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Researchers seek alternatives to Mekong River hydropower dam

Researchers worked with the Cambodian government to explore alternatives to a potentially devastating dam planned along the Mekong River.

Book investigates resilience in the face of chronic poverty

A new book, “The Economics of Poverty Traps,” co-edited by Cornell agricultural and development economist Chris Barrett, highlights cutting-edge research on the mechanisms that keep people entrenched in poverty.

Cornell-led workshop Dec. 11 strives to transcend borders with science

Science for the greater global good earns a spotlight at the AGU meeting in Washington, D.C., as Cornell’s Karim-Aly Kassam will co-lead a full morning on science diplomacy at a workshop, on Dec. 11.

Six on faculty receive Einaudi Center grants for international work

The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies awarded grants to faculty to support new collaborative research on international topics and fund workshops or other activities.

Fabrication of powerful telescope begins

Fabrication of the Cerro Chajnantor Atacama Telescope-prime, a powerful telescope capable of mapping the sky at submillimeter and millimeter wavelengths, has begun.

Students spark Ghanaian high schoolers’ interest in computer science

A team of students and faculty has organized a coding program to inspire interest in computer science among high schoolers in Ghana, where students must choose majors before they enter university and can’t switch once they’re enrolled.

Grants help graduate students to do research around the world

Twenty-six Cornell graduate students have won more than $42,000 in fall 2018 Research Travel Grants, which provide students up to $2,000 to conduct thesis or dissertation research.

Rethinking revenues at health care nonprofits

A new study by Sachin Gupta upends the conventional thinking about revenue streams at health care nonprofits. His new study suggests outreach clinics aimed at poor patients attract paying patients as well.

GM eggplant can reduce pesticide use in Bangladesh

Replicated field trials comparing genetically modified eggplant with their non-GM counterparts in Bangladesh have confirmed the Bt gene confers almost total protection against pests.