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. […]

Cornell University and the Excelsior Scholarship and Enhanced Tuition Awards program

Statement from Vice President for University Relations Joel Malina: “We applaud Governor Cuomo and state lawmakers for making access to higher education a leading issue this legislative session, and Cornell is pleased to partner with the state in making even more financial aid available to income-eligible New York state resident students. “In-state students attending one […]

18th-century map offers new insight into colonial life in New York

  ITHACA, N.Y. – A newly acquired 18th-century map of what is now New York state, showing Seneca and Cayuga villages and native footpaths in addition to natural features, offers insights into colonial life. The manuscript, drawn by prominent Albany-based mapmaker and surveyor John Rutse Bleecker, is now part of the American history and culture […]

450 charging stations not enough to jump start New York’s electric car movement

By April 1, New York state will begin offering a rebate of up to $2,000 for zero-emission and plug-in electric hybrid vehicles. Governor Cuomo has also launched a new electric vehicle campaign that includes plans to install 450 new charging stations around the state. Rick Geddes, associate professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and […]

Ag Dean: Cuomo planting right seeds for continued growth in NYS

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address on Wednesday included a number of new initiatives designed to promote agriculture and food quality – and through them the economic vitality – of New York State. Kathryn J. Boor, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, praised […]

New York state cheeses earn blue ribbons, boost local economy

ITHACA, N.Y. – For three days in August, 10 cheese judges gathered at Cornell’s Stocking Hall to discern, savor and taste 230 cheeses to determine New York’s best for 2015. In a thrill for taste buds, the judges encountered cheddars, mozzarella, farmstead artisan, ricotta, smoky provolone and 15 other cheeses. The results will be announced […]