Chris Barrett talks food aid to D.C. policymakers

Congress can change U.S. international food-aid programs to save lives without increasing taxpayer costs, Chris Barrett testified before a Senate committee on Oct. 19.

Community engagement gives life more impact

I grew up in Endwell, New York, a small town about 40 miles from Cornell University. Though it’s a short drive from Ithaca, to me it represented a tremendous shift in worldview. My freshman year exposed me to thoughts, cultures and people that were not present during my first 18 years of life.

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Engaged Cornell’s spirit grows

Engaged Cornell’s spirit grows in the colleges, schools and other campus units, such as the Community Learning and Service Partnership, Cornell in Washington, the Center for Teaching Innovation, Cornell Abroad, the Cornell Public Service Center, The Cornell Commitment collection of programs, the Cornell Prison Education Program, the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives, the Office of Engagement Initiatives and more.

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Cornell’s recipe for public engagement

Last spring, food science major Maddie Parish ’17 and other members of her team in the capstone course Food Science 4000 helped a food producer solve a critical production challenge: Microbial spoilage was occurring soon after packaging of the ready-to-eat sesame product.

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Extension summer interns recount helping New York businesses, communities

Twenty-six students shared their experiences of working with Cornell Cooperative Extension this summer.

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.

Extension helps New York farmers share harvest with hurricane victims

Cornell Cooperative Extension vegetable specialist Maire Ullrich worked with nonprofit Feeding America to put together a shipment of fruits and vegetables to be trucked to parts of Florida or Texas hit hard by recent hurricanes.

Plant pathologist Roy L. Millar dies at 93

Roy L. Millar, Ph.D. ’55, professor emeritus of plant pathology, died Aug. 18. He was 93.