Pumpkin genomes sequenced, revealing uncommon evolutionary history

Scientists have sequenced the genomes of two important pumpkin species, Cucurbita maxima and Cucurbita moschata.

High schoolers spawn fish, grow lettuce on NYC school rooftop

Public officials and proud parents of Food and Finance High School students toured a first-of-its-kind aquaponics greenhouse at the school on Oct. 25.

Philly’s new tax on soda makes prices bubble up

By looking at a natural experiment in the Philadelphia International Airport, economist John Cawley found Philly soda distributers passed 93 percent of a new soda tax on to consumers in the form of higher retail prices.

Insectapalooza swarms campus Oct. 28

Creepy-crawlers are coming out to play for Insectapalooza 2017, an interactive, hands-on experience for all ages on Oct. 28.

Cornell, community partners reflect on engagement for the greater good

Provost Michael Kotlikoff led a panel of faculty and community partners Oct. 20 to discuss the benefits of collaborative work and community efforts engaging students in addressing local and global public health challenges.

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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