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Summer Scoop is hard to top – unless it’s with sprinkles

Summertime means sunshine, warmth and outdoor fun. And for the staff, faculty and students of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, it means free ice cream at Summer Scoop.

Essentials

Construction projects earn LEED gold, silver honors

Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine has earned gold and silver glory, all in the name of green.

Program expands to help Latin American growers

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Produce Safety Alliance has recently expanded its efforts in order to help Latin American growers adhere to U.S. federal safety regulations.

Synthetic joint lubricant holds promise for osteoarthritis

A new type of treatment for osteoarthritis, currently in canine clinical trials, shows promise for eventual use in humans.

Gender-sensitive farmer training program transforms Kenya’s rural households

Gender trainings sponsored by Cornell’s Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat project are changing attitudes in East Africa and empowering women to take greater control of household farming activities.

Collaboration showcases creativity of whale songs

This spring, senior music lecturer Annie Lewandowski worked with Google Creative Lab on a project to develop artificial intelligence that can recognize patterns in humpback whale songs.

Do more for birds, not less, Rodewald tells Congress

Amanda Rodewald, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s senior director of conservation science, testified to the House of Representatives’ Committee on Natural Resources on the importance of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

Cross-class collaboration combines cloud computing with ag

In a new collaboration, students from Dairy Herd Management teamed up with students in Topics in Cloud Computing to learn how to work together to develop the kinds of digital tools that could reshape farming.

Awards fund innovations in digital agriculture

Projects ranging from a soil-swimming robot that can sense conditions in the root zone in real time to computational models that can predict produce spoilage received seed funds from the Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture’s new Research Innovation Fund.