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Ithaca, NY 14853 United States
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March 2020

Chats in the Stacks: Tom Seeley on The Lives of Bees: The Untold Story of the Honey Bee in the Wild

March 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
160 Mann Library, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853 United States
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Wild colonies of honey bees hold the key to improving the health of the managed colonies kept by beekeepers, according to Thomas D. Seeley, the Horace White Professor in Biology, in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell. Why do colonies of honey bees living in the wild thrive while those of beekeepers often suffer high mortality? What new insights have scientists gained about the behavior, social life, and survival strategies of honey bees, by looking at how they…

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April 2020

Chats in the Stacks: Don Rakow on Nature Rx: Improving College-Student Mental Health

April 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
160 Mann Library, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853 United States
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Life today is full of stressors, and this is especially true for college and university students. To improve students' mental and physical well-being, Don Rakow, an associate professor in the Horticulture Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science at Cornell, recommends a prescription of fresh air. In a book coauthored with Gregory T. Eells, Nature Rx: Improving College-Student Mental Health (Cornell University Press, 2019), Rakow argues that campus programs encouraging students to spend more time outdoors can reduce the…

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