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Trash to treasure: Cornell’s pyrolysis kiln opens May 24

Cornell's new pyrolysis kiln opens May 24, when Johannes Lehmann, professor of soil science, will hold an open house 2-4 p.m., at the Leland Laboratory building.

Graduate student grants fund community-engaged projects

Engaged Graduate Student Grants will support 21 Cornell doctoral students and their community partners researching a range of topics. 

CURB galvanizes Puerto Rican students’ lab experience

Visiting students from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico honed their science skills by shadowing and working in laboratories across campus this semester.

Atkinson fellow talks conservation, farm bill in D.C.

Amanda Rodewald, professor of natural resources, spoke about the importance of the farm bill to conservation outcomes on a panel in Washington, D.C., May 11.

Cornell research is growing the hard cider industry in New York

Gregory Peck, assistant professor of horticulture, has been tapping cider’s full potential to grow New York state’s apple market.

Study reveals how pathogen proteins team up to defeat plants

Study describes for the first time how combinations of proteins combine to inhibit and sabotage the plant’s defenses, so a pathogen can infect its host.

Cornell’s impact in New York state

A new interactive website highlights how Cornell carries out its public mission through partnerships and service in New York state.

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Two Cornell-related teams chosen as ‘Reimagine the Canals’ finalists

Two Cornell teams are finalists in the Reimagine the Canals competition, a $2.5 million New York state contest that aspires to return the 200-year-old Erie Canal into an economic catalyst and tourism hotspot.

Helbling lab receives DOD funds to nix nasty chemicals from groundwater

Damian Helbling of civil and environmental engineering has received a three-year, $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to conduct research that may rid groundwater of toxic chemicals.