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AI helps shrink Amazon dams’ greenhouse gas emissions

A Cornell-led team has developed a computational model that uses artificial intelligence to find the most sustainable configurations of hydropower dam sites in the Amazon basin.

Professor delivers sustainability report to UN secretary-general

The U.N.’s Global Sustainable Development Goals report – prepared by independent scientists, including Cornell’s Parfait M. Eloundou-Enyegue – was delivered Sept. 10 to the U.N. Secretary-General.

Book examines political barriers to taxation in Latin America

“The Political Economy of Taxation in Latin America,” a new book edited by associate professor Gustavo Flores-Macías, examines how decades of tax reform in Latin America have done little to stem the tide of widespread tax evasion there.

Deployment of plant genes critical to safeguarding wheat

To safeguard the world’s wheat crops, disease-resistance genes must be deployed in an informed way, according to Maricelis Acevedo, adjunct professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Einaudi Center appoints new director

The Einaudi Center for International Studies has appointed Rachel Beatty Riedl as its new director; Riedl will also join the Cornell faculty as the John S. Knight Professor of International Studies in the Department of Government.

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Cornell welcomes talented Class of 2023

The 3,218 first-year students arriving on campus Aug. 23-24 bring a diversity of experiences, backgrounds and accomplishments to Cornell.

Global partnership plots path forward for Egyptian agriculture

An Egyptian delegation that included that country’s minister of agriculture gathered on campus in early August as part of the Cornell-led Center of Excellence for Agriculture in Egypt.

Atmospheric winds carry nutrients from Africa to Amazon

Buoyed by an atmospheric “superhighway,” smoke from lightning-sparked African savanna and forest fires deposit unexpectedly large amounts of nutrient-rich phosphorus in a river basin an ocean away.

Grants create engagement opportunities for students

The Office of Engagement Initiatives has awarded $1,307,580 in Engaged Curriculum Grants to 25 teams of faculty and community partners that are integrating community engagement into majors and minors across the university.