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Cornell moves up a notch in 2015 U.S. News rankings

Sep 10, 2014
Cornell has moved up one spot in the annual college rankings from U.S. News and World Report, which places the university at No. 15, up from 16 last year, out of 280 schools that offer a wide range of undergraduate majors along with master's and doctoral degrees. Read more

Job-worthy degree combines admin and tech

Sep 8, 2014
The Council of Graduate Schools has approved a Professional Science Master's designation for two programs at Cornell that combine technical and business instruction, in Food Science and Applied Statistics. Read more

Symposium sows seeds of sustainable communities

Sep 2, 2014
The third annual Student Organic Seed Symposium, held at Cornell Aug. 17-21, drew several dozen students and professors, nonprofit representatives and seed company officials to the Finger Lakes region for a week of tours, lectures and networking. Read more

Study: Southwest may face 'megadrought' within century

Aug 24, 2014
Due to global warming, the chances the Southwest suffers a decadelong drought is at least 50 percent, and the chances of a "megadrought" – one that lasts up to 35 years – ranges from 20 to 50 percent over the next century. Read more

Genetics used to improve plants for bioenergy

Aug 21, 2014
A genetics investigation into the symbiosis between soil fungi and plants for bioenergy production could lead to more efficient uptake of nutrients, which would help limit the need for fertilizers. Read more

For a healthier you, let your smartphone call it in

Aug 20, 2014
The National Science Foundation has awarded a five-year, $3 million grant to a multidisciplinary group of Cornell researchers who are developing a device to help you track your health right in the palm of your hand. Read more

Pica in pregnant teens linked to low iron

Aug 17, 2014
In a study of pregnant teenagers, almost half engaged in pica, the craving and intentional consumption of ice, cornstarch, vacuum dust, baby powder and soap and other nonfood items. Read more

Cornell Dairy makes yogurt for state fair's 'Yo2Go'

Aug 17, 2014
Amid such standard state fair fare as corn dogs, doughnut burgers and elephant ears, Cornell Dairy is supplying a healthy treat for the Great New York State Fair: vanilla-flavored regular yogurt and Greek yogurt. Read more

'Hawkaholics' watch nest life 24/7

Jul 30, 2014
Many bird lovers watch the live feeds from webcams on campus that film the nest life of ospreys and red-tailed hawks, and many become active volunteers and members of the growing community of cam viewers. Read more