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Plant Sciences Student Wins 'Young Botanist' Award

Nicolas Glynos
Published: 
May 2, 2017
Plant sciences major Nicolas Glynos '17 has received a Young Botanist Award from the Botanical Society of America, which recognizes outstanding graduating seniors in the plant sciences nationwide.

Showcase Celebrates Cornell Students' Public Engagement

Treijon Johnson
Published: 
April 27, 2017
More than 200 people gathered April 24 to honor the civic outreach of Cornell students at the 2017 Community Engagement Showcase, which displayed several dozen projects associated with the community.

Black Bears on the Move in Upstate New York

black bear
Published: 
April 26, 2017
New Cornell research estimates the densities of black bears in southern New York and examines how bears are distributed relative to the amount of forest, agricultural lands and human development.

Students' Green Thumbs Help Harlem Grown's Garden Thrive

Alec Martinez
Published: 
April 25, 2017
Six undergraduates spent spring break in Harlem building a sensory garden for children through Alternative Breaks, which promotes service learning through direct engagement with various communities.

Video and Audio Tech Brings Manhattan in Year 1609 to Life

Museum of History in virtual reality
Published: 
April 25, 2017
A virtual reality project, co-created by an audio producer at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, replaces the sounds of today's urban Manhattan with scientifically accurate audio representations of the island in 1609.

Sky's the Limit

View finder overlooking a skyline
Published: 
April 21, 2017
Rapid urbanization is reshaping civilization. We look to the rooftops for sustainable solutions.

Hemp Summit Looks at New York's Next Big Cash Crop

hemp plant
Published: 
April 20, 2017
The first-ever Industrial Hemp Summit on April 18 at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences looked at industrial hemp as a lucrative addition to New York agriculture.

Students Tag Arts Quad Trees, Touting Their Benefits

Arts Quad trees
Published: 
April 20, 2017
Students placed price tags on about 80 trees April 18 to demonstrate the dollar value of the ecosystem services the trees provide, such as energy savings and intercepting storm water runoff.

More Prime-Time Ads Could Kick Drunken Driving to the Curb

keys and scotch
Published: 
April 20, 2017
Public service announcements about the dangers of drunken driving could save thousands of lives each year – but only if those ad campaigns are better funded and more people see them, according to three Cornell researchers.

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.

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.

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.

Cities and the Power of Place

Richard Stedman
Published: 
April 17, 2017
Richard Stedman explores our sense of place in the age of migration, global mobility, and urbanization.

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.

Facts in Five: For the Birds

Illustrated origami paper birds in the sky
Published: 
April 15, 2017
Pigeons, crows, sparrows, starlings and killdeer: These city-dwelling species rank low in the pecking order but have hidden talents and creature culture worthy of a second glance.

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.

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