‘Lost’ birds list will aid in protecting species ‘Lost’ birds list will aid in protecting species

‘Lost’ birds list will aid in protecting species

A group of scientists has released the first comprehensive list of birds that haven’t been documented in more than a decade, with the help of Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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Donor’s gift supports students’ international research
Katya Hrichak
Jun 17, 2024

Donor’s gift supports students’ international research

The Amit Bhatia ’01 Global Ph.D. Research Scholars program is supporting doctoral students in completing extended, in-country international research essential for the completion of their dissertations.

Endangered sea cucumbers for sale in NYC food markets
Blaine Friedlander
Jun 14, 2024

Endangered sea cucumbers for sale in NYC food markets

After sampling food markets in Chinatown districts, Cornell researchers found evidence that some threatened species of sea cucumbers – a pricey, nutritious delicacy – get sold to consumers.

Cocaine trafficking threatens critical bird habitats
Jun 12, 2024

Cocaine trafficking threatens critical bird habitats

Cocaine trafficking harms the environment and threatens habitats important to dozens of species of migratory birds, according to a new study.

Are plants intelligent? It depends on the definition
Krishna Ramanujan
Jun 11, 2024

Are plants intelligent? It depends on the definition

Chemical ecologist Andre Kessler makes an argument for plant intelligence, citing goldenrod’s flexible, real-time, adaptive responses when eaten.

Spritzy and sustainable: Researchers riff on an ancient refreshment
Laura Reiley
Jun 11, 2024

Spritzy and sustainable: Researchers riff on an ancient refreshment

Piquette, an ancient French beverage made of upcycled grape pomace, gets a New York state spin with the addition of dairy byproducts.

Female AI ‘teammate’ engenders more participation from women
Jun 10, 2024

Female AI ‘teammate’ engenders more participation from women

A new study suggests that the gender of an AI’s voice can positively tweak the dynamics of gender-imbalanced teams and could help inform the design of bots used for human-AI teamwork.

Startup aiming to reduce plastic reliance joins Cornell incubator
Blaine Friedlander
Jun 10, 2024

Startup aiming to reduce plastic reliance joins Cornell incubator

RETRN Bio, a startup aspiring to use ag waste to replace petroleum-based plastic liners in consumer products, has joined Cornell’s Center for Life Science Ventures incubator.

Potential microbes and genes that impact forever chemicals identified
Krishna Ramanujan
Jun 10, 2024

Potential microbes and genes that impact forever chemicals identified

A study identifies microbes that potentially play important roles in breaking down harmful PFAS chemicals and points to functional genes that may be involved.

CTI’s Thank a Professor program connects alum, professor 40 years later
Carolyn Keller
Jun 7, 2024

CTI’s Thank a Professor program connects alum, professor 40 years later

When Jeff Fearn ‘82 heard about the Center for Teaching Innovation’s Thank a Professor program, he decided to thank Roald Hoffmann, Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor, Emeritus for his impact on his life and career – forty years later.

CROPPS welcomes 2024 REU class
Matt Hayes
Jun 5, 2024

CROPPS welcomes 2024 REU class

The Center for Research on Programmable Plant Systems is welcomes the 2024 cohort of the National Science Foundation-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates program.

Engineering enzymes to break down microplastics in sewage and wastewater
Krisy Gashler
Jun 5, 2024

Engineering enzymes to break down microplastics in sewage and wastewater

Food Science Professor Julie Goddard’s research team has engineered unique enzymes to break down microplastics in sewage and wastewater, a major route of microplastic pollution into the environment.

Anonymous donor honors legacy of beloved professor Daniel G. Sisler
Krisy Gashler
Jun 5, 2024

Anonymous donor honors legacy of beloved professor Daniel G. Sisler

An anonymous donor has made three gifts to the Department of Global Development to honor the legacy of the late Daniel G. Sisler, Ph.D. ’62: an engaged learning fund that will support faculty-led study trips, a new endowed professorship and a student hub in Mann Library.

Properly fitting face masks can help block particulate pollution
Jun 5, 2024

Properly fitting face masks can help block particulate pollution

The new research provides findings about the value of masks that fit snugly around the face in everyday use and how human behavior affects their efficacy.

Cornell Keynotes podcast: Why are bee populations declining around the world?
Torie Anderson
Jun 5, 2024

Cornell Keynotes podcast: Why are bee populations declining around the world?

Marina Caillaud, a senior lecturer in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, discusses stressors on bee colonies in an episode of the Cornell Keynotes podcast.

Dairy innovation program nurtures the cream of the crop
Laura Reiley
Jun 3, 2024

Dairy innovation program nurtures the cream of the crop

Sammi and John Collins are participants in the second cohort of Cornell’s Dairy Runway Program, which offers free entrepreneurship training for early stage innovators aiming to launch new dairy products.

Faculty, staff win 2024 SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence
May 30, 2024

Faculty, staff win 2024 SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence

Sixteen faculty and staff in Cornell’s contract colleges have received 2023-24 State University of New York Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence, which recognize superior professional achievement.

‘Sour’ grapes: Berry damage, fruit flies worsen wine
Krishna Ramanujan
May 30, 2024

‘Sour’ grapes: Berry damage, fruit flies worsen wine

Damaged grape berries combined with vinegar flies are a recipe for promoting sour rot, a disease that lowers vineyard yields and wine quality. 

Southern Tier officials tap Cornell expertise to envision smart cities
May 29, 2024

Southern Tier officials tap Cornell expertise to envision smart cities

Broome County is enlisting the expertise of Cornell researchers and other specialists to implement advanced “smart city” technology, aiming to potentially enhance flood warnings, provide real-time parking updates and optimize waste management.

No, China is not buying up all US farmland
Tom Fleischman
May 29, 2024

No, China is not buying up all US farmland

Research from Wendong Zhang of Dyson and collaborators shows that countries classified by the federal government as “adversary,” such as China, held only 1% of the roughly 40 million acres of foreign-owned farmland as of 2020.

VR can help teachers better distribute their gaze
Tom Fleischman
May 29, 2024

VR can help teachers better distribute their gaze

A multidisciplinary team of researchers tested several methods of data visualization in an immersive virtual reality classroom to give teachers a way to gauge how their gaze was distributed.

‘Ready to serve’: ROTC grads commissioned as officers
James Dean
May 23, 2024

‘Ready to serve’: ROTC grads commissioned as officers

At a May 24 ceremony in Statler Auditorium, 21 graduating members of the Tri-Service Brigade received commissions as officers in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Space Force.

Merrill Scholars honor mentors who inspired them
May 22, 2024

Merrill Scholars honor mentors who inspired them

At a luncheon on May 21, 42 Merrill Scholars celebrated the mentors who had the greatest influence on their early education and the Cornell faculty or staff members who contributed most significantly to their college experience.

Houlton to Vatican climate summit: Ag is ‘most powerful weapon’
Blaine Friedlander
May 21, 2024

Houlton to Vatican climate summit: Ag is ‘most powerful weapon’

At last week’s Vatican climate change meeting, Ben Houlton (CALS) spoke on how the global agricultural sector could remove large volumes of atmospheric carbon.

New book chronicles Cornell’s international impact
May 21, 2024

New book chronicles Cornell’s international impact

For the first time, the breadth and depth of Cornell’s international footprint has been chronicled in a book: “Beyond Borders: Exploring the History of Cornell’s Global Dimensions.”

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