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Faculty stir up solutions at climate change forum

About 100 faculty members and graduate students from fields ranging from the physical and natural sciences to economics and the humanities gathered March 28 at the Interdisciplinary Climate Change Forum.

President Martinelli of Panama to lecture on campus

President of Panama Ricardo Martinelli will deliver a public lecture April 11, sign a memorandum of understanding and meet with students and faculty.

Compost helps restore soil in arid region of China

Cornell researchers have tested their method to restore agricultural land in China by adding components into the soil and collecting water to make the most of meager rainfall supplies.

Wealth imbalances, lack of structure drive economic crisis

Alumni and faculty panelists speaking in Washington, D.C., March 19 identified the heart of the world financial crisis: severe imbalances of wealth.

Photography changed stories of Weimar Germany, professor says

Photographic images, with their immediacy and ability to convey highly complex narratives, had a powerful impact on storytelling in Weimar Germany, said Patrizia McBride, at a colloquium March 5.

In triplicate, genes make maize tolerant to toxic soil

Rendering some of the world’s toxic soils moot, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research and Cornell researchers are learning to grow stress-tolerant crops on formerly non-farmable land.

New method makes puffed rice pop with more nutrients

Puffed rice just got more snap, crackle and pop, thanks to a new method for making puffed rice that retains nutrients and allows producers to fortify cereals with vitamins and protein.

Female farmers are growing in importance in global development

Commemorating International Women's Day March 8, a panel moderated by Catherine Bertini, World Food Prize laureate, examined consequences of the increasing role of women in agriculture in the developing world.

New York's fossil fuel: Gone with the wind, water and sun

Converting New York's energy sources from natural gas, coal and fossil fuel to wind, water and sunlight by 2030 will stabilize electricity prices, reduce power demand and create thousands of jobs.