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Seminar series addresses grand challenge of climate change

University-wide seminar provides important views on the critical issue of climate change, drawing from many perspectives and disciplines.

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Biofortified foods fuel healthy microbiome, combat malnutrition

New research from Elad Tako, associate professor of food science, shows that iron and zinc in biofortified foods, such as beans and wheat, can improve the health of gut bacteria and reduce the risk of malnutrition.

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Gift supports Cornell’s Tanzanian cassava efforts

A $2.65 million gift to support Cornell and partner research in Tanzania will improve distribution of new and more resistant varieties of cassava while empowering women and marginalized groups in the East African nation.

Migration not seen as solution by those in flood zones

In coastal regions of the Philippines, ties to the community motivate most people to stay in their homes despite the risks of frequent, severe floods, Cornell research finds.

Dimensional Energy emerges as $20M Carbon X Prize finalist

Dimensional Energy – a McGovern Center startup that converts carbon dioxide via sunshine into eco-friendly aviation fuel – is a finalist for the $20 million Carbon X Prize.

Global ‘wind atlas’ propels sustainable energy

Cornell wind energy scientists have released a new global wind atlas – a digital compendium filled with documented extreme wind speeds – to improve turbine placement.

Upside down can be right way for rhino transport

When moving endangered rhinoceroses in an effort to save the species, hanging them upside down by their feet is the safest way to go, new research from College of Veterinary Medicine has found.

Migrations initiative wins $5M Mellon grant for racial justice

The grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Just Futures Initiative will bring together scholars from across the university and beyond to study the links between racism, dispossession and migration.

Professor to use fellowship for WWI ‘trench art’ study

Ding Xiang Warner won a 2020 American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship to study World War I trench art – the 3D creations made by Chinese laborers who dug the trenches pivotal to the allied effort in WWI.