Archive for the “Seminars” Category

If you missed today’s seminar, Developing LED Photosynthetic, Photomorphogenic, and Photoperiod Lighting Applications for Horticulture Crop Production, with Roberto Lopez, Associate Professor of Horticulture, Purdue University, it’s available online.

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If you missed Monday’s seminar, Super Storm Sandy: A Tipping Point for Environmental Education? with Marianne Krasny, it’s available online.

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If you missed Tuesday’s School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS) seminar, When genomes meet: RNA silencing and the phenotypes of hybrid plants with David Baulcombe, Regius Professor of Botany, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, it’s available online. View more SIPS seminars.

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If you missed Monday’s Horticulture Section seminar, Interactions of climate, soil, and grapevines on wine and terroir with Kees van Leeuwen, Professor of Viticulture, Bordeaux University, it’s available online.

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More than 130 faculty, academics, staff, grad students and others attended the first School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS) Retreat in Kennedy Hall Tuesday.

That morning, after a welcome from SIPS director Alan Collmer, speakers from each section gave short presentations on their work:

  • Michael Scanlon (Plant Biology), Ontogeny of the grass ligule: how to draw a line on a leaf. (View video.)
  • Courtney Weber (Horticulture), The art and science of berry breeding. (View video.)
  • Michael Gore (Plant Breeding & Genetics), Progress towards building a genetic foundation for biofortification of maize.
  • Harold van Es (Crop and Soil Science), Adapt-N: cloud computing technology to achieve agronomic and environmental objectives. (View video.)
  • Fabio Rinaldi (Plant Pathology & Plant-Microbe Biology), Hitting the Sweet Spot: TAL effectors as tools for targeted gene activation in plants.
Speakers Scanlon, Weber, Gore, van Es and Rinaldi.

Speakers Scanlon, Weber, Gore, van Es and Rinaldi.

Following lunch, a poster session fueled discussion and sharing.

Following lunch, a poster session fueled discussion and sharing.

 

Speaker Weber brought raspberries from his variety trials for sampling at lunch.

Speaker Weber brought raspberries and blackberries from his variety trials for sampling at lunch. (Carol Grove photo.)

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If you missed yesterday’s horticulture seminar Targeting vegetable crop improvement in East Africa with Phillip Griffiths, it’s available online.

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If you missed today’s seminar Pursuing conservation potential of public participation in scientific research with Jennifer Shirk, Project Leader, CitizenScience.org, Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Department of Program Development and Evaluation, it’s available online.

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If you missed today’s seminar, Case studies in forest farming, with Ken Mudge, it’s available online.

And don’t forget to pre-order his new book, Farming in the Woods.

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If you missed the SIPS-wide seminar Friday, Origin of the Tropical Rainforest Biome with Kirk Johnson, Sant Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, it’s available online.

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If you missed Marvin Pritts’ and Pam Strausser’s seminar Leadership as part of graduate education at Cornell on Monday, it’s available online.

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