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Undergrad research on display at CURB symposium

More than 30 students presented their research on a wide range of topics during the 35th Cornell Undergraduate Research Board Spring Symposium, held virtually May 4-7.

Michael L. Thonney, sheep management expert, dies at 71

Michael L. Thonney, professor in the Department of Animal Science and director of graduate studies in the field of Animal Science, died April 23 in Ithaca. He was 71.

Pandemic anatomy course inspires student creativity

Veterinary students created models of anatomical conditions using only materials that were easily found at home.

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Tanzanian farmers boost diets with sustainable methods

Diversity of children’s diets and food security improved for households after Tanzanian farmers learned about sustainable crop-growing methods, gender equity, nutrition and climate change from peer mentors.

Advising, teaching awards honor Arts and Sciences faculty

The College of Arts & Sciences recognizes excellence in teaching and advising this year, honoring Samantha Sheppard, recipient of the 2021 Robert and Helen Appel Fellowship for Humanists and Social Scientists; and Jun “Kelly” Liu and Phillip Milner, recipients of the 2021 Robert A. and Donna B. Paul Academic Advising Award, among others.

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Scaled-back White Coat Ceremony for CVM Class of 2022

Third-year veterinary students put on their own white coats at the Bailey Hall ceremony, which marks their transition from preclinical coursework to a year of clinical rotations.

18.5M-year-old vine fossil identified as new species

An 18.5 million-year-old fossil found in Panama provides evidence of a new species and is the oldest reliable example of a climbing woody vine known as a liana from the soapberry family.

Swiping, swabbing elevates processing plant food safety

By swiping surfaces in commercial food processing plants with specially designed swabs, spoilage and foodborne illness could diminish, according to Cornell research.

Agrawal, Hanson elected to National Academy of Sciences

Anurag Agrawal, professor of environmental studies, and Maureen Hanson, professor of molecular biology and genetics, have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the academy has announced.