Archive for the “Seminars” Category

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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If you missed Monday’s seminar Modern plant hunting for urban plants: new perspectives with Dr. Henrik Sjoman, Post Doctorate Fellow (Bassuk Lab), it’s available online.

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Henrik Sjöman

Henrik Sjöman (Photo: Gustaf Klarin/SR)

Dr. Henrik Sjöman, Post Doctorate Fellow (Bassuk Lab) will kick off the Horticulture Section seminar series September 8 speaking on the topic of Modern plant hunting for urban plants: new perspectives. Sjöman is also a lecturer and researcher at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Malmo, Sweden.

Horticulture Section seminars meet 12:20 to 1:10 p.m. most Mondays when classes are in session in Plant Science Room 404 and via Polycom to Geneva in either A134 or A137 Barton Hall. (See individual listings for which room.)

Seminars are open to all. Refreshments served. Those wishing to take for 1 credit, enroll in HORT 4950 (undergrads) or HORT 6000 (grads).

More info:

 

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Don't miss author Amy Stewart's September 17 lecture, "The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks."

Don’t miss author Amy Stewart’s September 17 lecture, “The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks.”

Via Cornell Chronicle [2014-08-19]:

The Cornell Plantations Fall Lecture Series kicks off September 3. Lectures are open to the public, and are also available as a one-credit class: HORT 4800. Students attend lectures, write a reaction paper and meet on non-lecture Wednesdays to discuss the previous week’s lecture.

The 2014 Fall Lecture Series dates:

• Sept. 3, 5:30 p.m., Call AuditoriumWilliam and Jane Torrence Harder Lecture, “You’re the Bee’s Kinesis: Poetry and Coevolution,”Joanie Mackowski, poet and Cornell Professor of English. Garden Party at the Botanical Garden follows the lecture.

• Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m. Statler Auditorium – Audrey O’Connor Lecture, The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks,” Amy Stewart, author.

• Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m. Statler Auditorium -Class of 1945 Lecture, “Founding Gardeners,” Andrea Wulf, author.

• Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m. Statler Auditorium – Elizabeth E. Rowley Lecture,Personal Habitat: Creating a Haven for Wildlife (and Yourself),” Julie Zickefoose, author/illustrator (in collaboration with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Cayuga Bird Club).

• Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m. Statler Auditorium – Cornell Plantations 70th Anniversary Lecture, “A Living Sympathy with Everything That Is,” Scott Peters, Syracuse University.

• Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m. Statler Auditorium – William Hamilton Lecture, An Introduction to Classical Bonsai Art,” Bill Valavanis, Bonsai Master.

More lecture series info at the Cornell Plantations website.

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