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Dairy, food safety expert James White dies at 101

James C. White ‘39, Ph.D. ’44, professor emeritus in the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, died Oct. 2 at his home in Ithaca.

Freshman recognized for irrigation project with Nepalese women

For her work on color-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.

Faculty receive funding to study organic foods

Researchers have been granted nearly $1.4 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for research to bolster the success of organic farmers.

UN climate report author: ambitious actions needed to slow global warming

Natalie Mahowald, professor of earth and atmospheric sciences, discusses her role as a lead author of the U.N. “Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius.”

Veterinarian leads implementation of international biobank standards

Dr. Marta Castelhano, senior research associate with the College of Veterinary Medicine, leads international efforts to standardize biobanks' safety.

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.

Conference considers a global plant steeped in meaning

The public conference "Tea High and Low: Elixir, Exploitation and Ecology” will examine the world's most popular drink after water.

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. 

New data science, computational biology departments span colleges

The university is launching two new multicollege departments – one in statistics and data science, and one in computational biology – to meet evolving research needs, encourage collaboration, and improve the quality of teaching and learning in these increasingly essential fields.