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Small-farm tech reduces deforestation, climate change

Small farms in Zambia that use the latest hybrid seed for maize, help reduce deforestation and tackle climate change in a new Cornell study.

In Peruvian Amazon, a celebration of birds takes flight

Two Lab of Ornithology staff members created a science project on birds with community leaders, teachers and students in the Peruvian Amazon. The result? A flowering of community interest beyond anything they could have imagined.

Panel explores contexts of controversial monuments

In “Racism and the Future of Memorials,” a July 13 webinar, architects and scholars discussed Confederate monuments, transitional justice memorials and the remnants of black heritage in Harlem.

Faculty research group addressing monuments, heritage

A new podcast on “Unsettled Monuments, Unsettling Heritage,” launched in the spring, showcases the work of the Public Life fellowship group, part of the humanities-focused Radical Collaboration initiative.

COVID-19 exacerbates malnutrition in India, study finds

Research from the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition shows that India’s rigorous lockdown has driven up the price of produce, limiting people’s ability to afford a nutritionally diverse diet.

New book explores maps as tools of political power

Maps are more than two-dimensional representations of three-dimensional terrain – they are also powerful political tools to control territory, as sociologist Christine Leuenberger explains in her new book.

Luce award will boost Southeast Asia grad studies

Cornell’s Southeast Asia Program has received a four-year, $275,000 Luce Foundation grant to strengthen graduate education in the field, working with National Resource Centers across the country.

Zero hunger in India is possible with diverse food system

A new report from the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition, has mapped opportunities for India to reduce hunger and improve overall nutrition by reorienting its agricultural policies in favor of more nutritious foods.

Cornell launches New York solar farm study

Cornell researchers are studying solar leasing on farmland in New York to better understand the economic, legal, and community issues associated with solar energy initiatives.