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Dream big, start small, Wakami founder says

Oct 7, 2014
María Pacheco, M.P.S. '90, a Fulbright scholar, consultant to the United Nations Foundation, founded Wakami, a company changing the way craftspeople enter the international market. Read more

Go take a hike! Cascadilla Gorge Trail reopens

Sep 16, 2014
Closed for six years of storm-related repairs, the Cascadilla Gorge Trail – from College Avenue to Treman Triangle Park in downtown Ithaca – reopened Monday, Sept. 15, with the ceremonial exhortation: "Go take a hike!" Read more

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