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Carl Sagan’s ‘Cosmos’ legacy lives on in new series

Forty years after astronomer Carl Sagan helped people explore space through his “Cosmos” television series, a new season of scientific adventures will air on the National Geographic Channel, beginning March 9.

Students swap skills to seek solutions at digital ag hackathon

Students in fields ranging from computer science and engineering to business, agriculture and animal science convened at the second Digital Agriculture Hackathon, Feb. 28-March 1, with a shared purpose: to combine their disparate skills to brainstorm ways to make the world a better place.

Food scientists slice time off salmonella identification process

Researchers from Cornell and the Mars Global Food Safety Center can complete whole-genome sequencing to determine salmonella serotypes in two hours and the whole identification process within eight hours.

NYSERDA grants $1.65M to Cornell for carbon footprint, energy reductions

NYSERDA will give Cornell $1.65 million in incentives for energy studies and project work to develop a smaller carbon footprint for campus, toward the university’s net-zero carbon goal by 2035.

Six on faculty receive Google research awards

Projects aiming to combat online harassment of women and improve the computer models used to predict disease were among the five at Cornell to receive 2019-2020 Google Faculty Research Awards.

Organizers raising the stakes for Giving Day 2020

March 12 will mark Cornell’s sixth Giving Day, a 24-hour fundraising celebration in which Cornellians come together to support the areas they care most deeply about – and engage in some friendly competition.

Student-designed banners installed in Collegetown

The Collegetown Small Business Alliance – in partnership with Cornell, the city of Ithaca and others – has created a new light pole banner program in Collegetown. The banners were designed by Sheri Guo ’22.

New funding to support male contraception studies

Most birth control options rely on women to manage, but promising Cornell research from the lab of Paula Cohen, professor of genetics in the College of Veterinary Medicine, may be changing the game by tackling male contraception.

Researchers pinpoint mechanism controlling cell protein traffic

In recent years, researchers in the lab of Hening Lin discovered enzymes that remove chemical modifications – “codes” used for cell signaling – from proteins.

CCE educators help farmers meet new produce safety codes

Trained Cornell Cooperative Extension agents teamed with New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets personnel across the state to offer free and confidential on-farm readiness reviews to insure that farmers can meet new produce safety standards.

Lehmann, alum artificially age tech waste for new exhibit

Soil scientist Johannes Lehmann and Nathaniel Stern ’99 collaborated on experimental pyrolysis techniques to “age” modern technology and media – cellphones, laptops, tablets, floppy disks – for Stern’s art exhibit in Milwaukee.

CALS-ILR leadership skills workshop is March 24-25

The “Leadership Skills for Success” workshop, March 24-25 in the Stocking Hall Conference Center, promises to help participants develop the critical communication and supervisory skills needed to build and lead their teams.