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Encyclopedia > Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Established: 1874
Type: Contract
Dean: Susan A. Henry
Faculty: 386[1]
Undergraduates: 3,153
Postgraduates: 936
Location: Ithaca, New York, USA
Website: www.cals.cornell.edu

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (abbreviated to CALS or Ag School) at Cornell University is a statutory college of New York and is considered by many to be the top school of agriculture-related sciences in the world. With about 3,100 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students enrolled, it is the third-largest college of its kind in the United States and the second-largest undergraduate college or school at Cornell. It is the only school of agriculture in the Ivy League. The undergraduate business program at CALS is one of only two such Ivy League programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).[2] Download high resolution version (1600x1595, 140 KB)taken from http://www. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... In American higher education, particular to the state of New York, a statutory college or contract college is a college or school that is a component of an independent, private university that has been designated by the state legislature to receive significant public funding from the state. ... In an educational setting, a dean is a person with significant authority . ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... The City of Ithaca (named for the Greek island of Ithaca) sits on the southern shore of Cayuga Lake, in Central New York State. ... This article is about the state. ... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... Cornell redirects here. ... In American higher education, particular to the state of New York, a statutory college or contract college is a college or school that is a component of an independent, private university that has been designated by the state legislature to receive significant public funding from the state. ... This article is about the state. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... For other uses, see Ivy League (disambiguation). ... AACSB International--The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), founded in 1916, has granted specialized business school accreditation to more than 500 degree-granting institutions in 30 countries. ...


As part of Cornell's land-grant mission, the college jointly administers New York's cooperative extension program with the College of Human Ecology and it runs both the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, in Geneva, New York, and the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, in addition to many other research facilities around the state.[3] Is a non-formal educational program designed to help people use research-based knowledge to improve their lifes. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The campus of the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station at Geneva, New York, is an integral part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences of Cornell University. ... Geneva is a city in Ontario County, New York, USA. The population was 13,617 at the 2000 census. ...


For 2007-08, CALS total budget (excluding the Geneva Station) is $283 million, with $96 million coming from tuition and $52 million coming from state appropriations. The Geneva Station budget was an additional 25 million.[4]

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History

Deans of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Liberty Hyde Bailey 1903-1913
Beverly T. Galloway 1914-1916
Albert Russell Mann 1917-1931
Carl Edwin Ladd 1931-1943
William Irving Myers 1943-1959
Charles Edmund Palm 1959-1972
W. Keith Kennedy 1972-1978
David L. Call 1978-1995
Daryl B. Lund 1995-2000
Susan Armstrong Henry 2000-Present

Established in 1874 as the Department of Agriculture, the department became a college in 1888. In 1904, eminent botanist and horticulturist Liberty Hyde Bailey, along with New York State farmers, convinced the New York Legislature to financially support the agriculture college at Cornell, a private university that had been established in 1865 as New York's land-grant institution. Thus, it became a statutory college, and changed its name from the New York State College of Agriculture in 1904 to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in 1971.[5] Liberty Hyde Bailey. ... Pinguicula grandiflora commonly known as a Butterwort Example of a cross section of a stem [1] Botany is the scientific study of plant life. ... Horticulture (Latin: hortus (garden plant) + cultura (culture)) are classically defined as the culture or growing of garden plants. ... Liberty Hyde Bailey. ... This article is about the state. ... The New York Legislature is the legislative branch of the U.S. state of New York, seated at the states capital, Albany. ... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... Land-grant universities (also called land-grant colleges or land grant institutions) are institutions of higher education in the United States which have been designated by Congress to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890. ... In American higher education, particular to the state of New York, a statutory college or contract college is a college or school that is a component of an independent, private university that has been designated by the state legislature to receive significant public funding from the state. ...


The World Food Prize has been awarded for the sixth time to a Cornellian. Dr. Andrew Colin McClung, M.S. 1949, was awarded the World Food Prize for helping to transform a large area of Brazil into fertile land. His recommendations regarding key agricultural inputs made this transformation possible.[6] The World Food Prize is an international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. ...


The Agriculture Quadrangle

Agriculture Quad viewed from Bradfield Hall, Ithaca's West Hill and Cayuga Lake in the background

The Agriculture Quadrangle (Ag Quad) contains buildings which house many of the programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. It is a quadrangle east of the Arts Quad and west of the College of Veterinary Medicine. The oldest building still standing on the quad is Caldwell Hall, opened in 1913. The Plant Science Building opened in 1931 and Warren Hall, across from Plant Science, opened in the next year, The art deco style Mann Library on the eastern end of the quad, connecting Warren Hall on the north to the Plant Sciences Building on the south, opened in 1952. Completed in 1990, Kennedy and Roberts Halls, featuring an archway that connects the two halls, extend along the western face of the quad, having replaced the original Roberts Hall (1906). The Computing and Communications Center stands between Roberts and Caldwell Halls.[citation needed] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1299x805, 557 KB) Summary Cornell University Ag Quad, taken from Bradfield Hall. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1299x805, 557 KB) Summary Cornell University Ag Quad, taken from Bradfield Hall. ... For census data on the two municipalities called Ithaca see Ithaca (city), New York and Ithaca (town), New York. ... Cayuga Lake (pronounced either kA-yü-g& or kI-yü-g&) is the longest of western New Yorks glacial Finger Lakes, and is the second largest in surface area (marginally smaller than Seneca Lake) and volume. ... Quadrangle of University of Sydney In architecture, a quadrangle, or more colloquially, quad, is a space or courtyard, usually square or rectangular in plan, the sides of which are entirely or mainly occupied by parts of a large building. ... College of Arts & Sciences logo Cornell Universitys College of Arts and Sciences (A&S or CAS) has been part of the university since its founding, although its name has changed over time. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Asheville City Hall. ...

Academics

The undergraduate programs lead to the Bachelor of Science in at least one of the 23 currently offered majors. The college also offers graduate degrees in various field of study through the Graduate School, including the M.A.T., M.L.A., M.P.S., M.S., and Ph.D. In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... B.S. redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Graduate School is a graduate school at Cornell University; it confers most professional and research masters degree and doctoral degrees in various fields of study for the university. ... The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree usually requires a minimum of 30 semester hours beyond the Bachelors degree. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Master of Professional Studies (MPS, or MProfStuds, or MProfStudies) is a terminal interdisciplinary academic degree and is sometimes used by programs that do not fit into any traditional categories. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate course of one or two years in duration. ... Doctor of Philosophy, abbreviated Ph. ...


The departments within the college are:

  • Animal Science
  • Applied Economics and Management
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering (with the College of Engineering)
  • Biometry and Statistics
  • Communication[1]
  • Crop and Soil Sciences
  • Development Sociology
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (with the Colleges of Engineering and Arts and Sciences)
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Education
  • Entomology
  • Food Science
  • Horticulture
  • Information Science (with the Colleges of Engineering and Arts and Sciences)
  • International Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Natural Resources
  • Neurobiology and Behavior
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics
  • Plant Pathology

The Cornell University Department of Applied Economics and Management (AEM) is a department within Cornells Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences focusing on applied economics and business. ... The College of Engineering is a division of Cornell University that was founded in 1870 as the Sibley College of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanic Arts. ... The College of Engineering is a division of Cornell University that was founded in 1870 as the Sibley College of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanic Arts. ... College of Arts & Sciences logo Cornell Universitys College of Arts and Sciences (A&S or CAS) has been part of the university since its founding, although its name has changed over time. ... The College of Engineering is a division of Cornell University that was founded in 1870 as the Sibley College of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanic Arts. ... College of Arts & Sciences logo Cornell Universitys College of Arts and Sciences (A&S or CAS) has been part of the university since its founding, although its name has changed over time. ...

References

  1. ^ Cornell Factbook
  2. ^ Applied Economics and Management/Cornell
  3. ^ Research and Extension Facilities
  4. ^ http://www.dpb.cornell.edu/documents/1000383.pdf Retrieved 2007-09-12.
  5. ^ Overview
  6. ^ Alum shares World Food Prize

External links

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Sage Chapel in front of McGraw Tower The altar and apse of Sage Chapel Sage Chapel is the non-denominational chapel on the campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York State and serves as the final resting place of the universitys founders, Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White... Sage Residential College, Sage College for Women, Sage College, or just Sage was the first womens residential college at Cornell University. ... Williad Straight Hall is the student union building on the central campus of Cornell University. ... The Cornell University Library, the library system of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, which is composed of 20 individual libraries, is one of the largest research libraries in the United States. ... The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art is located near the Cornell University Arts quad in Ithaca, New York. ... 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The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a laboratory dedicated to research in the field of ornithology at Cornell University. ... Cornell Department of Food Sciences Dairy Operations or Cornell Dairy is about a 25 minute drive from Cornell Universitys Ithaca, New York campus and is home to over 900 milk-producing cows. ... The Arecibo Observatory is located approximately 9 miles south-southwest from Arecibo, Puerto Rico (near the extreme southwestern corner of Arecibo pueblo). ... Fuertes Observatory is an observatory located on the North Campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. ... The Hartung-Boothroyd Observatory is located atop Mount Pleasant near the Cornell University in Ithaca, New York (USA). ... Charles F. Berman Field is a multi-use stadium in Ithaca, New York on the campus of Cornell University. ... Food and Brand Lab The Food and Brand Lab is a non-profit research facility at Cornell University which focuses on why people buy and eat the foods they do in they quantities they do. ... The Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research is an renown research and education organization currently located on the campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Statue of A.D. White on the Arts Quadrangle The history of Cornell University begins with the convergence of its two founders in the New York State Senate in January 1864. ... Cornellians are persons affiliated with Cornell University, commonly including alumni, current and former faculty members, students, and others. ... A view of Libe Slope during Slope Day Slope Day is an annual day of celebration held at Cornell University during the last day of regular undergraduate classes. ... 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