Rwandan hospitality professionals celebrate Cornell certificate recognition

In a ceremony this October, the Hanga Ahazaza Initiative celebrated Rwanda’s rapidly strengthening hospitality and tourism sector, a foundational piece of the country’s economic development strategy.

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Diane Bailey to head Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture

Diane Bailey, the Geri Gay Professor of Communication, has been named director of the Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture.

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$10M project aims for more pest-resilient food options in Asia

A new Cornell-led project will accelerate the application of a proven biotechnology to enhance food and nutritional security in Bangladesh and the Philippines while protecting the health of farmers and the environment.

Skater Chen, 6 from women’s hockey headed to Beijing

Figure skater Karen Chen ’23 is headed to Beijing next month for the Winter Olympics, and will be joined from Cornell by five former Big Red women’s hockey players plus Doug Derraugh ’91, the Everett Family Head Coach of Women’s Hockey.

Center of Innovation optimizes digital solutions to combat agricultural pest

Digital technologies developed by the Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement are helping farmers in Africa combat an agricultural pest that is choking food security across the continent. 

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Five ways to make sustainability a resolution

Cornell experts from a variety of fields share their recommendations for individual actions – large and small – that can make an impact locally and globally.

Ambitious initiative aims to achieve zero-hunger, zero-carbon food systems

A new initiative at the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) will chart a path for reducing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with agriculture while meeting the nutritional demands of growing populations.

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Gene discoveries could lead to heartier, less gritty spinach

A team of researchers from Boyce Thompson Institute and six Chinese universities has identified genes in spinach that regulate its concentration of oxalate, which is responsible for “spinach teeth,” as well as genes that help the plant combat downy mildew, a major disease of commercial crops.

New fellowship supports students from Francophone Africa

The new Bouriez Family Fellowship sponsors graduate students from French-speaking Africa as they pursue professional training in law or global development at Cornell. The fellowship is administered by the Einaudi Center's Institute for African Development.

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