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Threats seen to 3 billion birds in vast Canadian forest

Published: 
May 6, 2014
A new report calls for saving half of the 1.5 billion acres of North America's boreal forest – one of the world's last great forests – to protect the habitat for more than 300 migratory bird species.

Lehman Fund makes seven awards for China study

Published: 
May 6, 2014
The Jeffrey S. Lehman Fund for Scholarly Exchange with China has made grants to Cornell faculty members and graduate students to support collaborative research projects.

UV-B light zaps cucumber disease

Published: 
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.

New website links land owners and seekers

Published: 
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.

Student magazine reports on undergrad research

Published: 
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.

A cup of coffee a day may keep retinal damage away

Published: 
Apr 27, 2014
Aside from that energy jolt, food scientists say you may reap another health benefit from a daily cup of joe: prevention of deteriorating sight and possible blindness from retinal degeneration.

Eel expert Bowser wins distinguished EPA award

Published: 
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.

Libe Slope features living art display

Published: 
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.

Invasive vines swallow up New York's natural areas

Published: 
Apr 23, 2014
As invasive Pale and black swallow-wort vines spread across the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada, Cornell researchers lead efforts to understand these pernicious plants.

Errant methane plumes detected over Marcellus wells

Published: 
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.

Kenya's drought insurance helps Islamic herders

Published: 
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.

Cornell initiates semester abroad in Havana

Published: 
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.

Land-mending advocate to give Iscol lecture April 22

Published: 
Apr 16, 2014
Luc Gnacadja, former executive director of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, will deliver Cornell's 2014 Iscol lecture Tuesday, April 22, at 5 p.m. in Schwartz Auditorium, Rockefeller Hall.

Chocolate milk ban riles schoolchildren

Published: 
Apr 16, 2014
The Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs surveyed students in 11 Oregon schools following the banning of chocolate milk.

Atkinson Center launches postdoc fellowships

Published: 
Apr 15, 2014
To help solve the world's significant environmental problems, Cornell's David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future announces new Atkinson Postdoctoral Fellowships.

Students reap rewards in annual business contests

Published: 
Apr 15, 2014
Winners of the Big Idea Competition, the Student Business of the Year award and the Cornell Venture Challenge were announced during the Entrepreneurship@Cornell Celebration, April 10-11.

At parched delta, prologue of ecological tale begins

Published: 
Apr 14, 2014
Where once the Colorado River flowed with 5 trillion gallons of water into its verdant delta at the Gulf of California, that gush has trickled to zero. Cornell and Paleontological Research Institution researchers gathered baseline samples to understand the delta's ecological profile.

New method paves way for better dietary zinc test

Published: 
Apr 9, 2014
Unlocking ways to monitor a key nutrient, new Cornell research unveils a potentially sensitive method to test for zinc deficiency, a vital measurement that has posed problems for doctors and scientists.

Tiger beetle's chase highlights mechanical law

Published: 
Apr 8, 2014
The tiger beetle, known for its speed and agility, does a stunningly optimal reorientation dance as it chases its prey at blinding speeds, Cornell mechanical engineers have observed.

Dyson again ranked No. 3 by Bloomberg Businessweek

Published: 
Apr 8, 2014
For the third year in a row, the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management has been ranked No. 3 in the nation in Bloomberg Businessweek's 2014 Ranking of Best Undergraduate Business Schools.

Course connects students with Hopi community

Published: 
Mar 31, 2014
A course developed by Angela Gonzales, associate professor of development sociology, connects her 15 students with nonprofit organizations on the Hopi Reservation in northeastern Arizona, to work collaboratively on projects that address community needs.

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