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Cornell SC Johnson to train young Rwandans in hospitality industry

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:03:00 UTC

The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business has joined the Mastercard Foundation Hanga Ahazaza initiative and will train young Rwandans in the hospitality industry.

Cornell to help jump-start seven NY businesses

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:03:22 UTC

Seven New York state businesses have been awarded funding to participate in the Cornell Center for Materials Research JumpStart Program, through which they will collaborate with Cornell faculty members to develop and improve their products.

Law and economics initiative to launch with NYC event

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:03:36 UTC

The Cornell Research Academy of Development, Law and Economics, a new initiative directed by professors Kaushik Basu and Robert Hockett, hosts its first major conference on April 12-13 in New York City.

Top restaurateur urges students to defy expectations

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:03:24 UTC

With playful, self-deprecating humor and pithy lessons from his successful career, Will Guidara ’01, co-owner of Eleven Madison Park, a restaurant ranked among the best in the world, gave the keynote address at Hotel Ezra Cornell 2018 March 17.

Only one in four workers have decent jobs: Konvitz lecturer

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:03:00 UTC

Philip Jennings, general secretary of UNI Global Union, lectured on the state of workers worldwide March 13.

Carlyle Group founder to deliver Durland lecture March 27

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:03:00 UTC

Daniel A. D’Aniello, co-founder and chairman emeritus of The Carlyle Group, will deliver the 30th annual Durland Lecture March 27.

Algorithms use at work subject of May 4-5 New York City workshop

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 20:03:47 UTC

ILR School faculty will teach “Algorithms at Work” May 4-5 at the Cornell Tech campus in New York City. 

Sustainability sows a healthy business climate

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 17:03:08 UTC

The color of money may be the best tint for keeping the world from warming was a key message at the Cornell Business Impact Symposium, “Unleashing the Hidden Power of Sustainability,” on March 10.  

Cornell to collaborate with Vingroup to establish VinUniversity in Hanoi, Vietnam

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:03:00 UTC

Cornell is involved in a multiyear consulting services contract with Vietnam’s largest property developer that includes advising on the development of infrastructure, campus reviews, curriculum and faculty hiring.

Dejah Powell uses awards to help feed her Chicago neighborhood

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 17:03:28 UTC

The South Side of Chicago, where Dejah Powell ’18 grew up, is known as an urban food desert. Powell, an environmental and sustainability science major, is helping to change that.

Women in Leadership program enrolls 1,000 students

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 16:03:32 UTC

eCornell’s Women in Leadership certificate program has enrolled 1,000 students since it launched in January 2017.

New York vintners urged to pop their corks at annual wine event

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 18:03:42 UTC

New York has the unique soil and climate conditions to establish itself as a significant presence in the market for sparkling wine, experts said at B.E.V. NY, Cornell’s annual outreach event for the wine industry.

New York City events honor Triangle fire victims, focus on new activists

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 15:03:10 UTC

“Triangle Fire: See You in the Streets" a commemoration of the Triangle Factory fire tragedy, will be held March 26 at the Center for Jewish History in Manhattan.

Teaching online sharpens instruction in the classroom

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 15:03:47 UTC

Faculty members who have created online courses with eCornell say the process improved the way they think about and organize material in their classes on campus.

Yeast research aims to reduce stress for New York wineries

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 18:02:00 UTC

Food science professor Patrick Gibney is researching stressed-out yeast, which poses difficult production problems for the wine industry.

Business faculty weigh the promise, pitfalls of technology

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 20:02:52 UTC

Three Cornell SC Johnson College of Business professors offered their thoughts on the value of technology during a Jan. 18 alumni event in San Francisco.

A homegrown business with billion-dollar ambitions

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 20:02:00 UTC

Hotel School alumnus Alan Rosen ’91 shared his journey at the helm of one of the most delicious operations in the country – Junior’s, a restaurant chain famous for its cheesecake.

Two alumnae named 2019 Schwarzman scholars

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 14:02:00 UTC

An-Chi “Angela” Dai ’15 and Kelly McClure ’16 have been selected to join the third class of Schwarzman Scholars, a program that sends young leaders to Beijing for a year of master’s degree study.

Interested in social entrepreneurship? Become a 'change-maker'

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 18:02:51 UTC

Cornell delegates to the Clinton Global Initiative University presented their commitments to action at a pitch competition Jan. 31.

Joe Thomas named interim dean of Cornell SC Johnson

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 15:02:00 UTC

L. Joseph Thomas has been appointed interim dean of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, following the Jan. 30 resignation of Soumitra Dutta. Thomas, who was dean of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management 2007-12, will lead the college until a permanent dean is appointed.

Hackathon inspires solutions for animal health - and sticky dog poop

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 21:02:49 UTC

A spray that prevents feces from clumping on long-haired dogs won the 2018 Cornell Animal Health Hackathon, co-hosted by the College of Veterinary Medicine and Entrepreneurship at Cornell.

Business professors aim to revamp academic tradition

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 17:01:00 UTC

Two top journals in accounting and finance are working to improve the credibility of academic research, under the guidance of two professors at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management.

Studies explore how supermarkets source foods for low-income customers

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 17:01:54 UTC

These case studies offer policymakers a better understanding of how regional food systems could bring healthier food to low-income people in the Northeast.

Cornell-bred GiveGab acquires major competitor

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 17:01:52 UTC

The acquisition brings GiveGab, founded by Cornell MBAs, closer to its goal of becoming the largest charitable software platform.  

Entrepreneurship and innovation minor to create ‘agents of change’

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 16:01:23 UTC

The new minor, launched by the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, will be open to undergraduates majoring in any field at any college or school at Cornell. 

Wayfair founders named 2018 Cornell Entrepreneurs of the Year

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 14:01:00 UTC

Niraj Shah ’95 and Steve Conine ’95, founders of Wayfair, have been named 2018 Cornell Entrepreneurs of the Year.

U.S. economy will trot along at 2 percent clip in 2018

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:01:28 UTC

Cornell economist Steven Kyle predicted the U.S. economy will continue to cruise at a steady pace of 2 percent to 2.5 percent in 2018. But an end to seven years of growth may be looming, he said.

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.