Alumni Newsletter Fall 2022

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The inaugural Turner Fellows stand outside on Cornell's Ithaca campus

Turner Fellows to Advance Agricultural Development Research at Cornell

Eight graduate students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) arrived at Cornell in August as the inaugural cohort of Thomas Wyatt Turner Fellows, as participants in a one-year program designed to support next-generation leaders in inclusive and sustainable agricultural development.

Read more about the fellows.

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Gloire Rubambiza installs moisture sensors at the Cornell OrchardsGloire Rubambiza installs moisture sensors at the Cornell Orchards.
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When Gloire Rubambiza was installing a digital agriculture system at the Cornell Orchards and greenhouses, he encountered a variety of problems, including connectivity and compatibility issues, and equipment frozen under snow. Rubambiza, a doctoral student in the field of computer science, was able to solve these problems thanks to a university that gave him time, funding, and institutional support. But he wondered how farmers who lack these resources would tackle the same issues.

Read more about digital ag design.

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The F.R. Newman Arboretum in fallThe Botanic Gardens Arboretum
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The iconic spaces are many: the breathtaking vistas and resonant setting at the top of McGraw Tower during a Chimes concert; the alternating busyness and quiet of Ho Plaza; the trees and grassy expanses of the quads; the Balch Arch and Schoellkopf Crescent; sunsets on the Slope; gorge-spanning footbridges; the restrained elegance of the Memorial Room in Willard Straight Hall; hubs for socializing like the Dairy Bar and Big Red Barn; and more.

Read more about alumni favorite places on campus.

More Cornell and Ithaca News

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Pumpkin carving stencils featuring the Cornell athletic logo with the bear in the C, the Cornell C, and a spooky McGraw TowerDownload pumpkin carving stencils on Cornell’s Alumni website.

Free Printables, Activities, and Downloads

Cornell’s Alumni website has a section devoted to free content, including printables and activities, podcasts and playlists, digital downloads, and GIFS and stickers.

Explore the available downloads.

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Rhino skulls collected in South AfricaA pile of rhino skulls outside a ranger station in South Africa
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A social scientist who earned her doctorate in natural resources on the Hill, Meredith Gore, Ph.D. ’06–now an associate professor of geographical sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park–is one of the few researchers worldwide who focuses on wildlife crime.

Read more about Gore’s career.

More Alumni in the News

Brains on Board: Smart Microrobots Walk Autonomously
Cornell Chronicle, 9/21/22
Alumni: Michael Reynolds, M.S. ’17, Ph.D. ’21, and Alejandro Cortese, Ph.D. ’19

Earlier Wheat Planting Will Boost Yields in Eastern India
Cornell Chronicle, 8/2/22
Alumni: Andrew McDonald ’94, M.S. ’98, Ph.D. ’03

Take Note: Popular Study Method Has ‘Cornell’ Written All Over It
Cornellians, 7/29/22
Alumni: Walter Pauk, Ph.D. ’55

Preventing Scrollers’ Remorse: How to Know What Users Want
Cornell Chronicle, 7/20/22
Alumni: Manish Raghavan, M.S. ’18, Ph.D. ’21

CALS Professor Turns Yogurt Byproduct into Hard Seltzer Biz
Cornell Chronicle, 6/30/22
Alumni: Sam Alcaine, M.S. ’07

Land Trust, Once a Master’s Project, Conserves 28K Acres
Cornell Chronicle, 6/8/22
Alumni: Andy Zepp ’85, M.P.S. ’90

Cornellian-founded Company Implants 3D-bioprinted Ear
Cornell Chronicle, 6/2/22
Alumni: Dan Cohen ’04, M.S. ’07, Ph.D. ’10

Karen Houseknecht Appointed to Maine Innovation Economy
UNE News, 5/16/22
Alumni: Karen Houseknecht, Ph.D. ’94

Playing Against Type
The New York Times, 4/27/22
Alumni: Sean Wrona, M.P.S. ’08

Plant Lover and Earth Advocate
Cornell Alumni News, 4/21/22
Alumni: Sandra Knapp, Ph.D. ’86

See more alumni in the news stories.

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