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Chemistry seminar: Sustainable Chemistry: Re-thinking chemicals

Prof. George Kraus from Iowa State University presented on the field of green chemistry.


“Monarchs….Missing in your Garden?”

Monarch Watch Conservation Specialist Debbie Jackson presented on April 12 about the life cycle, migration, and efforts across the country to reestablish monarch populations.


SIG Talk “Studying the Past, Defining the Future”

Dr. John D. Orcutt in the department of Geology presented “Studying the Past, Defining the Future: Mammals and Their Environments in the Ice Age and the 21st Century.”


Herb Hendriks ’40, 1918-2014

Herbert E. Hendriks ’40, emeritus professor of geology, died March 11 in Cedar Rapids. He was 96.


Eagle Week: Conservation presentations

The Eagle Week conservation presentations kick off at 11 a.m. on Feb. 19 with an informal presentation from Environmental Club’s Biodiversity working group. There will be a screening of “The Condor’s Shadow” at 4 p.m. on Feb. 20. The week’s event will conclude Feb. 21 with presentations from Saving Our Avian Resources, who will be […]


McBride raptor project

Environmental Club’s Biodiversity and Conservation group will be bringing McBride Raptor Project to Cornell, Nov. 6, 11:10 a.m.


Frazier applies transportation planning to wilderness areas

When national park and forest managers face transportation issues, they call community planners like Jonathan Frazier ’12 at the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge, Mass.


Ian Cheney: “Farming the City”

What is the role of urban agriculture in a 21st century sustainable food system? Are urban farms gimmicks, distractions, or key ingredients in a better agriculture? On Nov 9th, with slides and clips from his films and travels, filmmaker and environmental advocate Ian Cheney explores the wild world of urban farming, blending humor and whimsy […]


Geology professor gets $98,000 NSF grant

Rhawn Denniston, associate professor of geology, has been awarded a $98,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study pre-historical hurricane activity in tropical northern Australia. This research continues Denniston’s work on stalagmites and involves field work in caves in the remote Kimberley region of Australia, as well as laboratory work at the University of New […]


Author speaking as part of One Book events

Cornell College’s annual “One Book, One Campus, One Community” program is expanding to include a panel on food policy, a screening of the movie “King Corn” and a visit from an alum involved in urban farming.


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