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American Chestnut Restoration

Return of the American Chestnut

ESF Scientists are growing the first American chestnut trees that can withstand the blight that virtually eliminated the once-dominant tree from the eastern United States. "Our goal was to develop an American chestnut tree that has blight resistance equal to that of a Chinese chestnut and we are there. We've done it," said Dr. William Powell, an ESF professor who leads the research project along with Dr. Chuck Maynard. Learn more »

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cross country championshipNational Champs Again!
The ESF men's cross country team won the USCAA Cross Country National Championship while the women took 3rd. Read more »

Galapagos TortoiseGalapagos Tortoise Comeback
A population of endangered giant tortoises, which once dwindled to just over a dozen, has recovered on the Galapagos island of Española. Read more »

leopard frog discoveredNew Frog Species Identified along East Coast
Researchers have identified a new species of leopard frog living in largely urban areas in the Interstate 95 corridor. Read more »

e s sHumanitarian Engineering
About 50 students in the Engineering for a Sustainable Society club have been involved in community projects in the Syracuse area and in Central and South America. Read more »

ESF Earns Honors for Commitment to Blood DrivesESF Earns Honors for Commitment to Blood Drives
ESF has won several awards from the Red Cross for dedication to campus blood drives, including the 2014 Blood Drive Sponsor Award. Read more »

bioblitzU.S. News Places ESF Among the Best
U.S. News & World Report ranks ESF at number 30 among the nation's top public universities in the 2015 edition of Best Colleges. Read more »

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