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Cornell-initiated course promotes rice expertise for the developing world

The course, held at the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines, seeks to encourage bright, young scientists to consider careers bridging research with applications in developing nations. (July 17, 2008)

Organic produce, grown within walking distance by students, sold weekly on Ag Quad

Every Tuesday afternoon, organic produce grown on Cornell's Dilmun Hill Student Organic Farm is sold on the Ag Quad. The farm also hosts work parties where volunteers can help farm and buy vegetables. (July 11, 2008)

Clinton praises CU green energy initiative but declines skateboard trial

The senator visited Syracuse's City Hall July 2 for an alternative energy forum featuring exhibits by the Cornell University Renewable Bioenergy Initiative and other sustainable energy projects. (July 3, 2008)

College announces plans for on-campus teaching winery

At the April 2 'Cornell Celebrates New York Wines' gala in New York City, Susan Henry, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, announced plans for a teaching winery at the Cornell Orchards. (April 8, 2008)

Gates Foundation awards Cornell $26.8 million to lead global fight against deadly wheat plague

Cornell has been awarded a $26.8 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to launch the Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat project, a broad-based global partnership to combat stem rust, a deadly wheat disease that poses a serious threat to global food security. (April 2, 2008)

Diet for small planet may be most efficient if it includes dairy and a little meat, Cornell researchers report

A low-fat vegetarian diet is very efficient in terms of how much land is needed to support it. But adding some dairy products and a limited amount of meat may actually increase this efficiency. (Oct. 4, 2007)

Four departments get top billing for faculty productivity

Cornell's Departments of Food Science, Information Science, Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering are No. 1 in the country in their fields, according to the latest Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index. (Sept. 12, 2007)

An apple peel a day might keep cancer at bay, Cornell food science study finds

Cornell researchers have identified a dozen compounds in apple peel that either inhibit or kill cancer cells in laboratory cultures. Three of the compounds have not previously been described in the literature. (May 30, 2007)

Why tipsy flowers don't tip over: Booze stunts stem and leaves, but doesn't affect blossoms, study finds

Dilute solutions of alcohol -- though not beer or wine -- can reduce paperwhite growth by half but not affects its flowers, says William Miller, professor of horticulture and director of the Flower Bulb Research Program at Cornell. (March 31, 2006)