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AAP instructors’ Chisholm monument to rise in Brooklyn

A monument honoring Shirley Chisholm designed by two AAP instructors, both alumni, will soon rise in Brooklyn and is the first of five monuments that will honor women who’ve made an impact on New York City.

Vice provost keeps Cornell’s engagement mission vibrant and relevant

Katherine McComas, Ph.D. ’00, professor of communication in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, discusses her role as Cornell’s vice provost for engagement and land-grant affairs.

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$1.5M grant will link Dryden and Cornell trails

The Town of Dryden has been awarded a $1.5 million grant to help build a critical section of the 10.5-mile Dryden Rail Trail, including a proposed pedestrian bridge over Route 13, linking the proposed rail trail with Cornell Botanic Garden Natural Areas.

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UV light may be ripe to replace chemicals in fungus fight

Thanks to research led by Cornell AgriTech’s David Gadoury, farmers may no longer have to rely on fungicides to control powdery mildew, a rampant plant fungal disease.

Project designs success for local elementary students

Cornell undergraduates redesigned a Groton auxiliary classroom to inspire and support older elementary students in practicing intellectual, interpersonal and planetary responsibility.

Destructive plant pest thwarted by two native fungi

Cornell-led research reports that two local fungal pathogens could potentially curb an invasive insect that has New York vineyard owners on edge. 

Turning maple syrup forests into bird-friendly habitat

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is partnering with the Cornell Maple Program to help New York forests that produce maple syrup meet their full potential as bird habitat, sweetening the deal for both maple producers and birds.

Study to help heat-stressed dairy cows weather increasing temperatures

A Cornell project aims to identify a nutrition-based solution that improves dairy cows’ ability to adapt to extreme heat.

Cornell Tech’s Teacher in Residence program to expand in NYC

Cornell Tech’s Teacher in Residence program, which provides coaching to help public school teachers incorporate computer science into the school day, will expand into four additional schools in New York City.