Cornell-led project to improve grapes gets big boost

A Cornell-led project that uses genomic technology to create varieties that are more flavorful and sustainable has been renewed with a $6.5M USDA grant.

Embark donates to dogs uprooted by tropical storm Harvey

A Cornell-affiliated dog genetics company, Embark Veterinary, will donate 100 percent of their net profits to help canines affected by tropical storm Harvey from Aug. 30 to Sept. 3.

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Life Changing Labs helps students push startups forward

In the eHub space in Collegetown each week during the summer, six teams of students stood in the front of the room with slides and pitched their business ideas to peers as part of a summer incubator.

Meet Lynn Wooten, new dean of the Dyson School

Lynn Wooten joined Cornell July 1 as the David J. Nolan Dean and a professor of management and organizations in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. She recently discussed her new role, her sense of connection to Cornell’s mission and her strategic vision for the school.

Hardware accelerator teams Rev-up product ideas at Demo Day

What do cat carriers, multifaceted keyboards and genetically engineered bacteria have in common? They are all products brought to life during this year's summer hardware program at Rev: Ithaca Startup Works.

InSitu@CHESS offers material-testing help to industry, academia

InSitu@CHESS, a program begun in 2014 by engineering professor Matt Miller, offers a way for industry and other labs to test materials using the high-energy X-rays of Cornell's synchrotron source.

New food policies could take the bite out of India's malnutrition

Agricultural economist Prabhu Pingali says India should fight its population's malnutrition by subsidizing more nutritious foods, like legumes, millets, fruits and vegetables, rather than only staple grains like rice and wheat.

Gift backs efforts to commercialize research projects

A $500,000 gift from venture capital firm Kairos Ventures will enhance the Cornell Technology Acceleration and Maturation Fund, allowing it to better assist early-stage inventors and start-ups.

Heritage and ancient grain project feeds a growing demand

A Cornell-led project is helping build a new local grain culture by providing research-backed, farm-to-table information on modern, ancient and heritage wheat varieties.

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