Sprout Awards grow ‘exciting’ pilot projects in engineering Sprout Awards grow ‘exciting’ pilot projects in engineering
Patrick Gillespie

Sprout Awards grow ‘exciting’ pilot projects in engineering

From new approaches for tendon injury treatment to biomass-based construction materials, Cornell Engineering’s inaugural Sprout Awards are funding unique research projects with the potential to grow partnerships across Cornell.

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With love and duty, retired academics give back to Cornell
Caitlin Hayes
Feb 6, 2023

With love and duty, retired academics give back to Cornell

Founded in 1982 and celebrating 40 years, Cornell Academics and Professors Emeriti represents a large community of retired academics and faculty that continue to make significant contributions to university life.

Wild bumblebee queens lured and killed in commercial hives
Krishna Ramanujan
Feb 6, 2023

Wild bumblebee queens lured and killed in commercial hives

A new study finds that nest boxes of commercial eastern common bumblebees (Bombus impatiens) lead to the deaths of wild queens who are attracted to the brightly colored hives.

New NY Outcomes Fund pays farmers to adopt sustainable practices
Krisy Gashler
Feb 3, 2023

New NY Outcomes Fund pays farmers to adopt sustainable practices

The New York Outcomes Fund pilot will pay farmers in the Great Lakes watershed to adopt regenerative practices.

Internship offers undergrads multidisciplinary perspective in ag and food
Krisy Gashler
Feb 2, 2023

Internship offers undergrads multidisciplinary perspective in ag and food

A summer internship in sustainable agriculture and food systems enables undergrads from Cornell and across the country to work on a USDA-funded project focused on making policy more nutritious and sustainable.

Cornell Atkinson announces 2023 postdoctoral research fellows
Atkinson
Feb 2, 2023

Cornell Atkinson announces 2023 postdoctoral research fellows

Four next-generation scholars have been chosen as Cornell Atkinson Postdoctoral Fellows, forwarding projects focused on food security, energy transitions, One Health and climate change.

Cornell, CCE responding to farming mental health crisis
Feb 1, 2023

Cornell, CCE responding to farming mental health crisis

In recent years CCE specialists have had to learn how to support farmers’ mental health, an occupation with one of the highest suicide rates.

Cornell, EDF aim to reduce methane output for India’s dairies
Blaine Friedlander
Feb 1, 2023

Cornell, EDF aim to reduce methane output for India’s dairies

Cornell will assist the Environmental Defense Fund and India – the world’s largest dairy producing country – to help its small farms reduce methane output and produce milk efficiently.

‘BirdFlow’ model could reveal mysteries of bird migration
Feb 1, 2023

‘BirdFlow’ model could reveal mysteries of bird migration

A new computer model using machine learning to predict migratory bird movement could open the door to new insights on migration timing, stopover sites, bird response to climate change, light pollution and more.

Bot gives nonnative speakers the floor in videoconferencing
Jan 31, 2023

Bot gives nonnative speakers the floor in videoconferencing

Native speakers often dominate the discussion in multilingual online meetings, but adding an automated participant that periodically interrupts the conversation can help nonnative speakers get a word in edgewise, according to new research at Cornell.

Twelve faculty members elected AAAS fellows
Tom Fleischman
Jan 31, 2023

Twelve faculty members elected AAAS fellows

Twelve Cornell and Weill Cornell Medicine faculty members – five of whom are also Cornell alumni – have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society.

Arthur Muka, economic entomologist, dies at 98
Jan 26, 2023

Arthur Muka, economic entomologist, dies at 98

Arthur Allen Muka, M.S. ’52, Ph.D. ’54, whose work in applied economic entomology supported growers in New York and around the globe, died Dec. 7, 2022, in Ithaca.

Cornell startup cultivates animal protein from plants
Blaine Friedlander
Jan 23, 2023

Cornell startup cultivates animal protein from plants

Forte Protein – a new Cornell startup that grows commercial animal proteins inside agricultural plants – has joined the university’s Center for Life Science Ventures business incubator.

Howarth advises senators to shrink NY’s natural gas options
Blaine Friedlander
Jan 23, 2023

Howarth advises senators to shrink NY’s natural gas options

Cornell professor Robert Howarth advised New York state senators last week to downsize the state’s natural gas pipeline system and to repeal laws that easily connect gas to new homes.

New tomato bred to naturally resist pests and curb disease
Krishna Ramanujan
Jan 18, 2023

New tomato bred to naturally resist pests and curb disease

A Cornell researcher has completed a decades-long program to develop new varieties of tomato that naturally resist pests and limit transfer of viral disease by insects.

Cornell to help boost US supply of critical energy minerals
Blaine Friedlander
Jan 18, 2023

Cornell to help boost US supply of critical energy minerals

A Cornell engineering professor will play a major role in a new federally funded project to increase the domestic supply of minerals needed to improve and sustain green energy.

Results of innovative Cornell-led public opinion survey to be released Friday
Jim Hanchett
Jan 18, 2023

Results of innovative Cornell-led public opinion survey to be released Friday

Results from the Cornell-led 2022 Collaborative Midterm Survey will be released Friday. The innovative survey of more than 19,000 Americans recorded opinions on a range of public affairs topics. It also will advance the science of survey research.

Product images could boost food pantry use
Tom Fleischman
Jan 18, 2023

Product images could boost food pantry use

Researchers from the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management found that visual depictions of food pantry offerings, including brand names, have an ameliorative effect on negative product perceptions.

Ancient farming strategy holds promise for climate resilience
Susan Kelley
Jan 11, 2023

Ancient farming strategy holds promise for climate resilience

Maslins, or mixtures of grains planted and eaten together, have fed humans for millennia. Now nearly forgotten, they can adapt in real time to unpredictable weather and extreme weather.

Four CCE county offices tapped to lead NYS clean energy work
Jan 9, 2023

Four CCE county offices tapped to lead NYS clean energy work

Four Cornell Cooperative Extension county offices are leading statewide efforts to establish a network of Regional Clean Energy Hubs as part of Gov. Kathy Hochul’s $52 million initiative to connect local communities with clean energy resources.

Broccoli looks more like cauliflower in a warmer world
Krishna Ramanujan
Jan 9, 2023

Broccoli looks more like cauliflower in a warmer world

A new study identifies the genetic underpinnings for why broccoli heads become abnormal when it’s hot, providing insight into effects of climate-induced warming for all crops and pointing the way for breeding heat-resistant new varieties.

Seed grants foster collaboration across Cornell campuses
Krishna Ramanujan
Dec 22, 2022

Seed grants foster collaboration across Cornell campuses

The funding will support preliminary disease-related research, in the latest in a series of efforts to create new opportunities for interdisciplinary research.

Barley and malt summit hails new Cornell-bred barley varieties
Dec 21, 2022

Barley and malt summit hails new Cornell-bred barley varieties

Farmers, brewers, distillers and researchers gathered for the sixth annual Empire State Barley and Malt Summit, to celebrate successes and plan for the future of New York’s growing craft brewery and distillery industries.

December graduation celebrates unique paths to Cornell education
James Dean
Dec 19, 2022

December graduation celebrates unique paths to Cornell education

On Dec. 18 in Barton Hall, more than 700 recipients of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees were honored at the university’s 20th recognition ceremony for December graduates, held in-person for the first time since 2019.

Top stories of 2022: COVID solutions, student heroics
Tom Fleischman
Dec 19, 2022

Top stories of 2022: COVID solutions, student heroics

The first recorded proof of a bird not seen for 140 years, a gut bacteria that could regulate cholesterol and a senior who risked his own life to rescue a man from an oncoming subway train were among the most-read Cornell Chronicle stories of 2022.

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