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Pelosi meets Cornell students at UN climate change meeting

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited with Cornell students at the 25th annual United Nations’ Conference of the Parties climate change conference, Dec. 3 in Madrid, Spain.

Young tree swallows carry environmental stress into adulthood

Cornell researchers have discovered a negative relationship between the temperature during tree swallows’ development and their hormonal response to stressors as adults. Specifically, they found that colder temperatures during the development stage had an effect on swallows later in life.

Cornell China Center fosters collaboration at Beijing events

On Nov. 18, Cornell leaders, faculty, alumni, collaborators and friends celebrated the university’s long history of collaboration with China with two events in Beijing: an academic symposium and a Cornell-China forum.

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Five faculty members elected AAAS fellows

Five Cornell faculty members have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society.

Cornell research drives NYSEG electric car charging pilot

A new plan being piloted by NYSEG, in collaboration with Cornell researchers, aims to encourage electric vehicle owners to delay charging in exchange for lower prices, in order to coordinate power use across the grid.

Ornithologist to speak on increasing diversity in conservation

J. Drew Lanham, ornithologist and professor of wildlife ecology at Clemson University, will give a talk about his nationally recognized work Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Statler Auditorium.

Student engineers to ply their green skills in NYC

Cornell engineering students are working with an Ithaca, New York, engineering firm to help New York City lower its carbon footprint.

Endangered right whales act as environmental barometers

The highly endangered North Atlantic right whale, by rapidly altering its use of important habitat areas off the New England coast, is sending a signal about disruptive change in the environment, according to new Cornell research.

Sea fan corals face new threat in warming ocean: copper

For the colorful, graceful sea fans swaying among the coral reefs in the waters around Puerto Rico, copper is an emerging threat in an era of warming oceans, according to new Cornell research.

Roundtables to explore 2020 Biennial theme 'Swarm'

The Cornell Council for the Arts is holding lunchtime roundtables Nov. 18, 21 and 25, in preparation for the 2020 Cornell Biennial, on the theme "Swarm: Ecology, Digitality, Sociality."

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10-year study provides model for deer management strategies

A 10-year deer management study by Bernd Blossey, associate professor of natural resources, used red oak seedlings as an indicator of deer populations and their impact on ecology.

Call for faculty fellows to lead new Migrations Lab

The Einaudi Center and the Migrations Global Grand Challenge are seeking two PI-eligible Cornell faculty fellows to lead the newly established Migrations Lab; application deadline is Dec. 16.

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