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Kaushik Basu leads International Economic Association

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:06:00 EDT

Kaushik Basu, the C. Marks Professor of International Studies and professor of economics, began his three-year term as president of the International Economic Association June 23.



Roundtable chews on opportunities, trends in the food business

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:06:56 EDT

A recent food industry conference hosted by the Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship covered topics including the effect of technology on restaurants, trends in food retailing and the movement to end tipping.



N.Y. honeybees stung hard by varroa mite, researchers find

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:06:00 EDT

A small mite is causing big trouble for New York state's honeybee population and putting in peril the fruit and vegetable crops that depend on these pollinators.



Resort legend, Lyft founder honored with Hotel School awards

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:06:00 EDT

The School of Hotel Administration honored a hotel industry legend and a pioneer in ride-sharing apps at its ninth annual Cornell Hospitality Icon and Innovator Awards June 6 at The Pierre in Manhattan.



Musicologist Alejandro Madrid receives Dent Medal

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:06:00 EDT

Alejandro L. Madrid, professor of music, has been awarded the Royal Musical Association's Dent Medal. He is the first Latin American winner of the award, which has been given since 1961.



The social media economy benefits few, new book suggests

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:06:00 EDT

A class of enterprising women aspire to make it in the social media economy but often find only unpaid work, says Brooke Erin Duffy, assistant professor of communication, in her book, (Not) Getting Paid to Do What You Love.



Republicans doubt 'global warming' more than 'climate change'

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:06:00 EDT

The U.S. public doubts the existence of global warming more than it doubts climate change – and Republicans are driving the effect, according to new research. But there's more agreement on climate science than meets the eye.



Berry for your thoughts: Contest seeks name for grape

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:06:00 EDT

Big on flavor, aroma and size, Cornell's newest grape lacks one defining feature: a name. Grape breeder Bruce Reisch ’76 is offering the public the chance to name it.



WCM hackathon focuses on 3-D printing innovation

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:06:59 EDT

The Clinical and Translational Science Center, in collaboration with the medical student group Tech-in-Medicine, hosted its first hackathon, the 3-D Printing Innovation Challenge, over the course of several days in May.



Rev startup teams go from 'napkin to prototype'

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:06:54 EDT

Eight teams of entrepreneurs are spending their summer developing their business ideas into products at Rev: Ithaca Startup Works' Hardware Accelerator.



Kate Walsh named dean of School of Hotel Administration

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 10:06:00 EDT

Kate Walsh, MPS ’90, has been named the seventh dean of the School of Hotel Administration, Provost Michael Kotlikoff announced June 16. She is the first female dean of the Hotel School and the second alumnus to lead it.



Student inventors to view their tech through business lens

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:06:00 EDT

Six engineering doctoral students are stepping out from behind the lab bench to closely examine the market potential for their research technologies.



Working group: Give citizens say in nuclear accident plans

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 11:06:55 EDT

At an expert briefing in Brussels on May 19, Cornell experts spoke about the need to plan for nuclear power plant accidents and how to compensate radiation victims.



Index highlights innovation advances in Europe, Africa

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 09:06:00 EDT

Switzerland, Sweden, the Netherlands, the United States and the United Kingdom are the world's most innovative countries, according to the Global Innovation Index 2017, co-edited by Soumitra Dutta, dean of Cornell SC Johnson.



Faculty panelists discuss immigration reform in America

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:06:00 EDT

Faculty experts discussed local, national and international perspectives on immigration and migration and potential impacts of policy changes on Cornell, at a Mosaic Forum June 10.



Atkinson's Academic Venture Fund awards $1.8M to 15 projects

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 10:06:00 EDT

The Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future's Academic Venture Fund awarded $1.8 million in 2017, with 15 grants to seed novel approaches to some of the world's greatest sustainability challenges.



Student work sheds light on hotels' dark side: sex trafficking

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 15:06:15 EDT

A recent School of Hotel Administration graduate is shedding light on a dark side of the hospitality industry: child sex trafficking. Giovanna Cavagnaro ’17 wrote her honors thesis on the largely underreported problem.



New eCornell data analytics courses help professionals excel

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 11:06:00 EDT

eCornell is now offering professionals the opportunity to earn an executive certificate in Data Analytics that builds core fluency in data analysis and a foundation for further technical study.



Governor, labor unions announce climate jobs program

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 14:06:22 EDT

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today he will dramatically increase the state's efforts to combat climate change and position unions to lead the nation in transitioning to a clean-energy economy.



Cornell SC Johnson College of Business graduates first class

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:06:00 EDT

The inaugural class of Cornell SC Johnson College of Business graduated May 28, celebrating the achievement with family and friends who converged on Ithaca from around the globe.



Cornell Perspectives: A parent's pride endures

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 13:06:04 EDT

In an Oct. 8, 2013, column in the Cornell Chronicle, Robert Glick described the arrival on campus of his daughter, Alicia Glick ’17. He looks back on his family's Cornell experience.



NYC workshop tackles how to build sustainable cities

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 11:06:00 EDT

On May 23, more than 60 people gathered at the College of Architecture, Art and Planning's studio space in New York City to consider how built environments can help meet climate change challenges.



Gift creates Robert B. Kent Public Interest Fund at Law School

Tue, 30 May 2017 16:05:00 EDT

The Robert B. Kent Public Interest Fund will be established through a $1 million gift made possible by Robert D. Ziff, J.D. ’92.



ILR expert urges policies that support the flex economy

Tue, 30 May 2017 14:05:49 EDT

Louis Hyman, professor of economic history, urged lawmakers in Washington, D.C., to learn from history and put into place the types of economic policies that heaved the economy out of the Great Depression in the 1930s.



MBAs mark historic day in new era of business education

Sat, 27 May 2017 20:05:54 EDT

Student speaker Tosin Adeniji talked about the power of community at Cornell Tech during Johnson's graduate recognition ceremony May 27. The event celebrated the accomplishments of MBA and Ph.D. graduates in three programs.