UV light treats beet disease, combats fungicide resistance

Germicidal ultraviolet light is effective at killing a damaging fungus that infects table beets, adding an important organic tool to fight the growing problem of fungicide resistance, according to a new Cornell study.

Klarman Fellow: AI has a lot to learn from “flexible and reliable” human memory

Greater understanding of beneficial characteristics of the human brain, such as flexibility and reliability, will help Wenbo Tang develop therapies for human diseases – and to improve AI systems.

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Community Engagement Awards honor exceptional people, projects 

Collaboration was the theme of the evening at the second annual Community Engagement Awards, held April 16 and hosted by the Einhorn Center for Community Engagement to celebrate excellence in local and global university-community partnerships. 

During eclipse birds soared less, hooted more

Early results from a study of the April 8 total solar eclipse show a more noticeable effect on bird behavior than during 2017 eclipse.

Nine students receive SUNY Chancellor’s Awards

Nine students and recent graduates representing Cornell’s four contract colleges were selected to receive the 2024 State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.  

CTI grant recipients build student confidence, connection

In 2023-2024 the Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) awarded Innovative Teaching and Learning Grants to seven recipients. This year, two of those recipients' projects focus on building empathy into their courses to promote student learning.

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Gut muscle vital for absorbing fats forms like scars

By discovering how a type of smooth muscle forms in the gut, scientists have opened doors to making artificial muscle, repairing muscle following gut surgeries and treating inflammatory bowel disease and obesity.

State-of-the-art techniques to reduce climate-warming cow methane

New climate-controlled animal respiration stalls in CALS – the only ones currently operating in the U.S. – will allow researchers to measure, verify and monitor methane and other gas emissions from cows.

Public health certificate closes eight primary skill gaps for students

Through its new Public Health Essentials online certificate program, Cornell seeks to help leaders proactively address today’s global health challenges.

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