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periodiCALS

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

Vol. 9 • Issue 1 • 2019

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Dean's message

Published: 
February 26, 2019
Kathryn J. Boor '80, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, introduces the life-changing research we're doing to help farmers, communities and businesses embrace new technologies through innovation and the application of pioneering solutions to today's ongoing challenges.

Q&A with Neil Lewis Jr. 

Neil Lewis Jr.
Published: 
February 25, 2019
His research aims to understand processes underlying social disparities in order to develop policies to address them.

Upstream, downstream

A farm
Published: 
February 25, 2019
Millions of times each day, New Yorkers turn on the faucet, relying on water supplied from about 125 miles away in the Catskill Mountains. Cornell CALS expertise keeps the award-winning water pristine.

Around the quad

Kevin Hallock
Published: 
February 25, 2019
Learn about an expanded major, a broadened diversity program and new campus leadership in this round-up of news from the year.

A recipe for success

Bisharo Ali
Published: 
February 24, 2019
Now in its 30th year, our Cornell Food Venture Center helps bring about 2,000 products to market each year, aiding startups and established companies alike.

New roots are foundation for big changes

Apple rootstocks illustration
Published: 
February 24, 2019
Apple-growing operations over the past half-century have undergone a stark transformation. But the story of the modern apple orchard begins in many ways below ground.

Adaptation

Costus Curvibracteatus
Published: 
February 24, 2019
Understanding how plants evolved in the past is opening insights into how they might adapt in the future—especially under the existential threat of global climate change.

Urban expansion

Published: 
February 23, 2019
From the rooftops of New York City to inner-city Buffalo, urban farms are sprouting across the Empire State with help from Cornell.

Active learning energizes classrooms

Published: 
February 23, 2019
Active learning teaching techniques are increasingly being used in classrooms across CALS as faculty revamp courses to emphasize creative and innovative thinking.

The great disruption

Published: 
February 23, 2019
Rapid and radical changes are happening across agriculture as digital technology expands a farmer’s capacity to produce high-quality, nutritious food. 

Determined beauty

Published: 
February 22, 2019
Daily life can sometimes feel mundane. For these alumni, beauty inspires what they do and how they live.

A new social order

Published: 
February 21, 2019
Social boundaries are collapsing online, complicating how people engage with news, politics and each other.

Then and Now

Published: 
February 21, 2019
We invited current and former students to discuss their CALS educations, the state of agriculture and how digital technologies are changing all of our lives.