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Cornell team wins intercollegiate dairy challenge

A team from Cornell received a first-place 'Platinum Award' at the ninth annual North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge, held April 9-10, in Visalia, Calif. (April 14, 2010)

Vines and wines program launches quarterly e-newsletter

Cornell's viticulture and enology program has launched a free e-newsletter called 'Appellation Cornell' that will cover news about research, meetings and workshops, among other topics.

Butcher, Ley receive Hartwell research awards

Jonathan Butcher and Ruth Ley have received Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Awards, which provide a total of $300,000 over three years of direct research costs. (April 5, 2010)

Four years later, stolen Dairy Bar calf comes home to mama

The Dairy Bar's mascots, a fiberglass cow and calf, were stolen in August 2006; the cow was returned to the Hoy Field pitcher's mound in late November that year. (April 1, 2010)

New test assesses impact of gas drilling, pipeline construction on soil health

Researchers have developed the Cornell Soil Health Test to evaluate soil response to management on different types of land. It's intended to assess changes due to gas drilling work. (March 31, 2010)

New guides available to help farmers grow organically

New York State Integrated Pest Management Program at Cornell has produced nine free guides for farmers that provide information on how to grow certified organic produce. (March 29, 2010)

Max Pfeffer named senior associate dean in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Max Pfeffer, chair of the Department of Development Sociology, has been appointed senior associate dean in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. (March 22, 2010)

'Smart' nanoparticles identify, target and kill cancer cells

Another weapon in the arsenal against cancer has been invented at Cornell: nanoparticles that identify, target and kill specific cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone. (March 9, 2010)

Innovative livestock insurance program launched in Kenya

A newly launched insurance program designed by Cornell postdoctoral researcher Sommarat Chantarat and colleagues could help herders in northern Kenya climb out of poverty. (March 2, 2010)