides may result from the finding. Read more

New website links land owners and seekers

May 4, 2014
The new website Finger Lakes LandLink seeks to link small-scale farmers with landowners to put more land in the region into agricultural production and support the local food economy. Read more

Student magazine reports on undergrad research

May 1, 2014
At the 13th annual release party April 30 for The Research Paper, a student-run magazine that highlights the research achievements of Cornell undergraduates, several students discussed their research with the Cornell community. Read more

Eel expert Bowser wins distinguished EPA award

Apr 27, 2014
For freshwater environmental education projects and for helping save the American eel throughout the New York City region, Chris Bowser, an extension support specialist for Cornell's New York State Water Resources Institute, has won a U.S. EPA Environmental Quality Award. Read more

Libe Slope features living art display

Apr 24, 2014
Recent transfer student and horticulture enthusiast Justin Kondrat '14 has led a project with the help of nearly 100 Cornellians to plant some 50,000 blooming flowers that spell out the word "rooted" in 10-foot letters on Libe Slope; the display will glow nightly until May 1. Read more

Errant methane plumes detected over Marcellus wells

Apr 20, 2014
Using an airplane to detect greenhouse emissions emanating from freshly drilled shale gas wells in Pennsylvania's Marcellus basin, Cornell and Purdue scientists have found that leaked methane is more of a problem than previously thought. Read more

Kenya's drought insurance helps Islamic herders

Apr 20, 2014
Cornell is the major research partner in a consortium that is creating culturally acceptable insurance products to reduce the impact of extreme weather on some of the developing world's most vulnerable populations. Read more

Cornell initiates semester abroad in Havana

Apr 17, 2014
For the first time, Cornell students can spend a semester abroad in Cuba, conducting research in the life sciences and taking courses at the University of Havana beginning this August. Read more