4-H bestows Gov. Hochul with Distinguished Alumni Medallion

National 4-H Council awarded New York Gov. Kathy Hochul its Distinguished Alumni Medallion. Cornell Cooperative Extension runs the venerable youth program throughout the state.

Richard Ledford, champion of NYS dairy industry, dies at 90

Richard Allison Ledford, whose work in food microbiology contributed to New York’s booming dairy and yogurt industries, died Oct. 9, 2021, in Flat Rock, North Carolina. He was 90.

Students bring animal science to the public

This summer, visitors to Ithaca’s Sciencenter, a hands-on children’s museum, took part in a special exhibit made possible by a new collaboration between the museum, the State University of New York College at Cortland and Cornell’s Department of Animal Science.

Study identifies gut bacteria that regulate cholesterol

A new study finds that certain species of bacteria in the gut interact with and help balance levels of dietary cholesterol by using it to create a molecule that plays important roles in human health.

Digitization program calls for applications

Making a difference one digital collection at a time, the library's grants program partners with faculty and Ph.D. students.

Around Cornell

Seeds of survival: Botanic Gardens honors the Black experience

The exhibition includes an outdoor plant display, audio tour and an indoor exhibit, all describing plants that are significant to the Black experience in the Americas dating back to the transatlantic slave trade.

Cornell group to comb data from Lake Superior sailing drones

Seafaring drones soon will allow Cornell scientists to examine the abundance and distribution of forage fish – like zooplankton and shrimp – that nourish species higher on the food chain.

PlantGENE to catalyze plant biotechnology improvement

New community-driven network of plant biotechnologists will improve plant transformation capacity, addressing a major bottleneck in plant science needed to feed a booming global population during an era of climate change.

Cornell AgriTech at 140: Growing a more resilient future

The New York State Agricultural Experiment Station – now known as Cornell AgriTech – celebrates it's growth and accomplishments since opening in 1882.