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Engineers create ‘lifelike’ material with artificial metabolism

Cornell engineers have constructed a DNA material with capabilities of metabolism, in addition to self-assembly and organization – three key traits of life.

Cooperative Extension podcast talks farming in NYC

In Episode 4 of this season’s CCE “Extension Out Loud” podcast series, urban agriculture specialists Yolanda Gonzalez and Sam Anderson talk about their work with growers in New York City.

Barrett: Food security is ‘challenge of the century’

Cornell professor Chris Barrett gave the 15th annual George McGovern Lecture April 4 at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome.

Course will challenge students’ perceptions of food systems

A new course to be offered in the fall in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Just Food: Exploring the Modern Food System, will deliver insights into both domestic and international food systems.

Celebrate engaged learning, leadership and research April 15

The annual Community Engagement Showcase April 15 in Klarman Hall will feature 33 projects highlighting local, regional and international examples of community-engaged learning.

Raymond Fox ’47, emeritus professor of floriculture, dies at 96

Raymond T. Fox ’47, M.S. ’52, Ph.D. ’56, professor emeritus of floriculture and ornamental horticulture and renowned for his elaborate campus floral displays and floriculture expertise, died March 31 in Ithaca, New York. He was 96.

Cornell Center for Health Equity symposium to bridge NYC – Ithaca research

The Cornell Center for Health Equity will hold its second annual symposium April 11-12 at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine on the Ithaca campus.

‘Historian of water’ looks at Southeast Asia in podcast

“Water Connections,” a new episode of the “What Makes Us Human?” podcast series from the College of Arts and Sciences, explores the critical role oceans have played in Southeast Asia.

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Social scientists analyze the dynamics shaping China’s cities

Five faculty fellows involved in the China’s Cities collaborative project reported on their results from three years of research at a March 22 capstone lecture. The Institute for the Social Sciences sponsored the project.

Study: Some woodpeckers imitate a neighbor’s plumage

Scientists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and other institutions have found evidence that some woodpeckers can evolve to look like another species of woodpecker that lives nearby.

Africana Center to honor founder at 50th anniversary symposium

The Africana Studies and Research Center kicks off a year-long commemoration of the 50th anniversary of its founding with a two-day symposium honoring its founder, James Turner.

Study: Nearest exoplanets could host life

Cornell astronomers say that life already has survived the kind of fierce radiation found on such faraway planets as Proxima-B, 4.24 light years from Earth, and they have proof: you.