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Aphid-munching beetle could help save hemlock forests

Jan 16, 2020

Whitmore and others are working to establish two species of insects from western North America, called silverflies, which are known to eat adelgids in spring and summer. If successfully established in eastern forests, silverflies could become “one of the most important [adelgid] predators in the north,” Whitmore says. In combination with beetles, the flies could also help control the adelgid’s spring generation farther south, Salom adds.

Barb Knuth

Graduate School dean wins national leadership award

Dec 9, 2019

Barbara A. Knuth, dean of Cornell’s Graduate School, is the 2019 recipient of the Debra W. Stewart Award for Outstanding Leadership in Graduate Education, given by the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS).


Barbara Page to display work in Fernow Hall starting December 17th

Dec 9, 2019

Learning to fly was the catalyst for Barbara Page’s career as an artist. After earning her pilot’s license, she took up painting and received her MFA from Cornell University. Her artworks, many from an aerial perspective, are included in museums and corporate collections.

You can see her work on the second floor of Fernow Hall starting Tuesday, December 17th. Rotating exhibits are organized by Dr. Steven Wolf

Barbara Page Website

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Dr. Kassam Receives Awards from New York State 4-H.

Nov 26, 2019

Dr. Karim-Aly Saleh Kassam receives two awards from the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents. The first, for outstanding achievement in education package for his work in creating 4-H curriculum. The second, for excellence in Natural Resources/Environmental Education. 


Cornell University Professor Recognized for Contributions to Environmental Education Research

Nov 20, 2019

Marianne Krasny was recognized with this award during the Research conference. She is Director of the Civic Ecology Lab at Cornell University in the Department of Natural Resources. Over the last twenty years, she has contributed to EE research through trans-disciplinary and international research on environmental education related to civic ecology, community-based action, educator professional development, and climate change.

Michael Dunaway

Student Spotlight: Michael Dunaway

Oct 7, 2019

Michael Dunaway is a doctoral student in Natural Resources. After earning his undergraduate degree at Haskell Indian Nations University, he chose to attend Cornell due to the alignment of his academic goals with those of his adviser.