The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) has been named as a 2020 climate policy "breakthrough" for government initiatives in Vietnam to increase agricultural production there while reducing methane emissions from rice paddies. According to Norman Uphoff, professor emeritus of government, "SRI is one of many forms of agroecological practice."
Judith Peraino, professor of music in the College of Arts and Sciences, won a 12-month fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to research artist Andy Warhol’s influence on pop and rock musicians in the 1970s.
Individuals in a higher income bracket have made the most health-related changes to stay safe during COVID-19, according to a new study co-authored by Cornell economist Michèle Belot. The researchers examine the role of socioeconomic differences in explaining self-protective behavior.
Katherine A. Tschida, assistant professor of psychology, is among four Cornell faculty who have won 2021 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The fellowships support early-career faculty members’ original research and education related to science, technology, mathematics and economics.
Seattle-based writer Ijeoma Oluo will give the 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Lecture at Cornell, in a virtual forum on March 1. This year’s event will be a conversation between Oluo and Edward Baptist, professor of history and author of “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism."
A podcast launched this semester by the Society for the Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences, provides a space for humanities scholars to share ideas virtually, keeping cross-disciplinary dialogue going even during pandemic conditions and extending the reach of these conversations beyond Cornell.
Cornell faculty and students are teaming up with community partners in Tompkins County to address opioid use, increase food security, build a greener construction industry and share stories of Ithaca’s Black history pioneers. The four teams received Engaged Research Grants, totaling more than $192,000, from the Office of Engagement Initiatives (OEI).
Ed Baptist, professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences, has received a $750,000 digital infrastructure grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support the development of the Freedom on the Move (FOTM) database. Launched in 2014, the database collects and compiles fugitive slave advertisements from 18th- and 19th-century U.S. newspapers.
Political polarization, environmental justice and inclusion in higher education are a few of big issues faculty members—including several from the College of Arts and Sciences—will tackle in the next academic year as fellows at the Cornell Center for Social Sciences (CCSS).
Cornell University Library’s Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences is seeking applications to create online collections that will support teaching and scholarship at Cornell and beyond.