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Meet Lynn Wooten, New Dean of the Dyson School

August 17, 2017
Lynn Wooten joined Cornell July 1 as the David J. Nolan Dean and a professor of management and organizations in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management.

Big Stink: Titan Arum Blooms Outside for First Time

August 17, 2017
One of Cornell's Titan arums (Amorphophallus titanum)—a rare plant also known as a "corpse flower" for the deathly odor it produces at flowering—bloomed outdoors in August.

Genomic Insights Reveal the Surprising Journey of the Apple

August 15, 2017
Centuries ago, ancient networks of the Silk Road facilitated political and economic openness between nations of Eurasia. This network also opened pathways for genetic exchange that shaped one of the world’s most popular fruits: the apple.

Drone Tech Offers New Ways to Manage Climate Change

August 8, 2017
Cornell researchers are using drone technology to more accurately measure surface reflectivity on the landscape, a technological advance that could offer a new way to manage climate change.

Institute Focuses on Global Nutrition Policy Impact

globe with hands around
August 4, 2017
The Division of Nutrition is hosting the 4th annual WHO/Cochrane/Cornell University Summer Institute for Systematic Reviews in Nutrition for Global Policy Making July 24 to Aug. 4.

Christine Smart to Lead Cornell Plant Science

Christine Smart
August 4, 2017
Christine Smart, a professor of plant pathology who specializes in development of management strategies for vegetable diseases, has been appointed director of the School of Integrative Plant Science.

Cornell Experts Lead January 2018 Trip to Myanmar

Bagan temples
August 2, 2017
‘Enchanted Myanmar’ is a trip open to alumni and friends of Cornell that will celebrate 50 years of field-based learning of Cornell’s first and longest-running experiential learning course.

Huge Stinky Corpse Plant to Bloom – Outdoors

Titan arum
July 26, 2017
Carolus, one of Cornell's Titan arums, has broken dormancy and is preparing to bloom this summer in Minns Garden. It's believed to be the first time a Titan arum has bloomed outside in a temperate region.

Say Cheese: Cornell CALS Lifts New York Cheese Market

cheese cave
July 26, 2017
Cheesemakers large and small from across the Northeast have turned to CALS' Food Processing and Development Laboratory for small-batch production and dairy expertise as they develop new recipes.

ComSciCon-Cornell Aims to Reach All Communities

science communications
July 19, 2017
For the third year, Cornell is holding ComSciCon-Cornell, a science communication workshop organized by graduate students, for graduate students and postdocs July 14 and 22.

Climate Scientists Create Caribbean Drought Atlas

DR drought
July 18, 2017
Cornell atmospheric scientists have developed the first-of-its-kind, high-resolution Caribbean drought atlas, while they say the region's 2013-16 drought may hint at climate change.

Trust in Financial Markets Was Biggest Victim of Madoff Case

Bernie Madoff
July 17, 2017
Financier Bernie Madoff bilked more than 10,000 investors out of billions of dollars in the 2000s. But professor Scott Yonker says the effect of the largest financial fraud in history rippled far beyond Madoff's direct victims.

DNA Tracking Tool Tips the Scales for Finding Fish

Kristy Deiner samples the water
July 14, 2017
Rather than conduct an aquatic roll call with nets to know which fish reside in a water body, scientists are using DNA fragments suspended in water to catalog invasive or native species.

Tiny Wasps Add a Sting to Lily Beetle Battle

Lily leaf beetle adult
July 10, 2017
Many gardeners across New York state have given up on growing lilies, thanks to the lily leaf beetle, which has devastated the plants in many areas statewide.