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Atkinson's Academic Venture Fund awards $1.5M to 12 projects

The Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future’s Academic Venture Fund has awarded $1.5 million to a range of projects that will provide sustainable solutions around the world, from the Finger Lakes to the Pamir Mountains in Central Asia.

NY high schoolers dig into food security issues

New York state high school students came to campus June 29 for the New York Youth Institute, an ambitious program that aims to build a core of young leaders to battle hunger around the world.

$900K USDA grant will further study of food physics and manufacturing

Ashim Datta, professor in biological and environmental engineering, has secured a $905,000 grant from the USDA to deepen his study of the physics of food processing.

Fern’s sequenced genome holds environmental promise

A tiny fern may provide global impact for sinking atmospheric carbon dioxide and fixing nitrogen in agriculture, as its genome was sequenced by a Boyce Thompson Institute and Cornell scientist.

Career Explorations puts future in 4-H'ers hands

More than 500 middle and high school students from across New York gathered at Cornell’s Ithaca campus June 26-28 to participate in workshops taught by Cornell faculty, staff and graduate students during the annual 4-H Career Explorations conference.

Scientists sic samurai wasps on stink bugs

Cornell researchers have released samurai wasps on 24 farms throughout New York to test how well they control brown marmorated stink bugs, an agricultural and household pest.

Food scientists turn cheddar orange in a green whey

Cornell food scientists have found a direct infusion process to give cheddar cheese its consumer-pleasing orange color, without affecting the whey.

Dairy farmer Nate Chittenden receives first Hometown Alumni Award

To see why Nate Chittenden ’00 was the perfect choice to receive the inaugural Cornell University Hometown Alumni Award, you had to look no further than the beaming community of family, neighbors and friends who came to honor him June 23 in Stuyvesant, New York.

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Mobile consulate services aid NY farmworkers

The Cornell Farmworker Program helped more than 400 Guatemalans from across the state receive services from the Guatemalan mobile consulate.