Unilever CEO argues for sustainable capitalism

Robert Barker/University Photography Unilever CEO Paul Polma speaks at the Robert S. Hatfield Fellow in Economic Education lecture with President Martha E. Pollack Oct. 12 in Alice Statler Auditorium. Can capitalism be sustainable, in more than one sense of the word? For Unilever CEO Paul Polman, the answer is a…

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Presidential Task Force on Campus Climate to be inclusive, transparent

In a statement released Oct. 11, Cornell President Martha E. Pollack shared the charge of the Presidential Task Force on Campus Climate and announced its co-chairs. Following recent incidents on and near campus, Pollack issued an initial statement calling the community to action, and university leaders have since detailed new commitments…

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Extension summer interns recount helping New York businesses, communities

Cornell Cooperative Extension intern Ryan Graff ’20, left, stands with Michael Spiak, owner of The Fossil Stone Vineyards, Greenfield Center, New York.  Stepping up to the podium at the 2017 Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) internship reception Oct. 11, at Cornell Biotech, 26 students shared their experiences of working at CCE county…

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Cornell, community partners reflect on engagement for the greater good

From left, Randi Lynn Quackenbush of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier; Gen Meredith of the College of Veterinary Medicine; David Pelletier, professor of nutritional sciences and Cornell in Washington program director; David Lee ’15; Dr. Monika Safford, M.D. ’86, of Weill Cornell Medicine; Dr. Michael Berlin of Cayuga Medical Center,…

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3D printed artificial gut creates realistic model for research

Cait M. Costello The top image shows cells dying off (light blue) along the tips of intestinal villi, a response to fluid flow in the intestine that mimics living guts. The bottom frame shows that when such flow is missing, cells all along villi become self-destroying (as seen by light…

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Satellite data paints a portrait of global plant health

Postdoctoral researcher Christine Yao-Yun Chang measures photosynthesis in a soy field near Musgrave Research Farm. When it comes to measuring photosynthesis, green is not all that counts. A Cornell researcher is using a NASA satellite to measure photosynthesis in high resolution at the global scale, advancing how we measure plant…

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Viability of indoor urban agriculture is focus of research grant

Chris Kitchen/University Photography Neil Mattson, associate professor in the Horticulture Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science. Growing crops in controlled environments – in greenhouses, plant factories and in vertical farms – provides alternatives to conventional farming by producing food year-round near metropolitan areas, reducing transportation costs and water…

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Student delegates to attend Clinton Global Initiative conference

Alistair Englebert Preston/Provided Kanyinsola Obayan, right, speaks with summer camp students in Nigeria in July 2016. Fourteen Cornell students were selected by the Clinton Foundation as delegates to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative University conference Oct. 13-15 at Northeastern University in Boston. The meeting will bring together more than…

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Cornell scientist tapped to preserve elm trees on the National Mall

Yoshiki Harada/CALS Nina Bassuk uses a penetrometer to measure soil compaction on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The elm trees that ring the National Mall in Washington, D.C., have stood witness to presidential inaugurations, given shaded respite to marchers and protestors, and provided millions of tourists with fresh air…

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