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$2M grant to fund assessment of biology education

The National Science Foundation has awarded a nearly $2 million collaborative research grant to principal investigators from Cornell and other institutions to assess the effectiveness, across several metrics, of open educational resources.

Boots in the books: Veterans succeed at academic prep camp

Sixteen student veterans participated in a virtual Cornell academic boot camp to help them transition into higher education.

Scientists take step to improve crops’ photosynthesis, yields

A new Cornell-led study describes a significant step toward improving photosynthesis and increasing yields by putting elements from cyanobacteria into crop plants.

Food scientists create national atlas for deadly listeria

The pathogen listeria soon may become easier to track down in food recalls, thanks to a new genomic and geological mapping tool created by Cornell food scientists.

Family values outweigh politics in U.S. Latinos’ climate beliefs

According to new research co-led by Jonathon Schuldt ’04, associate professor of communication, family values are a much stronger predictor of climate opinions and policy support than political views for U.S. Latinos.

Cornell vets help baby pit bull overcome birth defects

Nutmeg the pit-bull puppy had several health issues at birth, but is now doing well thanks to specialty services at Cornell’s Veterinary Hospital.

New Cornell sugarhouse sweetens NY’s maple industry

The Cornell Maple Program has opened an advanced, New York state-funded maple research laboratory, an upgrade that will enable research on making high-quality syrup, and new and existing maple products – all at commercial scales.

Dog DNA startup announces $75M in venture funding

Embark Veterinary, Inc. – a canine genetics startup company that graduated from Cornell’s McGovern Center incubator in late 2017 – announced $75 million in venture funding on July 26.

Spotted lanternfly spreading in New York state

The spotted lanternfly – an invasive, destructive pest with a wide range of hosts including grapes, apples, hops, maple and walnut – has spread to a growing number of counties in New York state.