Back

Discover CALS

See how our current work and research is bringing new thinking and new solutions to some of today's biggest challenges.

Search for News & Stories

a vet student working in a lab

News

The New York State Wildlife Health Program mobilizes experts when disease strikes wild animals and prevents outbreaks by translating data into policy.
  • Department of Communication
  • Animals
  • Environment
The statue of Ezra Cornell on the Arts Quad is seen covered in snow following a winter storm

News

  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Department of Global Development
  • Nutritional Sciences
McGraw Tower through an arch

News

Bruce Lewenstein, professor of science communication in both the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences, has been appointed Cornell’s 13th university ombudsman.
  • Department of Communication
Prabhu Pingali headshot

News

Prabhu Pingali, director of the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI), was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) on Wednesday, January 26. Pingali was honored “for distinguished...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development
Cayuga Lake in the summer

News

The Tompkins County Historical Commission will release a short book written by Cornell Professor Kurt Jordan with the help of Gayogo̱hó:nǫʔ community members, titled “The Gayogo̱hó:nǫʔ People in the Cayuga Lake Region: A Brief History.”
  • American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program
  • Land
Bekah and cow

Field Note

Cornell Animal Science Dairy Youth Extension and New York State 4-H provide youth programs for those interested in livestock, pet species, animal biology and production systems. These programs are catalysts for personal growth and development, encouraging leadership, cooperation, and marketable skills for the future. Bekah Martz '25 has been part of 4-H since she was 12 years old and participated in dairy youth extension throughout high school. We sat down with Martz to learn how these experiences led her to study at Cornell CALS Department of Animal Science.
  • PRO-DAIRY
  • Animal Science
A student working in the teaching dairy barn

News

Two National Science Foundation grants totaling more than $1.2 million will fund projects to test a novel strategy to make milk production more efficient and sustainable and outreach to communicate animal science to the public.
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Animals
Group of alumni stand in front of tall tree

Field Note

Lead NY is for committed leaders in the food, agriculture and natural resource sectors who wish to step up and make a difference in their community. Lisa Ford (LeadNY's class 11), reflects on a recent alumni trip to Costa Rica where leaders from...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Two men study papers

News

As Cornell employees and students work together in lifelong learning partnerships with the Community Learning and Service Partnership (CLASP), a wealth of accomplishments and comradery builds up over the semester. Traditionally, this treasure...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Field of sorghum in Haiti

News

The ILCI-Caribbean-Atlantic Seed Systems Initiative (CASSi) — led by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement (ILCI), in partnership with Seed Systems Group, Quisqueya University in Haiti and Institut Sénégalais de Recherches...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development
Data chart with magnifying glass

Field Note

It can be a cumbersome process for projects to collect and report performance metrics to donors only to see the data disappear into a black box of reporting systems. So, then we ask: how can project members, especially local partners, make...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development
Martha Van Rensselaer Hall

News

The NIH on Jan. 20 announced the Division of Nutritional Sciences and RTI International (RTI), a nonprofit research institute, will co-lead a new center that coordinates research for the NIH’s Nutrition for Precision Health study. Part of the...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Food
sheep in barn

Field Note

Shadirah Shepherd graduated from Cornell in 2018 with a major in Animal Science. She is now entering her third year studying for a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Melbourne. Shepherd reflects back on her time in Cornell’s Animal Science Program and the impact it has had on her career.
  • Animal Science
  • Animals
A food science student.

News

Chobani has announced changes to its successful Chobani Scholars Program, adding a pledge of $1 million and a focus on supporting historically underserved students who wish to pursue a broad set of agricultural interests.
  • Animal Science
  • Food Science
  • Animals
Greater adjutant stork

News

A new film, “Hargila,” illustrates how the greater adjutant stork is slowly being pulled back from the brink of extinction thanks to a community effort inspired by a wildlife biologist in India.
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Animals

News

Barton, who joined the Cornell faculty in 1951, served as the ninth director of the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva – now known as Cornell AgriTech – from 1960 until his retirement in 1982.

  • Department of Entomology
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
A man stands near corn growing in a greenhouse

News

Ukaejiofo, who earned his Master of Professional Studies in Global Development at Cornell, is among 284 scientists and engineers who will spend a year serving professionally in federal agencies and congressional offices as a Science & Technology...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
People gather outside under a tree to listen to a person speak

News

Cowpea breeders across Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania, with the support of the Feed the Future Innovation for Crop Improvement, are making it possible to expand breeding operations in less time by making more efficient use of water.
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
A sunset.

News

For the Northeastern U.S., the year 2021 was third warmest – at an average of 49.5 degrees, which ties the year 2020 – since 1895, says the Northeast Regional Climate Center.
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Environment
  • Climate
Bald eagle x-ray.

News

A new study finds that despite increasing numbers of bald eagles, poisoning from eating dead carcasses or parts contaminated by lead shot has reduced population growth by 4% to 6% annually in the Northeast.