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Educating a new generation of African cassava breeders

Ph.D.-level plant breeders now come from 16 countries in West Africa, where Cornell contributes to educating them as the next generation of plant breeders in Africa.

New food policies could take the bite out of India's malnutrition

Agricultural economist Prabhu Pingali says India should fight its population's malnutrition by subsidizing more nutritious foods, like legumes, millets, fruits and vegetables, rather than only staple grains like rice and wheat.

Climate scientists create Caribbean drought atlas

Cornell atmospheric scientists have developed the first-of-its-kind, high-resolution Caribbean drought atlas, while they say the region's 2013-16 drought may hint at climate change.

Summer in Madrid program transforms students

At the end of the school year, a group of Cornell students sets off for Spain with Cornell professors for the six-week Summer in Madrid program, which transforms their outlook.

Collaboration across (baseball) fields leads to Amazonian rivers

An ambitious project that deploys big data and uses machine learning to understand the ecological impacts of hydropower dams in the Amazon Basin started in a mundane enough setting: on the sidelines at youth baseball games.

Kaushik Basu leads International Economic Association

Kaushik Basu, the C. Marks Professor of International Studies and professor of economics, began his three-year term as president of the International Economic Association June 23.

Cornell to team with IBM to protect global milk supply

Cornell and IBM announced a joint research project June 23 that will use genetic sequencing and big-data analyses to help keep the global milk supply safe.

Musicologist Alejandro Madrid receives Dent Medal

Alejandro L. Madrid, professor of music, has been awarded the Royal Musical Association's Dent Medal. He is the first Latin American winner of the award, which has been given since 1961.

Rising seas could result in 2 billion refugees by 2100

In the year 2100, more than 2 billion people - those who live on islands or along coasts - could become climate change refugees due to rising sea levels, according to Cornell researchers.