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Ascribe Bioscience receives NSF small-business grant

soybean plants grown from seeds that were coated with Ascribe’s lead product
Published: 
March 28, 2019
Ascribe Bioscience has become the first company based on technology developed at the Boyce Thompson Institute to receive a National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research grant.

Meet our Faculty: Corrie Moreau

Corrie Moreau
Published: 
March 28, 2019
Corrie Moreau is a professor in the Department of Entomology, the Martha N. and John C. Moser Professor of Arthropod Biosystematics and Biodiversity and curator of the Cornell University Insect Collection (CUIC) in the Department of Entomology.

Student Profile: Samantha Willden

Samantha Willden sitting at a telescope.
Published: 
March 28, 2019
Samantha Willden is an entomology doctoral student studying the ecology and management of strawberry pests under the guidance of professor Greg Loeb.

Eight grants focus on innovation in China

Research
Published: 
March 27, 2019
The Cornell China Center has announced eight China Innovation Awards to interdisciplinary teams of Cornell faculty, aimed at jump-starting collaborative research and developing research teams.

Humphrey alums help Nigerians harness solar power

 Emmanuel Ajani, far left, and Tarig Ahmed, far right, both 2017-18 Humphrey Fellowship alumni from Cornell, are pictured with Jeffrey Stevens, of Alfred State College, and his wife Linda Stevens
Published: 
March 27, 2019
A team from Cornell has partnered with Alfred State College and the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure in Nigeria to help bring solar power to that African nation.

LeafByte app measures damage from chomping insects

A leaf with bites taken out of it.
Published: 
March 26, 2019
A free, open-source mobile app now lets everyone from plant researchers to gardeners and farmers know exactly how much damage insect pests cause when they chomp on leaves.

Yianni Diakomihalis ’21 repeats as NCAA champ

Yianni Diakomihalis
Published: 
March 24, 2019
CALS sophomore Yianni Diakomihalis claimed his second national title, classmate Max Dean came tantalizingly close to his first, and Cornell posted a top 10 team finish for the 12th consecutive year at the 2019 NCAA Wrestling Championships in Pittsburgh.

Meet our Faculty: Katherine Sender

Katherine Sender
Published: 
March 18, 2019
Professor Sender focuses her research and teaching on gender, sexuality, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer media.

Podcast explores role of identity in youth engagement

Microphone
Published: 
March 14, 2019
The latest edition of the Cornell Cooperative Extension’s “Extension Out Loud” podcast features human development associate professor Anthony Burrow discussing the importance of purpose for youth.

BanQu CEO illuminates blockchain path to social justice

Gadnis, left, discusses the societal benefits of blockchain with Lucy Yang '21, at the Symposium
Published: 
March 13, 2019
At the Cornell Business Impact Symposium, keynote speaker Ashish Gadnis described a pathway to positive social impact that could help people around the world rise from poverty, reduce gender inequality, vanquish black markets and bring light to shadow economies.

Diversity Preview Weekend gives glimpse of grad programs

Diversity Preview Weekend 2019 cohort
Published: 
March 11, 2019
This past weekend was the third annual Diversity Preview Weekend at Cornell, which invites underrepresented minority students to campus to learn about the university and gain skills and confidence to apply to graduate school. 

Weathering change: Cornell CALS helps New York farmers adapt

Flooded corn field
Published: 
March 11, 2019
Climatic changes are disrupting the entire farm cycle, from forcing delays in planting to reducing yields when the crops do grow. Cornell’s Climate Smart Farming program (CSF) supports farmers in New York state and the Northeast to put in place new practices that increase agricultural productivity and farming incomes sustainably and increase farmers' resiliency.  

Upstate beef farm honored for efforts to keep NYC water clean

Members of the Coombe family
Published: 
March 11, 2019
Thunder View Farms, a Catskill-region Angus beef operation founded and run by Cornell graduates, has been honored by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association for its efforts at keeping water that flows to New York City safe.

Digital Agriculture Hackathon tackles world’s most pressing agricultural problems

Students working on their computers.
Published: 
March 6, 2019
Over the course of two days, students from a wide range of disciplines – from computer science to engineering to animal health to public health – came together during Cornell University’s first Digital Agriculture Hackathon to find innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing agricultural problems.

New solar farm ‘extends art of the possible’

Solar farm
Published: 
March 6, 2019
University officials, government representatives and solar power executives ceremonially broke ground March 1 for the new Cascadilla Community Solar Farm at Cornell.

Robot biomimics animals leaping from water

An orca jumping at SeaWorld in Orlando
Published: 
March 6, 2019
By studying the mechanics needed for tiny one-millimeter copepods to jump out of water, scientists could build robots that use similar jumping techniques for practical purposes.

Biochar soaks up ammonia pollution, study shows

Biochar
Published: 
March 4, 2019
A Cornell-led study supported by the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future shows that biochar has great potential as a fertilizer because of its ability to soak up nitrogen, and its method for doing so.

Roadmap points way to better soil health in New York

Soil
Published: 
February 28, 2019
The Cornell-led New York Soil Health Initiative has just released its Soil Health Roadmap, which identifies ways farmers and land managers can adopt better soil health practices.

Tom Cade, who saved peregrine falcons, dies at 91

Tom Cade
Published: 
February 28, 2019
Tom Cade, Cornell emeritus professor of zoology, who as an environmental champion worked tirelessly and successfully to save peregrine falcons from extinction, died Feb. 6 in Boise, Idaho. He was 91.

Hackathon highlights digital ag solutions

Published: 
February 27, 2019
The hackathon is an opportunity to explore what technology can do to address challenges in food and agriculture, and take ideas from concept to reality.

Extreme variations found in flower scent evolution

A Greya moth lays its eggs inside a woodland star plant.
Published: 
February 27, 2019
Research co-led by Robert Raguso, professor of neurobiology and behavior, explains why plants of the same variety in different locations can have dramatically different scents. 

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