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Student inventions -- artificial tissue networks and a skull base sealer -- honored in competition

Artificial tissues with an embedded vascular system and a skull base sealer were two Cornell student inventions honored as finalists in the 2009 Collegiate Inventors Competition in Chicago, Oct. 18-20. (Oct. 21, 2009)

CALS struts its stuff at New York Farm Days in D.C.

A College of Agriculture and Life Sciences exhibition at New York Farm Days Oct. 7 featured the college's undergraduate teaching programs that prepare leaders for the state's agricultural industries. (Oct. 19, 2009)

Undersecretary of agriculture turns to Cornell as a model of urban extension

To see how research can serve the public in urban and rural areas, the undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture turned to Cornell Cooperative Extension in New York City, Sept. 25. (Sept. 28, 2009)

Fertilizers may not help crops of poorest African farmers

Researchers have linked poverty in sub-Saharan Africa with poor soil health, but two new Cornell studies find that the recommended practice of applying more fertilizer may not help the poorest farmers. (Sept. 24, 2009)

Environmental engineering degree program is accredited

Now students can major in environmental engineering and graduate with an accredited degree in that field, which also qualifies them to sit for the Fundamentals of Engineering examination. (Sept. 14, 2009)

Highly valued rice fragrance has origins in basmati rice, study finds

A new Cornell study reports that the gene that gives rice its highly valued fragrance stems from an ancestor of basmati rice and dispels other long-held assumptions about the origins of basmati. (Sept. 1, 2009)

New Cornell lab in Portland, N.Y., specializes in vines, wines

Cornell deepened its century-long commitment to western New York's wine, grape and juice industries when it opened its new $5.4 million Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Laboratory, Aug. 25.

$3.2 million NSF grant trains grad students to tackle food systems and poverty problems

A new Cornell program funded by the National Science Foundation will train graduate students to use interdisciplinary approaches to tackle food systems problems that contribute to extreme poverty. (Aug. 26, 2009)

Gates grant to extend reach of ag journals in Africa

A new three-year, $1.8 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will extend TEEAL, The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library, to many more college libraries in sub-Saharan Africa. (Aug. 19, 2009)