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CALS dean joins CCE podcast to talk leading through extension

Benjamin Houlton, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, shares his vision for the university’s land grant mission on Cornell Cooperative Extension’s latest “Extension Out Loud” podcast.

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Jenny Goldstein named faculty fellow at Cornell Center for Social Sciences

Jenny Goldstein, an assistant professor of global development in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has been named a 2021-22 faculty fellow in the Cornell Center for Social Sciences to develop an ambitious research project focused on environmental rehabilitation in Indonesia.

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How human behavior is reshaping the world

As an environmental sociologist and professor of global development, Jack Zinda is analyzing global challenges surrounding relationships between human groups and environments from rural communities in China to metropolitan areas straddling the Hudson River in New York State. 

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Porciello to join journal editorial committee at Data & Policy

Jaron Porciello, an information and data scientist in the Department of Global Development, has been named as an area editor for Data & Policy, an open access journal dedicated to the potential of data science to address important policy challenges.

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Seminar series addresses grand challenge of climate change

University-wide seminar provides important views on the critical issue of climate change, drawing from many perspectives and disciplines.

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Cornell, WWF to co-host event on preventing pandemics

Cornell and WWF will host a virtual conference Feb. 23 focused on the link between humans and wildlife, and the subsequent prevention of future pandemics.

Biofortified foods fuel healthy microbiome, combat malnutrition

New research from Elad Tako, associate professor of food science, shows that iron and zinc in biofortified foods, such as beans and wheat, can improve the health of gut bacteria and reduce the risk of malnutrition.

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Gift supports Cornell’s Tanzanian cassava efforts

A $2.65 million gift to support Cornell and partner research in Tanzania will improve distribution of new and more resistant varieties of cassava while empowering women and marginalized groups in the East African nation.

NYS farm outlook: scarce labor, higher wages in ’21

Richard Stup, agricultural workforce specialist, analyzed the key issues facing New York state farmers this year during Dyson's 2021 Agricultural and Food Business Outlook Conference, held virtually Jan. 25.