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The Long, Silk Road to Today's Apples

Published: 
August 25, 2017
The Boyce Thompson Institute's Fei Lab has released new research that tells the story of the apple's evolution on the historic Silk Road, and reveals new insights into apple genetics that could be a major boost to apple breeders.

Undergraduates Lead Summer Film Camp for Middle School Kids

Published: 
August 25, 2017
Fifteen students from the Dryden and Spencer-Van Etten middle schools made movies at Cornell this summer in a program that emphasized visual interpretation and expression, and technical and teamwork skills needed to develop a story from idea to film.

Inauguration Kicks Off with Research on Display at Festival of Scholarship

Published: 
August 24, 2017
More than 30 project teams involving undergraduate, graduate and professional students presented posters and answered questions from curious attendees during the Festival of Scholarship, part of the two-day celebration of the inauguration of Martha E. Pollack as Cornell University’s 14th president.

Martha’s Bits & Bytes Ice Cream Sweetens Inauguration

Published: 
August 24, 2017
Martha’s Bits & Bytes – a nod to Pollack’s artificial intelligence research – is a custard-based French vanilla featuring a banana swirl with soft brownie morsels and white chocolate flecks.

Cornell Projects to Cultivate the Digital Agriculture Landscape

Drone
Published: 
August 23, 2017
Research investment from the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station (CUAES) will fund six proposals over three years focused on developing computational and informational technologies to create more profitable, efficient and sustainable agricultural practices.

Leadership minor to make major impact

Leadership minor
Published: 
August 23, 2017
The new leadership minor from Cornell CALS is aimed at developing skills in community engagement, service learning and leadership.

Meet Our New Faculty

Apple and books
Published: 
August 23, 2017
Discover the passionate interests that get these faculty members out of bed every morning, and learn a little of the personal side of our newest CALS colleagues. 

Caffeine Tempers Taste Buds, Makes Food Seem Less Sweet

Published: 
August 23, 2017
Caffeine is a powerful antagonist of adenosine receptors, which promote relaxation and sleepiness. Cornell CALS research finds that suppressing the receptors also decreases the ability of people to taste sweetness.

Energy, Excitement as New Students Join CALS

First day of class
Published: 
August 23, 2017
CALS students are a unique blend of academic standouts, group leaders and those passionate about making a difference in the world. And this year’s newest students are no exception.

Meet Lynn Wooten, New Dean of the Dyson School

Published: 
August 17, 2017
Lynn Wooten joined Cornell July 1 as the David J. Nolan Dean and a professor of management and organizations in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management.

Big Stink: Titan Arum Blooms Outside for First Time

Published: 
August 17, 2017
One of Cornell's Titan arums (Amorphophallus titanum)—a rare plant also known as a "corpse flower" for the deathly odor it produces at flowering—bloomed outdoors in August.

Genomic Insights Reveal the Surprising Journey of the Apple

Published: 
August 15, 2017
Centuries ago, ancient networks of the Silk Road facilitated political and economic openness between nations of Eurasia. This network also opened pathways for genetic exchange that shaped one of the world’s most popular fruits: the apple.

Drone Tech Offers New Ways to Manage Climate Change

drone
Published: 
August 8, 2017
Cornell researchers are using drone technology to more accurately measure surface reflectivity on the landscape, a technological advance that could offer a new way to manage climate change.

Christine Smart to Lead Cornell Plant Science

Christine Smart
Published: 
August 4, 2017
Christine Smart, a professor of plant pathology who specializes in development of management strategies for vegetable diseases, has been appointed director of the School of Integrative Plant Science.

Institute Focuses on Global Nutrition Policy Impact

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Published: 
August 4, 2017
The Division of Nutrition is hosting the 4th annual WHO/Cochrane/Cornell University Summer Institute for Systematic Reviews in Nutrition for Global Policy Making July 24 to Aug. 4.

Cornell Experts Lead January 2018 Trip to Myanmar

Bagan temples
Published: 
August 2, 2017
‘Enchanted Myanmar’ is a trip open to alumni and friends of Cornell that will celebrate 50 years of field-based learning of Cornell’s first and longest-running experiential learning course.

Huge Stinky Corpse Plant to Bloom – Outdoors

Titan arum
Published: 
July 26, 2017
Carolus, one of Cornell's Titan arums, has broken dormancy and is preparing to bloom this summer in Minns Garden. It's believed to be the first time a Titan arum has bloomed outside in a temperate region.

Say Cheese: Cornell CALS Lifts New York Cheese Market

cheese cave
Published: 
July 26, 2017
Cheesemakers large and small from across the Northeast have turned to CALS' Food Processing and Development Laboratory for small-batch production and dairy expertise as they develop new recipes.

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