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CTI Innovation Awards spur new learning opportunities

Each year, the Center for Teaching Innovation grants funding through the Innovative Teaching & Learning Awards to help faculty explore new strategies and tools for enhancing student learning.

Biologist helps place starfish on critically endangered list

With a recent 90% decline in population, sunflower sea stars – once ubiquitous all along the Pacific Coast, from Mexico to Alaska – may be on the brink of extinction. 

Cornell-led panel releases report on agri-food innovation

To deflect future world food crises created by climate change, a Cornell-led international group has created a road map for global agricultural and food systems innovation.

Guinea pig loses an eye but gains a herd

Odin the guinea pig, who a local family adopted from the SPCA of Tompkins County, suffered from eyelid agenesis but doctors at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals performed two surgeries and he’s fully recovered.

Sustainability meeting focuses on social justice, environment

The 2020 State of New York Sustainability Conference – held online Dec. 2-4 – focused on connecting human health, social justice, feeding the world and protection of the environment.

Grant to fund study of acoustics in turfgrass pest control

A team of Cornell scientists will use acoustic technology to develop efficient and affordable ways to manage soil-dwelling pests and their predators, thanks to a two-year grant from the USDA.

Study of fungi may improve baby food, agriculture, food safety

A new grant will investigate how bacteria that live inside the cells of fungi may shape the biology, evolution, biodiversity and function of these fungi – research with important practical applications for industry, sustainable agriculture and preventing food spoilage.

Tomato could get genetic reboot from wild ancestor

Researchers from Boyce Thompson Institute have created a reference genome for the predecessor of the modern tomato, and discovered sections that underlie fruit flavor and disease resistance, among other characteristics.

CALS welcomes 13 new faculty members

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences welcomed 13 new faculty members this fall, advancing the college’s commitment to pursuing purpose-driven science and improving people’s lives.