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Hotel School offers online food and beverage management certificate

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 19:01:41 UTC

The School of Hotel Administration has launched a new Food and Beverage Management online certificate program.



Johnson Cornell Tech MBA named program of the year

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 20:12:50 UTC

Johnson Cornell Tech MBA has been named Program of the Year by Poets&Quants, a website that covers graduate business education.



Cornell Tech startup ideas get bigger, brighter, bolder

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 15:12:55 UTC

Team energy warmed the Tata Innovation Center as winter blasted outside along New York City's East River Dec. 14 at Cornell Tech's first Open Studio on Roosevelt Island.



Digital agriculture tech Adapt-N nets $1M Tulane prize

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:12:00 UTC

Adapt-N, a team from Cornell, was awarded the $1 million grand prize from the Tulane Nitrogen Reduction Challenge Dec. 14 in New Orleans.



Commercialization fellows present new technologies

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:12:00 UTC

Doctoral students in Cornell’s Commercialization Fellows program gathered Dec. 8 to present their work and future plans for their projects.



Program trains new farm owners for business success

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:12:46 UTC

The Cornell Small Farms Program is preparing the next generation of farmers and ranchers to succeed with a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.



Cosmos, Party Animal ice creams warm wise taste buds

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:12:00 UTC

Astronomy meets gastronomy at the food science introductory course, where student teams created ice cream for a final project. The winner: Cosmos, a sweet nod to Cornell astronomer Carl Sagan.



eLab students pitch business ideas at NYC event

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:12:18 UTC

Nearly 50 Cornell eLab students participated in the third annual mid-year pitch night in Manhattan Dec. 1.



Global fertilizer company acquires Cornell digital agriculture tech

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:12:25 UTC

Adapt-N, technology developed at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has been acquired by Yara International ASA, a fertilizer company.



Cornell Engineering online project management certificate launches

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 20:11:40 UTC

eCornell’s newProject Management online certificate program helps students build skills for the project-driven future.



Cornell student tells COP23 delegates: ‘Face up to reality’

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 18:11:00 UTC

A Cornell student, representing global youth constituencies at the Conference of the Parties (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, delivered a strong climate change statement to the convention delegates.



Cornell entrepreneurship founding father David J. BenDaniel dies at 86

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 19:11:17 UTC

David J. BenDaniel, a longtime and influential entrepreneurship professor, died Nov. 22 after a brief respiratory illness. BenDaniel was instrumental in the launch of Entrepreneurship at Cornell.



CIPA launches online certificate with nonprofit focus

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:11:28 UTC

The Cornell Institute for Public Affairs launched its first online certificate to prepare professionals to guide nonprofits eCornell.



Awards partner life science researchers with industries

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:11:03 UTC

Reducing antibiotic resistance in animals and developing a lubricating formula in joints for people suffering from arthritis are two of seven projects that received Center for Advanced Technology annual grants.



Software that keeps the faith wins pitch competition

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:11:48 UTC

Peter Cetale’s Religio software, which helps religious organizations boost engagement with their members, won first prize, $3,000 and bragging rights at the Hospitality Pitch Deck Competition Nov. 13 at Statler Hall.



McGovern Center incubator graduates a trio of startups

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:11:00 UTC

Cornell’s McGovern Center business incubator graduated three companies – Embark, Lionano and Sterifre Medical – at a ceremony in Weill Hall Nov. 13.



State-supported entrepreneurship launches businesses, creates jobs

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:11:00 UTC

Tom Schryver, executive director of Cornell’s Center for Regional Economic Advancement, testified Nov. 10 to state legislators, saying state-funded entrepreneur programs are an effective way to support economic growth.



Entrepreneurs present beehive monitoring technology to D.C. policymakers

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:11:10 UTC

The founders of Combplex, a startup run by two Cornell doctoral students, presented their bee colony monitoring technology in Washington, D.C., Nov. 14.



Certificate program teaches legal concepts for managers

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:11:46 UTC

eCornell’s new executive certificate, Essential Legal Concepts for Business Leaders, brings legal knowledge to professionals.



Veterans start businesses at entrepreneurship boot camp

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 17:11:00 UTC

Fifteen veterans are leveraging the tenacity and problem-solving skills they learned in the military at the 2017 Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities, sponsored by the School for Hotel Administration.



Chemical engineer turned CEO: ‘Wonderful time to be an entrepreneur’

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 21:11:27 UTC

Robert F. Smith '85, Cornell's Entrepreneur of the Year for 2017, spoke with engineering dean Lance Collins Nov. 3 in NYC.



ILR School forum: Tech promises jobs for people with disabilities

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 14:11:57 UTC

An ILR School forum in New York City focused on improving employment outcomes for people with disabilities in the tech sector.



Engineers turn research into prototypes with Scale Up Awards

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 15:11:49 UTC

Four teams of engineering faculty and students each received up to $20,000 from the college to advance their laboratory research toward functioning prototypes.



Entrepreneurs converge with students, alumni, faculty and staff at Summit

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 17:11:00 UTC

More than 500 people including alumni, faculty and students, gathered in New York City for Entrepreneurship at Cornell’s sixth Summit Nov. 3.



Cornell students welcome public to Dairy Day, Nov. 3

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 21:11:00 UTC

Dairy Day, a free event held twice a year by students in the Cornell University Dairy Science Club, is Nov. 3., 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Livestock Pavilion.



Student teams advise small businesses in Africa to help them thrive

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 20:11:31 UTC

Cornell students are advising small business owners in Africa about how to succeed and thrive in the context of their own economies.



High schoolers spawn fish, grow lettuce on NYC school rooftop

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 18:10:15 UTC

Public officials and proud parents of Food and Finance High School students toured a first-of-its-kind aquaponics greenhouse at the school on Oct. 25.



2018 eLab startups reflect interdisciplinary entrepreneurship

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 16:10:00 UTC

Cornell’s business accelerator for student startups, eLab, recently announced its 2017-18 cohort of 15 startups.



Philly’s new tax on soda makes prices bubble up

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:10:04 UTC

By looking at a natural experiment in the Philadelphia International Airport, economist John Cawley found Philly soda distributers passed 93 percent of a new soda tax on to consumers in the form of higher retail prices.



Lab innovations translate into real-world business impact

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 18:10:50 UTC

Engineering graduate students gave overviews of the intriguing new technologies they’ve developed – and how they are primed to translate into positive impacts for businesses – at Rev: Ithaca Startup Works.



Hotel School ranked No. 1 in the world

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:10:56 UTC

Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration was ranked No. 1 in the world for hospitality and hotel management for 2017 by CEOWORLD magazine.



Breazzano Family Center for Business Education is dedicated in Collegetown

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:10:08 UTC

Cornell dedicated the Breazzano Family Center for Business Education Oct. 18 with a festive reception. Located in Collegetown, the state-of-the-art building dramatically expands the teaching capacity of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business.



Unilever CEO argues for sustainable capitalism

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:10:34 UTC

Can capitalism be sustainable, in more than one sense of the word? For Unilever CEO Paul Polman, the answer is a resounding yes.



Cornell Tech, CUNY launch internship for women in tech

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:10:03 UTC

Cornell Tech, the New York City Mayor’s Office and the City University of New York launched a new winter internship program Oct. 11 as part of the Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in New York (WiTNY) initiative.



Extension summer interns recount helping New York businesses, communities

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 19:10:00 UTC

Twenty-six students shared their experiences of working with Cornell Cooperative Extension this summer.



Hotels thrive even in the age of Airbnb

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:10:00 UTC

Hospitality industry innovations, shifting demographics and globalization will catalyze a “golden age” of travel in the next 25 years, a leading global hotel investment adviser said at the Cornell Hospitality Research Summit.



Entrepreneurship Summit NYC set for Nov. 3

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:10:00 UTC

Cornell President Martha E. Pollack will join entrepreneurs for the sixth Cornell Entrepreneurship Summit NYC Nov. 3.



A ‘playful’ Nobel Prize winner laid groundwork for his field at Cornell

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:10:00 UTC

Richard Thaler, professor of economics at Cornell for nearly two decades, was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics Oct. 9 for work he began at Cornell.



Extension helps New York farmers share harvest with hurricane victims

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:10:00 UTC

Cornell Cooperative Extension vegetable specialist Maire Ullrich worked with nonprofit Feeding America to put together a shipment of fruits and vegetables to be trucked to parts of Florida or Texas hit hard by recent hurricanes.



Students across colleges work together on hospitality hackathon

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 15:10:28 UTC

A group of 115 Cornell students spent Sept. 29-Oct. 1 coming up with ideas focused on the luxury hotel industry during a hospitality hackathon.



Syracuse mayor: Local creativity drives national growth

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 16:10:00 UTC

Inventive and innovative medium-size cities have overtaken the federal government as engines of economic growth, according to Syracuse, New York, Mayor Stephanie Miner in a keynote talk at the 2017 Community Development Institute Sept. 28.



Hatfield lecturer to explore sustainable capitalism Oct. 12

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 16:10:00 UTC

Unilever CEO Paul Polman, the 35th Robert S. Hatfield Fellow in Economic Education will discuss “The Case for Sustainable Capitalism” Oct. 12.



Cornell supports South Asia’s largest farmer-to-farmer fair

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 19:10:46 UTC

More than 1.6 million farmers attended the annual Krishi mela, or farmers’ fair, at the University of Agricultural Sciences in India, Sept. 22 to 25.



Course offers global farming skills for success

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 19:10:07 UTC

Farmers from Zimbabwe to Uruguay gathered Sept. 18-23 in the first Cornell Alliance for Science training session in Illinois.



Discrimination more likely when resources are scarce

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 15:10:04 UTC

Can scarcity – or even just the perception of it – lead someone to discriminate against blacks? The answer is yes – if resources are scarce, and the person is unmotivated to act without prejudice, says psychologist Amy Krosch.



Cornell Commitment interns reflect on summer experiences

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 22:10:11 UTC

About 30 students from the Cornell Commitment office – Meinig scholars, Rawlings research scholars and Cornell Tradition fellows – presented posters and panel discussions Sept. 27.



Cornell Tech leverages academic links with Cornell campuses

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 20:09:04 UTC

The new Roosevelt Island campus of Cornell Tech has catalyzed a slew of innovative academic programs that will benefit not only Cornell Tech students but also students from the Ithaca campus.



Community engagement initiatives deliver reciprocal benefits

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 18:09:55 UTC

On Sept. 27, a forum in downtown Ithaca with Cornell faculty, staff, and partners offered stories of experiences and answered questions about implementing community-engaged initiatives.



Trump names Burkhauser as top economic adviser

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 19:09:00 UTC

President Donald Trump has appointed Cornell economist Richard V. Burkhauser to the Council of Economic Advisers.



Wages up but workers’ financial concerns continue: poll

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:09:31 UTC

Many New York City residents struggle with scheduling challenges at work and inadequate pay, according to a survey released by the ILR School’s Worker Institute.