Ithaca campus set to celebrate Cornell Tech dedication

WHAT:          Cornell Tech dedication on the Ithaca campus WHEN:          10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 WHERE:        Baker Portico and Clark Atrium in the Physical Sciences Building, Ithaca Campus MEDIA:         Media members are asked to RSVP to Lindsey Hadlock in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at 607-255-6121 or lmh267@cornell.edu by Tuesday Sept. 12 at […]

Cornell-led project to improve grapes gets big boost

Breeding the next great grape is getting a boost thanks to new funding for a Cornell-led project that uses genomic technology to create varieties that are more flavorful and sustainable. The project, VitisGen2, is a collaboration of 25 scientists from 11 institutions who are working in multidisciplinary teams to accelerate development of the next generation […]

Deforestation long overlooked as contributor to climate change

ITHACA, N.Y. – When it comes to tackling climate change, the focus often falls on reducing the use of fossil fuels and developing sustainable energy sources. But a new Cornell University study shows that deforestation and subsequent use of lands for agriculture or pasture, especially in tropical regions, contribute more to climate change than previously […]

Fungal spore ‘death clouds’ key in gypsy moth fight

ITHACA, N.Y. – A fungus known to decimate populations of gypsy moths creates “death clouds” of spores that can travel more than 40 miles to potentially infect populations of invasive moths, according to a new Cornell study. That’s good news as gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) caterpillars ravage the leaves of forest trees – especially oak and […]

Climate change one of many factors impacting Hurricane Harvey

Art DeGaetano, professor of earth and atmospheric sciences and expert on climate data at Cornell University, says that although the meteorological elements in hurricane formation are common in late summer weather patterns, climate change has affected those components and the strength and impacts of Harvey. Bio: http://www.eas.cornell.edu/people/profile.cfm?netid=atd2_eng DeGaetano says: “It is unfair to ask whether Harvey was […]

‘Union Made’ exhibit showcases labor, fashion history

 ITHACA, N.Y. – The College of Human Ecology and the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation & Archives will celebrate 20th-century fashion trends alongside the history of organized labor and union garment labeling in an exhibition opening Aug. 31. “Union-Made: Fashioning America in the 20th Century” is a collaboration between the Cornell Costume and Textile Collection and the Kheel […]

Right whale deaths may be a casualty of climate crisis

ITHACA, N.Y. – In and around the Gulf of St. Lawrence, where five Canadian provinces converge, a string of North American right whale deaths occurred throughout this summer. For scientists like Cornell University’s Charles Greene and Erin Meyer-Gutbrod who study these animals, the whales may represent another casualty of the ongoing climate crisis impacting the […]

Inaugural address of Cornell President Martha E. Pollack

Media Note: A link to a video of President Martha Pollack’s Installation Ceremony, including her inaugural address, is available here. Additional information on the Installation Ceremony is available here. The following address was delivered by Martha E. Pollack in Ithaca, N.Y. during her inauguration as President of Cornell University on Aug. 25, 2017. Thank you, Chairman Harrison. I […]

Inauguration of Martha E. Pollack as President of Cornell University

WHAT:          Cornell University celebrates the inauguration of Martha E. Pollack WHEN:          Thursday, Aug. 24 and Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 WHERE:        Cornell University, Ithaca Campus MEDIA:         Media members planning to attend must RSVP to Lindsey Hadlock in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at 607-255-6121 or lmh267@cornell.edu by noon on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. ITHACA, N.Y. – The inauguration of Martha E. […]

Injured bobcat back home in the wild after treatment at Cornell

Media note: A video of the bobcat being released back into the wild is available on YouTube. Additional photographs and videos of the bobcat can be downloaded at https://cornell.box.com/v/Bobcat2017. ITHACA, N.Y. – In April, Cornell University’s Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Health Center (WHC) admitted a young male bobcat after he was hit by a car in Lansing, New York. After receiving […]