periodiCALS celebrates 150 years of the land grant university system by exploring the evolution of the land grant mission in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences: from rural furrows to urban boroughs, from local focus to global vision. Plus, get to know the college’s most recent faculty hires--the next generation of CALS pioneers who will carry on and continue to transform the land grant mission long into the future.
In this issue, we explore if it’s possible to “win the food fight” against global hunger. The world population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050. But with 1 billion hungry people on Earth today, how will we feed 9 billion? Find out how CALS faculty and students are developing solutions, starting in our own backyard. Also, meet some of our outstanding seniors and Olympian alumni, and read more about the latest happenings on and off campus, in the newly named and freshly redesigned college magazine, periodiCALS.
From beautiful bugs to beast behavior, CALS scientists are gleaning knowledge about the human condition from the animal kingdom and cataloguing and sharing knowledge about some of our newest entomological neighbors. Also, find out how CALS is helping New York prepare for climate change and New York City improve livability and sustainability.
From remote Himalayan outposts to Ithaca greenhouses, CALS researchers are finding innovative ways to engage global communities, adapt new technologies, address climate change, and unravel the mysteries of cancer.
Feature stories: Living Waters; Biochar: An Ancient Solution for a Modern Problem; Genomic Explorers Go Deep into Plants; Concerns Ignite about Drilling Deep for Gas
Feature stories: Going for Global Gains; SMART Listeners; The Fantastic World of Plants; Feeding Hungry Minds
Feature stories: Mind Your Peas and Cues; Feeding an Empire State; Biofortified Crops to the Rescue; Outstanding Alumni Awards
Feature stories: The Complex World of Water; CALS Fights for Urban Welfare; CSI: CALS Detectives Identify Lurking Killers; CALS Expands Horizons in NY Communities