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New Cherry Ember tomato reveals stripey charm, bright flavor

Cornell AgriTech releases a new variety of heirloom tomato, dubbed Cherry Ember, which stands out for its striking colors, bright flavors, high yield and tough-to-crack skin.

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Cornell to help train state’s pioneering public health corps

Cornell is partnering with New York state and Northwell Health System to develop and train the nation’s first state public health corps, which will support COVID-19 vaccination and improve long-term public health outcomes.

Cornell helps develop NYS effort on telehealth reform

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has accepted new proposals to expand access to telehealth – developed with the Reimagine New York Commission Telehealth Working Group, co-chaired by President Martha E. Pollack.

DNA in water used to uncover genes of invasive fish

In a proof-of-principle study, Cornell researchers describe a new technique in which they analyzed environmental DNA – or eDNA – from water samples in Cayuga Lake to gather nuanced information about the presence of invasive round goby fish.

Gensler family endows, names Cornell AAP NYC program

A $10 million gift to the College of Architecture, Art and Planning has been given to the college by a multi-generational Cornellian family to name and permanently fund its NYC program.

Cornell’s revamped external education unit broadens its reach

Paul Krause ’91, the university’s vice provost for external education and leader of eCornell, discusses his role and the new unit that encompasses the university’s various external education programs.

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Cornell startup awarded $600K to improve food safety

Halomine, a Cornell-based startup developing cutting-edge technologies for the sanitation of food processing equipment, has been awarded $600,000 from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Cathy Creighton ’87 to direct ILR’s Buffalo Co-Lab

Cathy Creighton ’87, who has served multiple roles with the ILR School’s Buffalo Co-Lab for more than a decade, will become its director on Jan. 1, 2021, succeeding Lou Jean Fleron.

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Alumni couple named Alliance for Science’s Farmer of the Year

As hunger rose during the pandemic, alumni Rick and Laura Pedersen responded by sharing the bounty of their farm with local food bank in upstate New York. They have been named Cornell Alliance for Science Farmer of the Year.