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'Eelevator' Project Gives American Eels a Lift

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Published: 
June 30, 2017
An 'eelevator' designed and built by a team including Cornell researchers is helping American eels survive their journey from the Atlantic Ocean to the Hudson River and the rivers of the East Coast.

Greg Poe Honored Posthumously for His Work in Economics

Gregory Poe
Published: 
June 30, 2017
Gregory Poe, professor of applied economics and management, who died March 11 at age 56, was honored posthumously June 12 by the Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association for his contributions to the field.

Landscape Architect Marvin Adleman Dies at Age 84

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Published: 
June 29, 2017
Marvin I. Adleman, professor emeritus of landscape architecture who designed among other projects the Ithaca Commons, died June 21 at age 84 in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, of Parkinson’s disease.

Roundtable Chews on Opportunities, Trends in the Food Business

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Published: 
June 23, 2017
A recent food industry conference hosted by the Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship covered topics including the effect of technology on restaurants, trends in food retailing and the movement to end tipping.

Geomorphologist Arthur Bloom Dies at 88

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Published: 
June 23, 2017
Professor Emeritus Arthur Bloom, who taught at Cornell for 36 years and wrote what is considered the final comprehensive textbook on geomorphology, died May 31 in Ithaca at the age of 88.

The Social Media Economy Benefits Few, New Book Suggests

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Published: 
June 20, 2017
A class of enterprising women aspire to make it in the social media economy but often find only unpaid work, says Brooke Erin Duffy, assistant professor of communication, in her book, (Not) Getting Paid to Do What You Love.

Republicans Doubt 'Global Warming' More Than 'Climate Change'

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Published: 
June 20, 2017
The U.S. public doubts the existence of global warming more than it doubts climate change – and Republicans are driving the effect, according to new research. But there's more agreement on climate science than meets the eye.

Index Highlights Innovation Advances in Europe, Africa

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Published: 
June 15, 2017
Switzerland, Sweden, the Netherlands, the United States and the United Kingdom are the world's most innovative countries, according to the Global Innovation Index 2017, co-edited by Soumitra Dutta, dean of Cornell SC Johnson.

Graduate Student Honored for Grape Disease Research

Megan Hall
Published: 
June 13, 2017
Graduate student Megan Hall's research of sour rot grape disease earned her the 2017 Presidents' Award for Scholarship in Viticulture from the American Society of Enology and Viticulture.

New Process May Lead to Vaccine for Schistosomiasis

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Published: 
June 9, 2017
Cornell and Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research scientists have developed a way to produce a protein antigen that may be used as a vaccine for the tropical disease schistosomiasis.

Davis-Manigaulte Honored for NYC Extension Outreach

Jacqueline Davis-Manigaulte
Published: 
June 7, 2017
Jacqueline Davis-Manigaulte '72 won the 2017 National Urban Extension Leadership Award for excellence in urban extension programming and leadership for her Cornell University Cooperative Extension-New York City work.

Cornell's Jack'd Jerky Selected As Food Contest Finalist

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Published: 
June 7, 2017
Cornell's Jack'd Jerky – a nutritious, vegan on-the-go snack – is a finalist for the Institute of Food Technologists' Student Association Mars Product Development Competition June 25-28 in Las Vegas.

Modern European Genes May Favor Vegetarianism

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Published: 
June 7, 2017
A Cornell study describes how shifts in diets in Europeans after the introduction of farming 10,000 years ago led to genetic adaptations that favored the dietary trends of the time.

Symposium Showcases NYSAES Science June 23

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Published: 
June 7, 2017
Student research symposium aims to launch student-driven interdisciplinary collaboration. The entire Cornell community as well as local and regional growers and other NYSAES stakeholders are encouraged to attend.

Poverty Fighters Find New Ways to Educate and Collaborate

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Published: 
June 6, 2017
The Program Work Team on Poverty and Economic Hardship met to brainstorm ways to eradicate poverty in upstate New York. In the United States, 40 percent of people will be poor at some point during their adult life, they said.

New Consortium to Reduce Greenhouse Energy Use

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Published: 
June 5, 2017
The Greenhouse Lighting and Systems Engineering (GLASE) consortium is advancing LED light engineering, plant photobiology, carbon dioxide enrichment and systems control to create intelligent systems that can dramatically reduce the energy cost and carbon footprint of horticultural lighting.

Kaiser Named Fellow of Agriculture and Economics Group

Harry Kaiser
Published: 
May 30, 2017
Harry Kaiser, associate dean for academic affairs of the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, has been named a 2017 Agricultural and Applied Economics Association fellow.

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