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Cornell launches New York solar farm study

Cornell researchers are studying solar leasing on farmland in New York to better understand the economic, legal, and community issues associated with solar energy initiatives.

$10B needed to avert COVID-19 hunger crisis, experts say

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, $10 billion is urgently needed to prevent millions more people becoming food insecure, according to a new report by Cornell and international partners.

Cornell supports legal challenge of U.S. visa restrictions

Cornell has joined an amicus brief supporting Harvard and MIT's challenge of a Trump administration directive that would deny visas to international students who take only online classes this fall.

Two doctoral alumnae named Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows

Two doctoral alumnae have been named 2020 Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Public Fellows.

Listeria protein provides a CRISPR ‘kill switch’

A single protein derived from a common strain of bacteria found in the soil will offer scientists a more precise way to edit RNA, according to new Cornell food science research.

Pollack: Culture of shared responsibility key to fall success

Along with an aggressive virus testing program, Cornell will work to develop a culture of shared responsibility to promote compliance with public health guidelines this fall, President Martha E. Pollack said July 9 during a virtual forum sponsored by the Employee Assembly.

Study Away option supports international students

International students unable to return to New York this fall have the option to live and learn on-site at more than a dozen academic partner institutions worldwide while taking Cornell classes remotely.  

New book echoes conference on classics, media theory

A new edited volume, “Classics and Media Theory,” features work by participants in “Siren Echoes,” a media studies conference held at Cornell.

Soil Health Center goes virtual at Empire Farm Days

When this year’s Empire Farm Days – the largest outdoor agricultural trade show in the Northeast – was forced online July 29-31 due to COVID-19, organizers from the Soil Health Center quickly transformed events into a virtual format.

Milky Way neutron star pair illuminates cosmic cataclysms

A pair of binary neutron stars in the Milky Way galaxy – discovered by a pulsar survey developed at Cornell – is giving researchers a front-row seat what may be the stars’ eventual cataclysmic merger.

Climate change forces farmers to pick low yields or instability

Some farmers will be facing a difficult conundrum amid climate change, according to a new study by researchers from Cornell and Washington State universities: either increasingly experience revenue volatility, or choose a more predictable decrease in crop yields.

Task force fills food gaps for families

With families struggling to put food on the table during the pandemic, the Tompkins County COVID-19 Food Task Force hosted a free food pickup and delivery for more than 800 individuals, in 216 households, July 7 and 8.

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