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In Peruvian Amazon, a celebration of birds takes flight

Two Lab of Ornithology staff members created a science project on birds with community leaders, teachers and students in the Peruvian Amazon. The result? A flowering of community interest beyond anything they could have imagined.

Luce award will boost Southeast Asia grad studies

Cornell’s Southeast Asia Program has received a four-year, $275,000 Luce Foundation grant to strengthen graduate education in the field, working with National Resource Centers across the country.

Duguid to guide SC Johnson College’s diversity efforts

At a pivotal moment of racial reckoning in American society, Michelle M. Duguid, M.S. ’05, Ph.D. ’08, is the new associate dean for diversity, inclusion and belonging.the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business.

Chow hounds: Dog food trials soothe gastrointestinal illness

Buddy, a 13-year old briard rescue dog, is one of three dozen dogs in an ongoing study on treating persistent gastrointestinal problems with changes in their diets. The results so far have been remarkable.

Soil Health Center goes virtual at Empire Farm Days

When this year’s Empire Farm Days – the largest outdoor agricultural trade show in the Northeast – was forced online July 29-31 due to COVID-19, organizers from the Soil Health Center quickly transformed events into a virtual format.

Climate change forces farmers to pick low yields or instability

Some farmers will be facing a difficult conundrum amid climate change, according to a new study by researchers from Cornell and Washington State universities: either increasingly experience revenue volatility, or choose a more predictable decrease in crop yields.

Task force fills food gaps for families

With families struggling to put food on the table during the pandemic, the Tompkins County COVID-19 Food Task Force hosted a free food pickup and delivery for more than 800 individuals, in 216 households, July 7 and 8.

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Adult University goes virtual with free ‘education vacations’

Cornell’s Adult University continues its mission of lifelong learning by presenting free online courses, lectures and seminars for adults and youth from July 6-31.

USDA grant to support CALS’ indoor ag training programs

Thanks to a grant from the USDA, horticulture experts in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will help design new training programs for workers in controlled environment agriculture.