Political philosopher Richard Miller dies at 77

Richard William “Dick” Miller, the Wyn and William Y. Hutchinson Professor in Ethics and Public Life Emeritus in the College of Arts and Sciences, who brought deep moral insight to philosophical theory and matters of social and political justice, died June 9. He was 77.

Wildfire smoke a threat to already endangered orangutans

For months following peatland wildfires in Borneo, the behavior and voices of critically endangered orangutans change, according to a new study led by a researcher from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Historic caftan augments a diverse fashion collection

The majestic robe owned by the iconic fashion editor André Leon Talley is the latest of several acquisitions that further diversify the Cornell Fashion + Textile Collection.

Cornellian UN climate authors warn of ‘extreme’ risk to people, food systems

As world governments prepare the first-ever Global Stocktake, assessing whether they are living up to climate targets, Cornellians’ research is playing a critical role. 

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Cornell, Feed the Future collaboration expands options for farmers in Costa Rica

Research by Ph.D. student Sergio Puerto involved recruiting farmers as citizen-scientists to grow and assess seeds under a far greater diversity of conditions than would be possible for plant breeders to do alone.

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Merlin milestone: App now helps ID birds worldwide

The free Merlin Bird ID app from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology just hit a major milestone: The digital field guide and ID assistant can now help users identify birds in any country – a grand total of 10,315 species.

$2.5M in A&S New Frontier Grants supports bold projects

A $2.5 million grant will fund 13 research projects across the sciences, social sciences and humanities for novel investigations ranging from quantum computing to foreign policy development and from heritage forensics to effects of climate change.

Einaudi seed grants finding fertile soil

A new cycle of Einaudi Center seed grants will help faculty from six colleges across Cornell tackle issues ranging from the health of endangered wild dogs to the spread of misinformation through social media.

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How do we nourish people and the planet?

As the world population grows and climate change threatens agriculture and global food systems, researchers across Cornell CALS are reimagining agri-food systems for the 21st century.

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