Saratoga Springs business leader receives NYS Hometown Alumni Award

Jim Mastrianni is the 12th recipient of the Cornell New York State Hometown Alumni Award, which recognizes alumni from New York state who return to areas where they grew up and make a positive impact.  

Spritzy and sustainable: Researchers riff on an ancient refreshment

Piquette, an ancient French beverage made of upcycled grape pomace, gets a New York state spin with the addition of dairy byproducts.

Startup aiming to reduce plastic reliance joins Cornell incubator

RETRN Bio, a startup aspiring to use ag waste to replace petroleum-based plastic liners in consumer products, has joined Cornell’s Center for Life Science Ventures incubator.

Many low-income NYers rely on costly cell plans for internet access

Most New Yorkers have cell phones, but new data shows that 21% of state households do not have a desktop or laptop computer.

Cornell experts, Ithaca elementary students re-imagine outdoor spaces together

Cornell faculty and students, with the Ithaca City School District, are centering student voices in redesigning outdoor play spaces, including a renovation of the iconic playground at Fall Creek Elementary School.

Dairy innovation program nurtures the cream of the crop

Sammi and John Collins are participants in the second cohort of Cornell’s Dairy Runway Program, which offers free entrepreneurship training for early stage innovators aiming to launch new dairy products.

Certificate program bolsters NYS public health workforce

A team of faculty members and researchers, led by Gen Meredith from the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Public and Ecosystem Health, has partnered with eCornell to launch the Public Health Essentials online certificate program.

‘Sour’ grapes: Berry damage, fruit flies worsen wine

Damaged grape berries combined with vinegar flies are a recipe for promoting sour rot, a disease that lowers vineyard yields and wine quality. 

Students help Ithaca building owners see progress on emissions

Since 2016, students have worked to calculate and share the progress of the Ithaca 2030 District, an initiative to reduce the carbon footprint of Ithaca’s commercial buildings.