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Three-species hybrid warbler discovered

A new hybrid banded warbler
Published: 
November 9, 2018
Scientists have shown that a bird found in Pennsylvania is the offspring of a hybrid warbler mother and a warbler father from an entirely different genus.

Cornell Farm Ops sets up NYS veterans for success

Nathan Bush
Published: 
November 8, 2018
Cornell’s Farm Ops program has changed the lives of thousands of veterans across New York by providing education, experts and resources to achieve success in agriculture.

New pedestrian signs connect campus

Published: 
November 8, 2018
Cornell Botanic Gardens recently completed a project designed to make Cornell’s large and complex campus easier to navigate.

Podcast explores love of place

Published: 
November 7, 2018
“Topophilia,” a new episode of the “What Makes Us Human” podcast series, examines what motivates people to care for Earth’s creatures and its places.

CALS recognizes talent, impact of faculty and staff

Published: 
November 6, 2018
The awards recognize important and far-reaching achievements of faculty and staff, who are nominated for continuously surpassing expectations and making significant, unique contributions to the college.

Researchers explore gut biology similarities across species and colleges

Published: 
November 5, 2018
Praveen Sethupathy, associate professor of biomedical sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine, and Nicolas Buchon, assistant professor of entomology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, discuss their collaboration in the study of gut biology, gut microbes and intestinal stem cells.

McLeod honored with Weiss teaching award

Poppy McLeod
Published: 
November 2, 2018
Poppy McLeod, professor and chair of the Department of Communication, was recognized for her excellence in teaching undergraduate students and her contributions to undergraduate education.

Plant breeder taps latest technology to feed the world

Published: 
October 31, 2018
Mike Gore, Ph.D. '09, professor of plant breeding and genetics, is working on a more efficient way to develop crops that produce higher yields and better nutrition profiles as the world's population grows.

Meet Our New Faculty 2018

Published: 
October 31, 2018
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences proudly welcomes our newest faculty members.

Tsiorasa Barreiro receives NYS Hometown Alumni Award

Tsiorasa Barreiro
Published: 
October 29, 2018
Tsiorasa Barreiro ’00, an Akwesasne native and executive director of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe in Akwesasne, Franklin County, was presented with the Cornell New York State Hometown Alumni Award Oct. 27.

New online tool shows climate change in your backyard

Backyard
Published: 
October 24, 2018
Climate change hits home. A warming world affects the Northeast region, and to demonstrate, the Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions has developed a new online tool: Climate Change in Your County.

Harnessing machine learning and big data to fight hunger

Chris Barrett
Published: 
October 22, 2018
A group of Cornell researchers has received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development to use machine learning to rapidly analyze agricultural and food market conditions, aiming to better predict poverty and undernutrition in some of the world’s poorest regions.

Mobile communication lab lets any person participate in any study

Niel Lewis Jr. outside of the mobile communications lab.
Published: 
October 18, 2018
Cornell’s mobile communication lab, one of a handful in the country, is changing the face social sciences research. It enables scholars to study the socio-economic, racial and geographic groups hardest hit by society’s problems.

Grass genes tapped to breed better crops

A diverse array of Andropogoneae tribe grasses
Published: 
October 18, 2018
Cornell researchers will tap into genetic information found in more than 700 species of related grasses to improve maize and sorghum, thanks to a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Cornellians use their education to serve fellow Africans

Published: 
October 18, 2018
Cornellians Stephen Mugo, Ph.D. ’99, and former postdoctoral student Sylvester Oikeh came full circle recently when they returned to the university Oct. 7 to share the story of how they’ve used their education for humanitarian purposes in Africa.

Cornell faculty receive $1.4 million to study organic farming

Published: 
October 17, 2018
Three projects aimed at bolstering the success of organic farmers and those pursuing a transition to organic production are receiving funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture.

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