We're Moving! Center to Send Bugs Packing from New Location
The Northeastern IPM Center, along with a member of New York State IPM’s communications team, are moving to new offices on the Cornell campus – and any pests there had better be prepared! Little do they know how we deal with critters.
In all seriousness, it’s not without some sadness that we’re taking this step. Our Center has been housed in the Insectary’s Blauvelt Lab since landing at Cornell back in 2007. Blauvelt has been a comfortable and quiet location that has accommodated many of our needs. All current and former Center staff have enjoyed immensely our research neighbors who have always welcomed us, shared their space — and cheered us with beautiful plants during the gray seasons. Even so, our calling is to a place of more exposure.
We begin our move on April 6. Our new offices are on the first floor of Rice Hall at 340 Tower Road. Our phone numbers will stay the same. The new location is more central to campus — which increases our visibility while allowing for stronger collaboration with other departments and programs on campus. Many of our new neighbors in Rice Hall — New York Sea Grant, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, and the Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture among them — are, like our Center, collaborative and extension-related organizations. We hope to share that level of interaction and enthusiasm with our new neighbors while being more accessible to researchers, students, collaborators, and visitors from Cornell and across the region.
We’re planning a grand opening or open house event in the next few months. We would love to see you then or anytime to check out our new location and see whether we’ve scared off any pests — yet. Please stop by!