Cornell Botanic Gardens receives grant to conserve, research hemlock

Cornell Botanic Gardens has received a grant from New York State to continue and expand its work to conserve hemlock trees.

From an ocean away, students design a girls’ school in Ghana

About 5,287 miles from Ithaca, near the banks of Ghana’s Volta River, a primary and junior high school for girls is rising from the collective imagination and brain power of the Cornell University Sustainable Design team.

Top neuroscientists headline Mong neurotech symposium

Three renowned neuroscientists spoke at the second annual Cornell Neurotech Mong Family Foundation Symposium Sept. 22.

Unilever CEO argues for sustainable capitalism

Can capitalism be sustainable, in more than one sense of the word? For Unilever CEO Paul Polman, the answer is a resounding yes.

Satellite data paints a portrait of global plant health

A Cornell researcher is using a NASA satellite to measure photosynthesis in high-resolution at the global scale.

Viability of indoor urban agriculture is focus of research grant

Cornell will lead a project to study how controlled-environment agriculture compares to conventional field agriculture, thanks to a three-year, $2.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Branching out to chat cider

Four scientists explained the core of making apples to the Ithaca Commons Pavilion crowd Oct. 1.

Essentials

Syracuse mayor: Local creativity drives national growth

Inventive and innovative medium-size cities have overtaken the federal government as engines of economic growth, according to Syracuse, New York, Mayor Stephanie Miner in a keynote talk at the 2017 Community Development Institute Sept. 28.

Art intervenes at Minns Garden

More than 70 Environmental and Sustainability Sciences majors turned Minns Garden into an ephemeral art gallery Sept. 29.