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Climate change adaptation requires Indigenous knowledge

Karim-Aly Kassam is leading a project that brings together Indigenous and rural communities and scholars from across the globe to develop ecological calendars that integrate local cultural systems with seasonal indicators.

Free online course teaches agricultural resilience

A new online course opens opportunities for scientists and agricultural development professionals to blend technical skills with the most advanced findings in social sciences.

Fellowship program enhances opportunities in crop improvement for students from underrepresented backgrounds

A new graduate fellowship program will support students from Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) to become next-generation leaders in global crop improvement.

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Global Development welcomes MPS class of 2022

This year's MPS in Global Development program will provide in-depth training to more than two dozen students who are mid-career professionals, scholars and aspiring development professionals from more than ten countries across the globe.

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Critical Development Studies seminar series to confront historical injustices of international development

The new Critical Development Studies provides a deep and critical analysis of the history, practices and structural inequalities of international development.  

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In wake of UN climate report, students promote resilience

From quantifying climate vulnerability in Haiti to documenting the ecological calendars of Indigenous and rural communities, Cornell student projects aim to reduce climate impacts around the world.

Regional partnership supports UN sustainability program

The Finger Lakes Energy Compact is part of a new international initiative overseen by the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals Program. The compact will combine Cornell’s research initiatives and campus efforts in renewable energy and energy efficiency with the City of Ithaca and the Town of Ithaca’s ambitions for a Green New Deal.

Cornell informs, takes action on Afghanistan

As the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan unfolded, two events kept pace brought Afghan and congressional national security experts to the campus conversation.  

COVID-19 slows birth rate in U.S., Europe

Births declined 7.1% in the United States during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Cornell-led study just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.