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ComSciCon-Cornell Aims to Reach All Communities

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Published: 
July 19, 2017
For the third year, Cornell is holding ComSciCon-Cornell, a science communication workshop organized by graduate students, for graduate students and postdocs July 14 and 22.

Climate Scientists Create Caribbean Drought Atlas

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Published: 
July 18, 2017
Cornell atmospheric scientists have developed the first-of-its-kind, high-resolution Caribbean drought atlas, while they say the region's 2013-16 drought may hint at climate change.

Trust in Financial Markets Was Biggest Victim of Madoff Case

Bernie Madoff
Published: 
July 17, 2017
Financier Bernie Madoff bilked more than 10,000 investors out of billions of dollars in the 2000s. But professor Scott Yonker says the effect of the largest financial fraud in history rippled far beyond Madoff's direct victims.

DNA Tracking Tool Tips the Scales for Finding Fish

Kristy Deiner samples the water
Published: 
July 14, 2017
Rather than conduct an aquatic roll call with nets to know which fish reside in a water body, scientists are using DNA fragments suspended in water to catalog invasive or native species.

Tiny Wasps Add a Sting to Lily Beetle Battle

Lily leaf beetle adult
Published: 
July 10, 2017
Many gardeners across New York state have given up on growing lilies, thanks to the lily leaf beetle, which has devastated the plants in many areas statewide.

'Eelevator' Project Gives American Eels a Lift

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Published: 
June 30, 2017
An 'eelevator' designed and built by a team including Cornell researchers is helping American eels survive their journey from the Atlantic Ocean to the Hudson River and the rivers of the East Coast.

Greg Poe Honored Posthumously for His Work in Economics

Gregory Poe
Published: 
June 30, 2017
Gregory Poe, professor of applied economics and management, who died March 11 at age 56, was honored posthumously June 12 by the Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association for his contributions to the field.

Landscape Architect Marvin Adleman Dies at Age 84

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Published: 
June 29, 2017
Marvin I. Adleman, professor emeritus of landscape architecture who designed among other projects the Ithaca Commons, died June 21 at age 84 in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, of Parkinson’s disease.

Roundtable Chews on Opportunities, Trends in the Food Business

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Published: 
June 23, 2017
A recent food industry conference hosted by the Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship covered topics including the effect of technology on restaurants, trends in food retailing and the movement to end tipping.

Geomorphologist Arthur Bloom Dies at 88

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Published: 
June 23, 2017
Professor Emeritus Arthur Bloom, who taught at Cornell for 36 years and wrote what is considered the final comprehensive textbook on geomorphology, died May 31 in Ithaca at the age of 88.

Republicans Doubt 'Global Warming' More Than 'Climate Change'

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Published: 
June 20, 2017
The U.S. public doubts the existence of global warming more than it doubts climate change – and Republicans are driving the effect, according to new research. But there's more agreement on climate science than meets the eye.

The Social Media Economy Benefits Few, New Book Suggests

social media platforms
Published: 
June 20, 2017
A class of enterprising women aspire to make it in the social media economy but often find only unpaid work, says Brooke Erin Duffy, assistant professor of communication, in her book, (Not) Getting Paid to Do What You Love.

Index Highlights Innovation Advances in Europe, Africa

feeding the world
Published: 
June 15, 2017
Switzerland, Sweden, the Netherlands, the United States and the United Kingdom are the world's most innovative countries, according to the Global Innovation Index 2017, co-edited by Soumitra Dutta, dean of Cornell SC Johnson.

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