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New Lab of Ornithology leader brings sustainability that unites

Evolutionary biologist Ian Owens envisions building broad coalitions that unite government, industry and an engaged public, and making sustainability the focus of his work.

Software tool breathes life into post-COVID office airflow

As offices spring back to life, interior space designers and architects will soon have an easy planning tool to efficiently diagram workplace airflow.

International development scholar Phil McMichael retires

Phil McMichael, whose decades of research into equitable, sustainable, and just food systems reshaped development thinking, will become emeritus professor of global development on July 1.

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‘Go-getter’ director nurtures McGovern incubator to maturity

When Lou Walcer ’74 stepped into the new business incubator in Weill Hall 10 years ago, he saw opportunity. Now, the center has enjoyed a decade of success.

New Faculty Directors to Support Research and Training at Cornell Atkinson

Cornell Atkinson welcomes new faculty directors to advance research efforts, strengthen cross-college collaborations, and guide development of new programs. 

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Recycling next-generation solar panels fosters green planet

Designing a recycling strategy for a new generation of photovoltaic solar cells will add a strong dose of environmental friendliness to a green industry.

Facing our urban future: what to expect

Hundreds of Cornellians in cities and communities around the world tuned in during Virtual Reunion 2021 to hear from a panel of experts about The Future of Cities.

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Cornell Atkinson awards $1.8 million to fund vital collaborations

Cornell Atkinson has awarded eleven Academic Venture Fund (AVF) seed grants for research by 40 faculty researchers representing eight Cornell colleges and 19 academic departments. The 2021 awards span 11 countries on five…

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Cornell researchers spur scientists to play bigger role in future Clean-Water policy

The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced it would begin repealing former President Trump’s changes to Clean Water Act rules. For two Atkinson Center fellows, the announcement isn’t just something to celebrate; it’s a call to action. 

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