New initiative elevates Cornell as leader in AI

Cornell is launching a bold new initiative in artificial intelligence that will expand faculty working both in core areas, as well as the nearly unlimited domains affected by advances in AI.

$14M grant to adapt West African rice production to climate

A Cornell program is playing a key role in a project to make rice more resilient to climate change and increase production in West Africa, thanks to a four-year, $14 million grant from the Adaptation Fund.

Better-fitting masks offer better COVID protection

New research by an adjunct faculty member shows the maximum risks of being infected by the coronavirus for different scenarios with and without masks.

Afghan women scholars find safe haven at Cornell

The nine undergrads will be arriving on campus through December, thanks to robust international and cross-campus collaborations. Cornell has pledged support until they graduate.

Climate scientist Ram Ramanathan joins Cornell

Climate scientist Veerabhadran Ramanathan, who first discovered in the 1970s the climate-altering impacts of certain carbon chemicals in the atmosphere and who has been a driving force to enact policies to curb global warming for…

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Forum showcases community-engaged learning projects

Examples of how community-engaged learning projects can address community needs were showcased during a virtual forum on Nov. 17. The projects demonstrate the College of Human Ecology’s Engaged College Initiative, a partnership between the college and the David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement that supports learning with a community engagement component.

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Students present projects in global and public health

The 2021 Global and Public Health Experiential Learning Symposium featured projects aimed at improving access to public health everywhere from Tompkins County to Tanzania.

Art and exhibits illustrate hope for climate resilience

Art, sculpture, photos, and prints bring research on climate adaptation and resiliency to life at Cornell Botanic Gardens' Nevin Welcome Center. The exhibits illustrate the value and impact of a collaborative project with faculty and indigenous farmers, fishers, herders, hunters, and orchardists across the globe. 

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Developing drought-resistant beans in Costa Rica through genetic improvement

As Costa Rica gets dangerously warmer and drier due to the onslaught of climate change, bean breeders here are at the front lines of the fight to protect food security.

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