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Stay Connected During CALS Branding Project

Ag Quad
Published: 
March 17, 2017
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has embarked for the first time on a college-wide brand exploration process, and you are invited to stay connected during this exciting project.

Ann Bybee-Finley Named Future Leader in Science

Ann Bybee-Finley
Published: 
March 16, 2017
Ann Bybee-Finley, a second-year doctoral student at Cornell studying cropping systems resilience with a focus on Northeastern dairy producers, has been named a 2017 Future Leader in Science.

Cornell Buttons Up, Battens Down During Winter Storm

AD White covered in snow
Published: 
March 16, 2017
A nor’easter, combined with a winter storm from the Great Lakes, bore down on the Northeast Tuesday and Wednesday. For the first time in three years, Cornell closed the Ithaca campus due to a snow storm.

Barn Swallow Behavior Shift May Be Evolutionary

Barn swallows on wire
Published: 
March 16, 2017
A new population of barn swallows near Buenos Aires, established only about 30 years ago, has adapted both its migration cycle and its breeding cycle in a dramatically short time.

Cornell Experts to Convene Soil Summit March 28-29

Manure spread
Published: 
March 15, 2017
The Soil Summit will provide the opportunity for produce growers, educators, and researchers to discuss and identify barriers to using and producing compost while helping support growers in minimizing food safety risks on the farm.

Gregory Poe, Expert in Environmental Economics, Dies at 56

Greg Poe
Published: 
March 15, 2017
Gregory Poe, professor of applied economics and management, died unexpectedly March 11 at his home in Ithaca. His work focused on applied welfare economics, nonmarket valuation, experimental economics, and water pollution policy.

Mann Award Winner Studies Degenerative Disease

Peter Sullivan
Published: 
March 15, 2017
Peter Sullivan, a fifth-year doctoral student, is the winner of this year's Harry and Samuel Mann Outstanding Graduate Student Award for his research on ALS and FTLD.

Cornell Professor Recognized for Grape, Wine Research

wine and grapes
Published: 
March 14, 2017
Justine Vanden Heuvel, associate professor of enology and viticulture in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, earned this year’s research award from the New York Wine and Grape Foundation.

Legalize Recreational Pot? More Say "Yes" for Economic Benefits

Published: 
March 8, 2017
Arguments that support legalizing recreational marijuana are more convincing than arguments against it, according to Jeff Niederdeppe, associate professor of communication. Top pro-pot arguments emphasize the economic benefits.

Standing Rock Leader Decries Pipelines on Sioux Land

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February 28, 2017
David Archambault II, chairman of Standing Rock Sioux Nation, spoke on campus Feb. 16 as part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' Department of Natural Resources seminar series.

Lynn Perry Wooten Named New Dean of Dyson School

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February 27, 2017
Lynn Perry Wooten, a senior associate dean and business school professor at the University of Michigan, has been chosen as dean of the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management.

LEAD New York Program Accepting Applications

Lead NY
Published: 
February 23, 2017
The leadership development program for adult professionals in the food, agricultural and natural resource industries is now accepting applications for its newest class of leaders.

Rural Sociologist Harold Capener Dies at 97

Published: 
February 22, 2017
Professor Emeritus Harold Rigby Capener, Ph.D ’51, who chaired the Department of Rural Sociology from 1966 to 1976, died Oct. 13, 2016. He was 97.

Northeast Drought Workshop, Feb. 27

Published: 
February 22, 2017
The Northeast Regional Climate Center is partnering with NOAA and the National Integrated Drought Information System to host an assessment of drought in the Northeast.

Climate Change in Vietnam Spurs Students to Speak Up

Published: 
February 22, 2017
Ten students from across Cornell spent two weeks of their winter break on a journey through Vietnam, listening to farmers and community members and seeing the effects of climate change firsthand.

Cornell Inaugurates New Seed Systems Initiative in Nepal

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February 22, 2017
More than 200 farmers, representatives from Cornell's Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat project, and the Nepal government gathered for the inauguration of the Seed Systems for Nepal initiative Jan. 23.

Salmonella Food Poisoning Could Damage Your DNA

Published: 
February 21, 2017
Salmonella food poisoning wallops you for several days, but new research by Cornell food scientists indicates that some of its serotypes – variations of the bacterial species – can have permanent repercussions. It may damage your DNA.

Maize Study Finds Genes That Help Crops Adapt to Change

Published: 
February 14, 2017
A new study analyzed close to 4,500 maize varieties bred and grown by farmers from 35 countries in the Americas to identify more than 1,000 genes driving large-scale adaptation to the environment.

Sioux Leader to Speak on Dakota Access Pipeline Feb. 16

Published: 
February 10, 2017
David Archambault, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation, will talk on Standing Rock: The Violation of Indigenous Peoples' Rights, Thursday, Feb. 16, 3:30 p.m., in Room 146 Stocking Hall.

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