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Two Food Science Alumni Elected to Leadership Positions

Vegetables
Published: 
May 10, 2017
Michele Perchonok, Ph.D. '83, and Bryson Bolton, M.S. '09 have been elected to leadership positions in the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), the society of professional and academic food scientists.

Sweet Compounds Aid Water Retention in Dry Soil

Cellular sugar compounds
Published: 
May 9, 2017
Organic material added by plant roots and microbes provide nutritious candy for the soil. Literally. Cellular sugar boosts water and nutrient retention, says new Cornell research.

Cornell's Innovations in Food Systems Forum Is June 7

food basket
Published: 
May 9, 2017
Dig into digital agriculture, comprehend plant breeding biotechnology, and learn out how the microbiome may solve food production problems at an agricultural technology and partnership forum June 7.

Cornell Students Swelter in D.C. to Cool a Warming Earth

Climate march in D.C.
Published: 
May 2, 2017
Cornell undergraduates joined 200,000 green advocates to parade down Washington's Pennsylvania Avenue for the Peoples Climate March April 29 – in sultry heat – to advocate for rescuing the world from environmental deterioration.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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