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NY high schoolers dig into food security issues

New York state high school students came to campus June 29 for the New York Youth Institute, an ambitious program that aims to build a core of young leaders to battle hunger around the world.

Engineers test device for monitoring NY state park water quality

Ruth Richardson, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, this summer is testing a water-monitoring system that could cut the time state swim areas are closed from 30 hours to 90 minutes.

Career Explorations puts future in 4-H'ers hands

More than 500 middle and high school students from across New York gathered at Cornell’s Ithaca campus June 26-28 to participate in workshops taught by Cornell faculty, staff and graduate students during the annual 4-H Career Explorations conference.

Scientists sic samurai wasps on stink bugs

Cornell researchers have released samurai wasps on 24 farms throughout New York to test how well they control brown marmorated stink bugs, an agricultural and household pest.

ILR teaches employment rights at correctional facility

Every other Friday, individuals incarcerated at the Queensboro Correctional Facility take the Know Your Employment Rights course on employment rights taught by the ILR Labor and Employment Law Program.

Sustainable economic strategies spur engaged research interest

Erie County officials shared initiatives focused on sustainability and economic growth, quality of life and building strong communities with faculty at a recent roundtable.

African lawyers gain expertise at death penalty institute

Cornell Law School’s Makwanyane Institute welcomed 14 African lawyers to campus, where they’ll get intensive training to represent those facing the death penalty in Africa.

'Oculi' pavilion opens to public at NYC arts festival

Connecting upstate and downstate, urban and rural, a pavilion made from reused metal grain bins opened to the public June 23 on Governors Island in lower New York Harbor. Four Cornell faculty members collaborated on the project with a team including students and alumni.

Veterinary pathologists bolster NY crime-fighting efforts

Recognition of the link between human and animal abuse has helped spur a slowly growing system for investigating and prosecuting crimes against animals. Cornell veterinary pathologists play a key role, performing necropsies and delivering expert testimony.