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Fall 2013

Return on Investment

Engaging with stakeholders and communities is as much a part of who we are at CALS as the research we conduct and the education we provide. CALS means business, and by equipping students and community members with the skills they need to lead and succeed, the college is making a lifetime investment for New York. In this issue of periodiCALS, we chart the return on that investment, both for the people of New York and the university. We also explore how the college is helping to put New York on the foodie map, and share some unique recipes as an online exclusive. Plus, meet some entrepreneurial students and alumni, and learn how CALS researchers are addressing challenges facing society from different, yet synergistic, viewpoints in a fun photo feature.

How did a track and field coach inspire a CALS student to launch one of the world’s largest music-sharing sites? Read about the origins of Hulkshare and Rosie, an online shopping application with a twist.

Student Entrepreneurs

Venison nachos? Goose jerky? Spam sushi? Check out some weird and wonderful recipes collected during two CALS and CCE projects: one to promote the consumption of wild game and fish, and the other to feed astronauts headed to Mars.


At the age of 28, Jon Daniels ’99 was named general manager of the Texas Rangers, the youngest in Major League Baseball history. In this exclusive on-campus video interview, the Dyson graduate discusses his path to the pitch and the value of his Cornell connections.

Jon Daniels

The scientific passion of CALS researchers is displayed not only in their lab work but also on their arms, legs, necks, torsos… see photos of some serious skin stencils, collected as part of a special series on the CALS Notes blog.