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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.

Gender-equality champion wins Borlaug award for ag research

Hale Ann Tufan, adjunct assistant professor in CALS and a leading advocate for gender equality as a central tenet of crop improvement, has won the 2019 Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application.

Cornell partners with Purdue on global food safety

Cornell is teaming with Purdue University to establish the first Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety, which aims to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges in agriculture and food insecurity.