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Google doodles Cornell message to extraterrestrials

Today’s Google doodle celebrates the 44th anniversary of humankind’s first intentional radio message to extraterrestrials, via the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, then managed by Cornell.

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Cornell faculty, leadership begin to tackle grand challenges

Global Grand Challenges Symposium brought together faculty, administrators and guests to discuss challenges on which Cornell should place emphasis and resources in 2019-2020.

Study reveals natural solutions to combat climate change

Annual greenhouse gas emissions from all U.S. vehicles could be absorbed by forests, wetlands and agricultural lands, according to new research.

Agricultural biotech advocates to share stories in D.C.

Global Leadership Fellows will be in Washington, D.C., Nov. 13-16 to share their stories with U.S. and international policymakers to attract support to advance agricultural innovation.

‘Lost’ lecture by Carl Sagan released in honor of his birthday

The Carl Sagan Institute is honoring Carl Sagan's 84th birthday by releasing a “lost” lecture Sagan delivered in 1994 at the symposium in honor.

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Global Grand Challenges event to spark faculty dialogue

Cross-campus gathering will focus on the biggest challenges facing the world, and help determine a theme on which the university will focus in the 2019-2020 academic year.

Cornell students honored at Clinton Global Initiative University

Twelve students and recent Cornell alumni attended the Clinton Global Initiative University Oct. 19-21 in Chicago.

Survey: mountain birds on an ‘escalator to extinction’

Warmer temperatures are pushing mountain-dwelling birds ever higher as they try to stay in their comfort zone, a new study finds.

World Agriculture Prize winner is Cornell partner

A plant geneticist from the University of Ghana who has partnered with Cornell of years won the 2018 World Agriculture Prize.