Massive Caribbean sea urchin die-off caused by parasite

Scientists have discovered that a parasite is behind a severe die-off of long-spined sea urchins across the Caribbean Sea, which has had devastating consequences for coral reefs and surrounding marine ecosystems.

Navigating college: New CALS program supports transition to Cornell

The new CALS Navigator program supports undergraduate students in the transition from high school or a transfer college to Cornell and through graduation

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Innovation award recipients look to the future of student learning

In 2022-2023, the Center for Teaching Innovation awarded five Innovative Teaching & Learning Awards to Cornell faculty. With a goal of facilitating vibrant, challenging, and reflective learning experiences at Cornell, these awards sponsor projects across the colleges that explore new tools and emerging technologies, approaches, and teaching strategies. CTI is now accepting pre-applications for the 2023-2024 Innovative Teaching and Learning Awards – the deadline is April 17.

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BioEntrepreneurship Initiative fosters entrepreneurial community

Members of the Cornell entrepreneurial community gathered to celebrate a successful first year of the BioEntrepreneurship Initiative at the program’s culminating workshop on March 18 in Midtown Manhattan.

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Risky strategy helps migratory birds offset climate change

A new study demonstrates that birds can partially compensate for deteriorating habitat conditions by delaying the start of spring migration and completing the journey faster – but the strategy comes with a decline in overall survival.

$9.5M to fund chronic fatigue syndrome research

A Cornell multidisciplinary research center that studies chronic fatigue syndrome has received a five-year, $9.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health – funding that will enable experts to continue work on the mysterious and debilitating condition.

Cornell research supports U.S. Dairy's Net Zero Initiative

Cornell CALS’ Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP) is collaborating with research institutions and dairy farms across the U.S. to help the dairy industry move toward greenhouse gas reductions while improving soil health and climate resiliency of forage production.

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New Cornell variety raises grape expectations for NYS wine

Compared to its riesling parent, the new grape could have slightly improved cold hardiness, much better rot and fungal disease resistance, and similar wine quality.

Fish story: Animals adjust reactions to misinformation

Fish can adjust their sensitivity to the actions of others – such as fleeing due to a false alarm – in order to reduce the risk of responding to misinformation, according to a new study.