Kaplan faculty fellowship honors public health partnerships

Gen Meredith, professor of practice in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Public and Ecosystem Health and associate director of the Cornell Master of Public Health Program, has received the 2023 Kaplan Family Distinguished Faculty Fellowship from the David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement.

Christine Smart appointed director of Cornell AgriTech

Christine Smart, a crop pathologist known for her leadership in protecting the health of specialty crops across New York state, has been appointed the Goichman Family Director of Cornell AgriTech, effective Oct. 1.

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Summer Session course spotlight: Honey Bees

For the first time, Honey Bees: Their Intriguing Biology and Interactions with Humans (ENTOM 2030) will be offered during Summer Session 2023.This online course, taught by Dr. Marina Caillaud, a lecturer in the Department of Entomology, will examine the lives of bees, their contribution to humanity through the ages, as well as the threats they are currently facing.

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How do we nourish people and the planet?

As the world population grows and climate change threatens agriculture and global food systems, researchers across Cornell CALS are reimagining agri-food systems for the 21st century.

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Geneticists link DNA of famed sled dog Balto to modern breeds

A Cornell-led project used ancient DNA extraction and analysis to reconstruct the phenotype of the renowned sled dog Balto, revealing his lineage was genetically healthier and less inbred than modern breeds.

Woodpecker helps managers promote new life in burned forests

Scientists have created a tool based on the habitat preferences of the black-backed woodpecker to help forest managers make decisions that promote regrowth and biodiversity following wildfires.

Klarman Fellow studies vocal learning in parrots

By studying the brain mechanisms of vocal learning in budgies, Zhilei Zhao explores how social learning is implemented in the brain.

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Tick races, teddy bear surgery: Veterinary Open House returns

After a three-year, pandemic-induced hiatus, the College of Veterinary Medicine resumed a beloved tradition and welcomed the community to its 54th Open House.

Eight students receive SUNY Chancellor’s Awards

A diverse group of students and recent graduates representing Cornell’s four contract colleges has been selected to receive the 2023 State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.