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Green practices can negate climate emissions on NY farms

New York agriculture has the capacity to mitigate its own greenhouse gas emissions, two Cornell researchers say in a state-funded report commissioned by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.

World Economic Forum features history professor’s analysis

The World Economic Forum’s Strategic Intelligence website has tapped Nicholas Mulder, assistant professor of history, to share his expertise in geo-economics.

Quarantine hackathon aims to improve student life

During HackOurCampus, students waiting for their COVID-19 test results will develop products aimed at improving college life during the pandemic.

Higher-ed consortium partners on renewable energy

Cornell is among 21 higher-education institutions in New York submitting a collaborative request for proposals to purchase renewable electric energy from sources built over the next 2 ½ years in New York state.

Historic insect collection to modernize by going virtual

As director and head curator of the Cornell University Insect Collection, Corrie Moreau has numerous tasks on her to-do list, including one that could last her entire career: digitizing the collection’s 7 million specimens.

Boor tours dairy farm with Rep. Brindisi, touts ag research

New York Congressman Anthony Brindisi met Aug. 10 with farmers and agricultural thought leaders – including Kathryn Boor ’80, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences – for a tour of E-Z Acres dairy farm in Homer.

Study: Machine learning can predict market behavior

Machine learning can assess the effectiveness of mathematical tools used to predict the movements of financial markets, according to new Cornell research.

Mettler explores threats to US democracy in new book

In “Four Threats,” a new book co-authored by government professor Suzanne Mettler, the authors not only assert that history repeats itself – they also identify the underlying causes of democracy destabilization.

Male entitlement hurts women, Manne writes in new book

Kate Manne, an associate professor of philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences, tackles male entitlement in her second book, “Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women,” released Aug. 11.

Grant will fund study into COVID outcome disparities in NYC

Weill Cornell Medicine’s Clinical and Translational Science Center has been awarded a two-year, $1.5 million NIH grant to investigate how social and biological factors help determine COVID-19 outcomes in New York City patients.

Demographics data helps predict NY flood insurance claims

In flood-prone areas of the Hudson River valley in New York state, census areas with more white and affluent home owners tend to file a higher percentage of flood insurance claims than lower-income, minority residents, according to a new study. 

In 3D simulation, shoppers prefer stores with more distancing

New York City residents are four times more likely to choose a store where shoppers respect 6 feet of distancing than one where no one is social distancing, according to a Cornell experiment using 3D simulation.