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PeriodiCALS

The Magazine of Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Vol. 7 • Issue 2 • 2017


From Vision to Vintage

How our bold discoveries are transforming the grape and wine industries in New York and beyond

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Dean's message

Dean Boor and President Pollack outdoors
Published: 
December 4, 2017
Kathryn J. Boor '80, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, explores the commitment of our researchers and educators as they address the changing needs of our world.

A winemaking region comes to life

Published: 
December 3, 2017
More than fifty years ago, Konstantin Frank challenged the notions of New York's wine industry, helping an entire region grow into a winemaking powerhouse.

A lasting legacy in the Adirondacks

Men hauling fishing lines from a boat
Published: 
December 2, 2017
From acid rain to climate change, our research has preserved fish habitats in the nation’s largest state park.

Outstanding alumni and faculty

Published: 
December 1, 2017
The CALS Alumni Association honor alumni and faculty who have achieved success in their professional fields, demonstrated commitment to the college, and contributed to the betterment of society.

Summer internships take an international view 

Published: 
November 30, 2017
Twenty-two undergraduates in the CALS Global Fellows Program ventured abroad across four continents to participate in internships aimed at developing them into globally-minded leaders.

Changing course, changing lives

Published: 
November 29, 2017
Our educators and researchers recount the evolution of their journeys in tackling the critical issues of of our time.

The sweet gift of knowledge

Published: 
November 28, 2017
A program started by Chris Wien, M.S. ’67, Ph.D. ‘71, professor emeritus of horticulture, ensures that international student research has an impact back home.

Facts in five: What's in your wine?

Published: 
November 27, 2017
From the origins of aroma to taste to color, our researchers are exploring the chemistry behind wine - and coming up with some intriguing findings.

A growing industry 

Published: 
November 25, 2017
Industrial hemp is growing again across New York as the state invests in the once-banished plant as an economic opportunity for farmers and producers.  

Ancient grains get new life

Published: 
November 21, 2017
Cornell CALS research explores which ancient and heritage wheat varieties are most adapted to organic systems and the climate of the Northeast.

A life of service

Published: 
November 20, 2017
A life-long commitment to service by Russ Skelton Jr. '54 continues with a generous gift to Cornell CALS.

In memoriam

Published: 
November 17, 2017
The CALS community remembers with gratitude faculty members who recently passed away.