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Earth Day 2019: Cornell students teach kids to reduce plastic

Cornell students spent Earth Day outdoors at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C., teaching patrons how to mold plastic in a different way – by reduction.

Destructive plant pest thwarted by two native fungi

Cornell-led research reports that two local fungal pathogens could potentially curb an invasive insect that has New York vineyard owners on edge. 

Polson Institute to host food waste-reduction workshop

Cornell’s Polson Institute for Global Development will host “Reducing Campus Food Waste: Innovations and Ideas,” a lecture and workshop May 2-3 on campus.

3M partnership celebrated with new food safety lab

In April, Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and 3M, the Minnesota-based technology company, celebrated the renewal of their five-year partnership with the naming of the 3M Food Safety and Quality Lab, overseen by professor Randy Worobo.

BTI celebrates 40 years at Cornell

April 24 marked the 40th anniversary of the dedication ceremony for BTI’s current facilities on Cornell’s Ithaca campus. BTI’s researchers and staff celebrated the milestone.

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Cornell, Tamil Nadu to collaborate on climate-smart agriculture

An agreement signed in January between Cornell and the drought-stricken Indian state of Tamil Nadu has brought a delegation of engineers from India to Cornell for three days of learning about the latest in water resource management.

Rawlings scholars exhibit wide-ranging research

About three dozen Cornell seniors presented their undergraduate research at the 17th annual Hunter R. Rawlings III Research Scholars Senior Expo on April 17.

Students spend spring break studying agribusiness in Spain

Twenty-five students participated in the weeklong trip to the Catalonia region of Spain to visit livestock growing and processing operations, wineries and a hazelnut farm with three faculty advisers.

Turning maple syrup forests into bird-friendly habitat

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is partnering with the Cornell Maple Program to help New York forests that produce maple syrup meet their full potential as bird habitat, sweetening the deal for both maple producers and birds.