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Cornell returns collection of rare fungi to China

University delegates returned a rare collection of fungi to China Nov. 7, 70 years after it was smuggled out of the country and brought to Cornell for safekeeping. (Nov. 12, 2009)

At first Ithaca-Qatar debate, teams argue tobacco funding

At the first Cornell intercampus debate Nov. 4, students from Ithaca debated Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar students in Doha about funding from tobacco companies. The Cornell-Ithaca team won. (Nov. 12, 2009)

Cornell releases predator beetle to battle hemlock pest

Cornell researchers released a well-studied beetle predator to test its ability to ward off a hemlock-killing aphid-like insect. (Nov. 10, 2009)

Nitrogen loss threatens desert plant life, study shows

Cornell researchers have discovered that heat leads to nitrogen loss in desert soils, a finding that may require climate change models to be altered. (Nov. 5, 2009)

Cornell Dining serves up Cornell-grown produce

This fall Cornell is taking the 'local foods' concept to a whole new level by buying corn, potatoes, squash and ornamental gourds directly from Cornell's farms. (Nov. 4, 2009)

Cornell receives nearly $850,000 to improve specialty crops

With the grants, researchers will examine pest and disease management techniques, crop productivity and plant health in New York's specialty crops sector, which generates $1.3 billion annually. (Nov. 2, 2009)

New center to bring CU agricultural innovations to China

A Sept. 24 agreement between Cornell and China will increase Cornell researchers' understanding of real problems in China and help China benefit from Cornell's agricultural expertise. (Oct. 27, 2009)

Student inventions -- artificial tissue networks and a skull base sealer -- honored in competition

Artificial tissues with an embedded vascular system and a skull base sealer were two Cornell student inventions honored as finalists in the 2009 Collegiate Inventors Competition in Chicago, Oct. 18-20. (Oct. 21, 2009)

CALS struts its stuff at New York Farm Days in D.C.

A College of Agriculture and Life Sciences exhibition at New York Farm Days Oct. 7 featured the college's undergraduate teaching programs that prepare leaders for the state's agricultural industries. (Oct. 19, 2009)