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Biologist helps place starfish on critically endangered list

With a recent 90% decline in population, sunflower sea stars – once ubiquitous all along the Pacific Coast, from Mexico to Alaska – may be on the brink of extinction. 

Experts: To save public health, release immigration detainees

Immigrants in detention centers have a heightened risk of COVID-19 infection, and detainees should be released into their communities, according to a report co-authored by a pair of Cornell researchers.

Cornell-led panel releases report on agri-food innovation

To deflect future world food crises created by climate change, a Cornell-led international group has created a road map for global agricultural and food systems innovation.

Ground broken in Chile for alum-backed telescope

The groundbreaking for the Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope took place in Chile on Nov. 27.

Food scientists mentor international COVID-19 task force

Food businesses and consumers coping with COVID-19 impacts in five countries in Asia and Africa now have access to customized resources, and experts mentored by the Institute for Food Safety at Cornell University.

Cornell Atkinson seeks nominations for Earthshot Prize

Cornell Atkinson is soliciting nominations for The Earthshot Prize, a new global award supported by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to tackle the world’s biggest environmental challenges.

South Asia, Latin America ‘flashpoints’ of global care markets

South Asia and Latin America share a commonality as two epicenters of migrant care work and the globalized reproductive market, according to scholars Anindita Banerjee and Debra Castillo.

Two alumni named Schwarzman Scholars

Alexander Li ’20 and Haotian (Roger) Cui ’19 were elected to join the sixth cohort of Schwarzman Scholars, a program that nurtures future global leaders.

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Studies offer tips on lessening spaceflight-related risk

Space travel, illnesses like COVID-19 and climbing Mount Everest can trigger the body’s stress response systems in similar ways, according to new studies by Weill Cornell Medicine, space agencies and other investigators.