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Grape genetics research reveals what makes the perfect flower

Cornell scientists have worked with the University of California, Davis, to identify the DNA markers that determine grape flower sex. In the process, they also pinpointed the genetic origins of the perfect flower.

Species discovery sheds light on early photosynthesis

Led by BTI faculty member Fay-Wei Li, researchers have discovered a new species of cyanobacteria, Anthocerotibacter panamensis, which could help illuminate how photosynthesis evolved to create the world as we know it.

Cheap, user-friendly smartphone app predicts vineyard yields

Cornell engineers and plant scientists have teamed up to develop a low-cost system that allows grape growers to predict their yields much earlier in the season and more accurately than costly traditional methods.

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.