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Cornell’s recipe for public engagement

Published: 
October 19, 2017
An Engaged Curriculum Grant in 2015 transformed a traditional weekly lecture seminar into a leading example of hands-on community engagement and learning at the university.

Lighting the way for future urban farming

Published: 
October 12, 2017
Cornell CALS is leading a project to study ways to grow crops in controlled environments – in greenhouses, plant factories and in vertical farms in and near urban areas.

Satellite data paints a portrait of global plant health

Student using equipment in field
Published: 
October 12, 2017
A Cornell CALS researcher is using a NASA satellite to measure photosynthesis in high resolution at the global scale, advancing how we measure plant health and its impact on food production and atmospheric carbon dioxide.

Plant pathologist Roy L. Millar dies at 93

Published: 
October 9, 2017
Millar began his career as a plant scientist with the Canadian Department of Agriculture, returning to Cornell in 1959, where he served as a faculty member in the Department of Plant Pathology.

Sheehan named NIH New Innovator

Sheehan
Published: 
October 6, 2017
Sheehan and two other Cornell professors are among 55 winners of the prestigious award given to support high-risk ideas with high-impact potential.

Branching out to chat cider

apples
Published: 
October 5, 2017
In between music acts at the 35th Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival, four scientists explained the core of making apples to the Ithaca Commons Pavilion crowd Oct. 1.

Syracuse mayor: Local creativity drives national growth

Published: 
October 5, 2017
Mayor Stephanie Miner gave the keynote talk at the 2017 Community Development Institute, a two-day conference hosted by the Cornell CALS Community and Regional Development Institute (CaRDI).

Art intervenes in Minns Garden

Student drawing
Published: 
October 4, 2017
More than 70 Environmental and Sustainability Sciences (ESS) majors turned Minns Garden into an ephemeral art gallery Sept. 29, celebrating the biodiversity of the site.

Cornell supports South Asia’s largest farmer-to-farmer fair

Published: 
October 3, 2017
Our international programs helped support the participation of 12 farmers from Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal and the Self-Help Women’s Association Group in Gujarat, India, during South Asia’s largest farmer-to-farmer fair.

$9.4M NIH grant funds chronic fatigue syndrome center

Researchers examine a Western blot of proteins
Published: 
September 27, 2017
The National Institutes of Health announced Sept. 27 that Cornell is one of three institutions nationwide to receive funding to establish a collaborative research center for the study of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS)

Anxiety, depression can diminish retirement savings

Money
Published: 
September 25, 2017
Psychological distress can take a toll on more than just health. It can also significantly damage nest eggs, according to a new study by a Cornell financial economist and her co-author.

BEE jumps in national rankings

U.S. News and World Report
Published: 
September 19, 2017
Cornell's undergraduate biological/agricultural engineering program ranked No. 4 in 2018 U.S. News & World Report ranking.

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