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Cornell, Nature Conservancy to study key climate projects

A new collaboration between the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability and The Nature Conservancy this year will fund three studies that could be significant in the face of climate change.

Zoo U: Conservation, education drive Cornell-zoo partnership

A 23-year partnership between the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, New York, and the College of Veterinary Medicine provides care for endangered species while giving veterinarians and students specialized training.

Biologist’s research offers insight on molecular structures

Using cryo-electron microscopy, assistant professor Liz Kellogg has made recent discoveries that add to our knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and the fundamental mechanisms of DNA recombination.

Certificate program develops product management skills

Cornell is now offering a Product Management certificate program, through eCornell, to give individuals the tools necessary for the successful navigation of a product’s lifecycle, from scoping stage to launch.

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Howarth appointed to New York’s new Climate Action Council

Robert Howarth has been appointed to the new Climate Action Council, created to bring about New York’s path to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions and support green energy.

Alumna garners eighth Oscar nomination for film editing

Thelma Schoonmaker ’61 has been nominated for an Academy Award for her film editing work on Netflix movie “The Irishman,” marking the eighth Oscar nomination for the three-time winner. 

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Cornell joins consortium to ‘green’ business supply chains

Cornell faculty and students can now champion greener consumer products, supply chains and commercial trade, as the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability began a partnership with The Sustainability Consortium on Jan. 13.

Staff share experiences in community-engaged work

The second Community Engagement Staff Institute on Jan. 7 drew 70 staff members from across campus to discuss their engagement work with students and ways to strengthen community partnerships.

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Cornell fashion exhibit to run at American Labor Museum

The American Labor Museum will celebrate fashion trends alongside the history of organized labor and union labeling efforts in the U.S. by hosting “Union Made: Fashioning America in the 20th Century.”

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Plants speak ‘roundworm’ for self-defense, study shows

Researchers from Boyce Thompson Institute have found that plants manipulate nematode pheromones to repel the pests, which cause more than $100 million in damage to crops every year.

Satellite constellations harvest energy for near-total global coverage

A collaboration led by Patrick Reed has discovered the right combination of factors to enable a four-satellite constellation that maintains nearly continuous 24/7 coverage of almost every point on Earth.

Cornell develops educational toolkit for testing e-cigarettes

The College of Veterinary Medicine has developed a new learning module for high school classrooms that encourages students to directly test the effects of e-cigarette vapor on living cells.