Willing weather brings beautiful blueberries, superb strawberries this year

Marvin Pritts, a horticulture professor at Cornell University, explains how recent weather conditions have made this year promising for fruit growers. Bio: https://hort.cals.cornell.edu/people/marvin-pritts Pritts says: “We are experiencing a good strawberry crop and anticipate an outstanding blueberry crop. Blueberry fruits have a waxy skin that sheds water so they are much less susceptible to fruit […]

Transforming last night’s leftovers into green energy

ITHACA, N.Y. – In a classic tale of turning trash into treasure, two different processes soon may be the favored dynamic duo to turn food waste into green energy, according to a new Cornell University-led study. “Food waste should have a high value. We’re treating it as a resource, and we’re making marketable products out […]

Plants to beat the first summer heat

The National Weather Service warns of above-normal temperatures for the northeastern region of the United States through Thursday. Cornell University experts comment on the year’s first summer heat and explain how it may affect plants. Jessica Spaccio is a climatologist with the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University and recently helped create a tool […]

President Pollack’s 2017 Commencement Address

ITHACA, N.Y. – Good morning and congratulations! Class of 2017 and candidates for advanced degrees, we are so very proud of each and every one of you! Thank you all for being here. Special thanks to the Cornell Board of Trustees, and to Vice President Joe Biden, whose address yesterday set a new standard for […]

Cornell 2017 Graduation Weekend parking and bus information

Media note: Media members must RSVP to Lindsey Hadlock in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at 607-255-6121 or lmh267@cornell.edu by Thursday, May 25 at 3 p.m. Media credentials will be distributed to those who have RSVP’d on Saturday between 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the Schoellkopf Stadium Northwest Gate and Sunday 9 to 10 a.m. at […]

President Pollack, Joe Biden to highlight Graduation Weekend

WHAT:          Cornell University President Martha E. Pollack’s first Commencement address and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s Senior Convocation address highlight Cornell’s Commencement Weekend. WHEN:          Saturday, May 27, noon to 1p.m., Sunday, May 28, 10 a.m. to noon. WHERE:        Schoellkopf Stadium, Ithaca Campus MEDIA:         Media members must RSVP to Lindsey Hadlock in Cornell’s […]

Drought doubt lingers with warm summer predictions

Jessica Spaccio, a climatologist with the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University, says that while the drought in the Northeast is over, predictions of above-normal temperatures this summer could be a concern for agriculture in the region. The Northeast Regional Climate Center monitors and assesses climatic conditions in the twelve-state, northeastern region of the […]

Trump dump of Paris climate deal bad for business

President Trump is delaying decision on the U.S. participation in the Paris climate accord, a deal brokered by Obama which Trump has repeatedly criticized. Natalie Mahowald a professor in Cornell University’s Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Faculty Director of Environment at the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future at Cornell University and an expert […]

Cornell researches black bear boom in New York

ITHACA, N.Y. – The black bear population in southern New York has grown and expanded its range since the early 1990s, which has led to increased encounters with humans. But details about bear populations in the state have remained understudied. New Cornell University research, published in the March issue of the Journal of Wildlife Management, […]

Cornell to host town-gown economic development conference April 7

WHAT: Town-Gown Economic Development Conference WHEN: Friday, April 7, 10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. WHERE: Hilton Garden Inn, lower level, 130 E. Seneca St., Ithaca, N.Y. MEDIA: Media members must RSVP to Lindsey Hadlock in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at 607-255-6121 or lmh267@cornell.edu by 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 6. ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University’s […]