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Journalist to discuss origins, impact of opioid crisis

Sam Quinones, a former reporter for the Los Angeles Times known for covering immigration, drug trafficking and gang violence, will speak on the origins and impacts of the opioid epidemic Wednesday, Nov. 7, in Call Auditorium.

Nobel laureate to give Racker Lecture Nov. 15

Nobel laureate Richard Axel will talk on “Scents and Sensibility: Representations of the Olfactory World in the Brain” Nov. 15.

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.

New Weill Cornell Medicine investigators hunt for HIV cure

As therapies for HIV have advanced to help many patients control the infection as a chronic disease, investigators and patients have set their sights on a new goal: finding a cure. Drs. Douglas Nixon and Brad Jones have recently joined Weill Cornell Medicine in the hopes of accelerating that hunt.

Freshman recognized for irrigation project with Nepalese women

For her work on solar-powered irrigation with Nepalese women, Cornell freshman Isabella Culotta received the 2018 Elaine Szymoniak Award at the 2018 World Food Prize Laureate Award Ceremony in Des Moines, Iowa.

Cornellians use their education to serve fellow Africans

Cornellians Stephen Mugo, Ph.D. ’99, and former postdoctoral student Sylvester Oikeh came full circle recently when they returned to the university Oct. 7 to share the story of how they’ve used their education for humanitarian purposes in Africa.

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Data project to support smallholder farmers with goal of ending hunger

An initiative with Cornell leadership seeks to use data to fight food insecurity and map out what these solutions cost.

New study finds harmful pesticides lurking in NY homes

New research from the College of Human Ecology examines the extent of indoor pesticide pollution in New York state rural homes.

Digital agriculture initiative to tackle food security challenges

In response to the call to action for feeding an ever-growing global population, the Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture is taking a multidisciplinary approach to the complex challenge.