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.

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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.

Hatfield lecturer to explore sustainable capitalism Oct. 12

Unilever CEO Paul Polman, the 35th Robert S. Hatfield Fellow in Economic Education will discuss “The Case for Sustainable Capitalism” Oct. 12.

Cornell Commitment interns reflect on summer experiences

About 30 students from the Cornell Commitment office – Meinig scholars, Rawlings research scholars and Cornell Tradition fellows – presented posters and panel discussions Sept. 27.

Atomic bomb survivor calls for peace in interfaith series lecture

Toyokazu Ihara, a survivor of the United States’ 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, spoke about the threat of nuclear weapons Sept. 28.

Environmental Humanities Lecture Series begins Oct. 4

The 2017-18 Environmental Humanities Lecture Series will bring to campus four pioneering scholars in the environmental humanities.

By the numbers: Cornell Orchards cider

It takes about 280,000 pounds of apples grown in Ithaca and at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station to produce 20,000 gallons of classic Cornell Orchards cider.

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