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Seven projects awarded 2018 digitization grants

A piece from a collection of postcards of German female impersonators.
September 11, 2018
Old treasures from Cornell’s archives are starting new digital lives through the Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences, which is funding seven projects this year.

Device to corral viable sperm may speed IVF process

September 10, 2018
For couples hoping for a baby via in vitro fertilization, chances have improved. A process that once took hours now takes minutes: Cornell scientists developed a device that quickly corrals strong, viable sperm.

New York ag program sends teachers to national conference

September 10, 2018
For the first time, New York Agriculture in the Classroom dedicated scholarship funding to provide New York teachers the opportunity to attend the professional development conference with a focus on teaching through a lens of food and agriculture.

Cornell, Medstrada announce partnership

September 4, 2018
Cornell CALS and venture capital firm Medstrada announced Sept. 4 that they have partnered to support startup companies in New York focused on innovation in food and nutrition technology.

Groundwater loss prompts more California land sinking

August 29, 2018
Despite higher-than-normal amounts of rain in early 2017, the large agricultural and metropolitan communities that rely on groundwater in central California experienced only a short respite from an ongoing drought.

AI speeds effort to protect endangered elephants

Forest elephants in the Central African Republic.
August 27, 2018
Artificial intelligence is helping Cornell's Elephant Listening Project learn critical information about forest elephants faster, to better protect the endangered animals from poachers and other threats.

Meet our new brewing expert

August 22, 2018
On Aug. 20, Kaylyn Kirkpatrick joined the Department of Food Science as the brewing extension associate. The new position will help brewers across New York get the most out of their products.

Microscopic beads help harvest heparin

A microscopic bead
August 20, 2018
Cornell scientists have created microscopic beads that efficiently recover heparin, an ingredient used as a pharmaceutical blood thinner, from agricultural animals.

Intergroup Dialogue Project broadens students’ worlds

Intergroup Dialogue Project
August 16, 2018
Intergroup Dialogue Project has become one of the main programs on campus to offer peer-facilitated courses and workshops on communication and collaboration across social, cultural and power differences.

Former Cornell Provost Robert Plane dies at 90

Robert Plane
August 15, 2018
Robert Plane, a professor emeritus of chemistry who served as the university’s provost during the tumultuous late 1960s and early 1970s, died Aug. 6 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was 90.

Small dogs aim high

Jacob, a large shelter dog from Cortland, prepares to mark a bush.
August 15, 2018
According to new research from Cornell, smaller dogs angle their legs higher when they urinate, possibly to exaggerate their body size. Or perhaps not.

NSF awards BTI $1M to study plant-bacteria symbiosis

The hornwort plant relies on nitrogen-fixing soil bacteria to give it life
August 9, 2018
The NSF has awarded a $1.1 million grant to the Cornell-affiliated Boyce Thompson Institute to unlock the scientific complexities between nitrogen-fixing soil bacteria and its alliance with plants.

GMO eggplant crop expands in Bangladesh

A non-Bt eggplant
August 8, 2018
Farmers are rapidly adopting Bt eggplant brinjal in Bangladesh, resulting in reduced pesticide use and higher incomes, according to a new paper.

Student earns national agriculture fellowship

August 7, 2018
Doctoral student Ananda Portela Fontoura earned a FFAR Fellow award for her work developing nutritional therapies that can improve the metabolic health and productivity of dairy cows.