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Grant will help researchers prevent apple fire blight in US

A $779,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food Agriculture will help Cornell researchers prevent fire blight disease in apples and pears before it starts.

Student group promotes peer voter registration by Oct. 9

Equipped with Zoom rooms and social distancing tools in the age of COVID-19, a group of students is demystifying the mechanics of voter registration and casting a ballot.

Four Cornellians tapped for NYS climate advisory panels

Four Cornellians have been appointed to three climate advisory panels that will inform the NYS Climate Action Council to draft a plan toward a zero-carbon state economy by 2050.

Dyson student tells Assembly how to fix NYS food insecurity

Food insecurity can be blamed on unemployment economics rather than on coronavirus hot spots, doctoral candidate Anne Byrne said in testimony Sept. 9 before at a New York State Assembly hearing.

Artifacts from upstate Indigenous towns digitized, repatriated

Unearthed, digitized and soon to be repatriated, artifacts from two Native American towns are beginning to share their rich stories online thanks to a collaborative project by anthropologists, librarians and Indigenous community members.

$2M USDA grant funds value-added grains project

A Cornell scientist is leading a multi-institution team that’s helping turn diverse and ancient grains into staple foods throughout the Northeast and Midwest, thanks to a three-year, $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Algorithm boosts efficiency, nutrition for food bank ops

Cornell systems engineers examined data from a busy New York state food bank and, using a new algorithm, found ways to better allocate food and elevate nutrition in the process.

NSF funding to help erase upstate NY’s digital divide

The NSF has awarded $1.5 million to Cornell engineers to help bridge New York’s digital divide by designing the nation’s first statewide Internet of Things public infrastructure.

‘Egg-Vengers’ battling local food insecurity

Animal science grad student Kasey Schalich is taking eggs from the Cornell poultry farm and donating them to local food banks, instead of leaving them for compost. To do so, she founded a group called Egg-Vengers.