Study illuminates dramatic impact of night lights on bird migration

Media Resources: Download images, video, and radar animation. Note: The video file from The Messenger may only be used in connection with this story and only as-is, with no changes to the clip itself. Credit: SongbirdSOS Productions, Inc. ITHACA, N.Y. – Billions of birds undertake migratory journeys each spring and fall. Most of these spectacular movements go […]

Puerto Ricans fleeing Maria devastation could face uphill economic battle in US

It’s anticipated that roughly half of all people out-migrating from Puerto Rico as a result of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria, will come to New York state – and their economic future is uncertain, according to a Cornell University expert. Warren Brown is a senior research associate at Cornell University, where he directs the […]

Runway show to auction 100-year old, historic fashion collection

WHAT:          Exclusive, historic fashion collection featuring designers like Donna Karen and Yves St. Laurent to be featured at runway show and silent auction WHEN:          Thursday, Sept. 28, 6:30 p.m. WHERE:        The Prince George Ballroom, 15 E. 27th Street, Flatiron District MEDIA RESOURCES:       Images of the collection can be viewed and downloaded at https://cornell.box.com/v/fashioncollection. […]

College athlete compensation, deal making and branding: Industry’s top voices to share expertise on critical issues

WHAT:          Cornell ILR Sports Leadership Summit will celebrate the innovators and trailblazers who have helped to shape the modern sports industry, and create a dialogue around key issues shaping the future of sports WHEN:          Monday, Sept. 18, 8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. WHERE:        The Westin New York Grand Central, 212 E. 42nd St […]

Here’s how Hyperloop technology will transform transportation

Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk made headlines this week when he tweeted that he’d received verbal government approval to build an underground Hyperloop between New York and Washington D.C., with stops in Philadelphia and Baltimore. Professor Rick Geddes is the founding director of the Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy at Cornell University. Geddes also serves on the […]

Heritage and ancient grain project feeds a growing demand

Media Note: Images can be viewed and downloaded at https://cornell.box.com/v/ancientgrains.  ITHACA, N.Y. – After a century of markets dominated by a few types of wheat and white flour, ancient and heritage wheat varieties are making a comeback. Restaurants and bakeries that promote organic and local agriculture have sprouted up across the country in the last […]

‘Eelevator’ project helps eels survive journey through New York waters

Media Note: Images can be viewed and downloaded at https://cornell.box.com/v/eelproject. ITHACA, N.Y. – An “eelevator” designed and built by a team that includes Cornell University researchers is helping American eels survive their harrowing journey from the Atlantic Ocean to the Hudson River and into rivers in or near New York City. In the past, eel […]

Ancient grains making a gourmet comeback in NYC, journalists can get private taste

Untitled at the Whitney Museum to offer sample menu with Cornell researchers and NYC organizers leading the organic grains movement on hand WHAT:          Media-only lunch to feature ancient wheat varieties growing in popularity at New York City artisanal bakeries, restaurants and farmers markets. These grains promote sustainable agriculture, feature robust flavors, and benefit farmers economically. […]

Journalists get sneak peek of new ARK equine and aviary facilities at JFK

Get behind-the-scenes tour of the newly completed Equine Import Quarantine and Aviary and meet the veterinarian who ensures animal safety for The ARK at JFK WHO:            Journalists get a first look at The ARK’s Equine Import Quarantine and Aviary, opening June 2017, and meet the Cornell University veterinarian, Linda Mittel, who helped develop the biosecurity […]

Rebuilding NYC: Sustainable fixes for crumbling city infrastructure

WHAT:          Engineers, NYC government leaders, infrastructure investors and Cornell University sustainability experts to address ways to rebuild crumbling urban infrastructure systems at day-long collaborative event WHEN:          Tuesday, May 23, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. WHERE:        26 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York MEDIA:         Media members are asked to RSVP to Daryl Lovell in Cornell’s […]