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Bees Face Heavy Pesticide Peril from Drawn-Out Sources

Bee hive
Published: 
April 19, 2017
Honeybees encounter high danger due to lingering and wandering pesticides, according to an analysis of the bee's own food, according to Cornell research in Nature Scientific Reports, April 19.

On the Map: CALS in the City

Matt Frye
Published: 
April 19, 2017
Portraits of researchers and educators on their turf, from the rat burrows of city parks to the furrows of a rooftop farm in Brooklyn.

The Science of Shade

Tree illustration
Published: 
April 18, 2017
From engineering soil for street trees to diversifying the urban forest, insights from Nina Bassuk on making horticulture thrive in cities.

Healthy Harvest

Sara Perl Egendorf
Published: 
April 17, 2017
Research and recommendations from the Healthy Soils, Healthy Communities project protects urban gardeners from residual soil contaminants.

Staying in Sync

Geri Gay and Elizabeth Murmane
Published: 
April 14, 2017
From preventing chronic sleep disruption to supporting people with bipolar disorder, researchers are leveraging smartphone technology for health and well-being.

Joe Biden to Deliver Senior Convocation Address May 27

Biden
Published: 
April 14, 2017
Vice President Joe Biden, who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in January, will give the keynote address at this year's Senior Convocation, during Cornell's 149th Commencement Weekend.

Grants Enable Graduate Student Travel to 47 Nations

globe
Published: 
April 12, 2017
Ninety-eight Cornell graduate and professional students will travel to 47 countries over the next year with support from the Einaudi Center's International Travel Grant Program.

Q&A on Environmental Justice with Rosa Méndez ’05

Rosa Méndez
Published: 
April 10, 2017
The new director of the Office of Environmental Justice with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation shares her perspective on the job ahead and why environmental justice should matter to everyone.

Cornell Hosts Urban and Rural Students for Food Security Program

Students in soil lab
Published: 
April 6, 2017
More than 50 high school students from across the state visited Cornell March 31-April 1 for the New York Youth Institute, the state-level World Food Prize youth program engaging students with issues related to agriculture and food security.

Survey Details Impact of 2016 Drought on New York Farming

waterdrops
Published: 
April 6, 2017
A survey of more than 200 New York farmers late last summer found that more than 70 percent of unirrigated, rain-fed field crops and pasture acreage had losses between 30 and 90 percent, said a new Cornell report.

Our Roots Grow Deep: Alumni in Extension

Concord Cluster
Published: 
April 4, 2017
Alumni Lindsay Jordan, M.S. ’14, and Justin Scheiner, Ph.D. ’10 are applying their grape expertise to help growers from Texas to California. 

Human Illness Can Demonstrably Harm the Environment

globe and stethoscope
Published: 
April 3, 2017
For decades, scientists have known that unhealthy surroundings induce human illness. Now, research suggests that communities of very sick people may damage the environment, according to a new study in PNAS, April 3.

On Social Media, Female Entrepreneurs Act Demurely to Thrive

Woman at laptop
Published: 
April 3, 2017
Self-employed women working in digital creative industries, such as blogging or marketing, feel compelled to conduct business online in a traditionally feminine way, said Brooke Duffy, assistant professor of communication.

Researchers Discover High-Def Electron Pathways in Soil

root hairs
Published: 
March 31, 2017
Cornell scientists have discovered a new high-definition system that allows electrons to travel through soil farther and more efficiently than previously thought, according to Nature Communication, March 31.

Cornell Leaders Discuss Earth Source Heat at Ithaca Forum

Collins and Cowen
Published: 
March 30, 2017
Members of Cornell's Senior Leaders Climate Action Group presented highlights of their report, 'Options for Achieving a Carbon Neutral Campus by 2035,' at a public meeting March 28 in downtown Ithaca.

Faculty Projects Get Global-at-Home Curriculum Grants

globe
Published: 
March 30, 2017
Ten faculty-led projects are receiving approximately $170,000 in Internationalizing the Cornell Curriculum grants this year, the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs has announced.

Set Strawberry Alarm Clock for Post-Apple Bloom

Ground bees on apple
Published: 
March 30, 2017
Growers who time their strawberries to bloom just after apples do, can reap a better harvest, according to new research from the lab of Bryan Danforth, professor of entomology.

"Meat and Greet" Fair Brings Farmers to Local Tables

duck on cutting board
Published: 
March 29, 2017
The inaugural Meat and Greet Farmer and Chef Fair held March 11 at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York, sought to connect consumers with farmers. The event was co-sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension.

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