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The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and home to Cornell University’s second largest population of students, faculty and staff. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being. The Cornell CALS experience empowers us to explore the boundaries of knowledge, supported by the leading minds of today and surrounded by the leading minds of tomorrow.

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University, trustees honor outstanding employees

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November 19, 2019
University leaders and trustees on Nov. 18 honored 15 individuals and three teams with President’s Awards for Employee Excellence, and the inaugural Trustee Award for Excellence.

Endangered right whales act as environmental barometers

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November 19, 2019
The highly endangered North Atlantic right whale, by rapidly altering its use of important habitat areas off the New England coast, is sending a signal about disruptive change in the environment, according to new Cornell research.

Sea fan corals face new threat in warming ocean: copper

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November 19, 2019
For the colorful, graceful sea fans swaying among the coral reefs in the waters around Puerto Rico, copper is an emerging threat in an era of warming oceans, according to new Cornell research.


Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture (CIDA) Seminar Series - Martin Wiedmann

Jun 22 | 12:00 am

COVID-19 update; this seminar is now zoom-only. Please use the zoom link: to join at noon. Authentication is required....

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