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Book profiles Jewish director as a leader in Egyptian cinema

In her new book, “Togo Mizrahi and the Making of Egyptian Cinema,” professor Deborah Starr reintroduces Mizrahi’s films and career, arguing that he and his work deserve a prominent place in Egyptian cinema history.

Centers of Innovation will spur global crop development

Cornell’s Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement announces $4 million in funding to launch four Centers of Innovation aimed at developing more resilient, nutritious crops.

NSF to fund study on far-reaching algal bloom impacts

The NSF has awarded a $1.5 million grant for Cornell researchers to study the health dangers, changes in the lake food web and socioeconomic challenges when these algal blooms produce toxins.

Breakthrough telescope in Chile renamed for benefactor alum

The powerful new telescope being built for a high-elevation site in Chile by a consortium of U.S., German and Canadian academic institutions, led by Cornell, has a new name: the Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope.

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New app a lifeline for eggplant farmers in Bangladesh

A new app co-developed by Cornell researchers is expected to streamline information-sharing, during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, for farmers in Bangladesh growing genetically engineered eggplant.

Democracy 20/20 webinar to assess ‘deep state’

The fourth event in the Democracy 20/20 webinar series, “Destroying or Deploying the ‘Deep State’,” Sept. 18 from 2–3:15 p.m., will examine how the capacity and professionalism of the federal government has fared over the past four years.

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Project to examine digital agriculture from many angles

Jaron Porciello in the Department of Global Development is exploring barriers to the widespread adoption of digital agriculture tools through a grant from USAID and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Giving to Cornell surges despite challenging times

Alumni, parents, and friends came together to support Cornell students and stay connected during fiscal year 2020 despite numerous challenging factors, including a global pandemic and economic crisis.

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In face of crisis, equitable farming systems grow in Nigeria

As millions of Nigerian farmers flee the militant group Boko Haram, a Cornell-trained Nigerian scientist is providing support to create a more profitable, equitable future – especially for the many farmers who are women.