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Student group inspires socially conscious business

Social Enterprise at Cornell hosted the first Startup Career Fair at Cornell March 27 to match local socially conscious startups with students seeking summer internships.

Ten from CIS, engineering faculty win Google research awards

Ten Cornell faculty members in computer science and engineering have received Google Faculty Research Awards. Cornell has the third-highest number of recipients among the 80 institutions worldwide that received Google awards.

Indonesia’s finance minister to give Bartels lecture April 10

Sri Mulyani Indrawati – two-time Indonesian minister of finance, economic reformer and powerful advocate for gender equality and education – will give the annual Bartels World Affairs Lecture April 10.

CCE sows seeds to grow urban agriculture

Specialists from Cornell Cooperative Extension are helping urban farmers from Buffalo to New York City make the most of confined spaces and unique growing conditions.

Calling for kindness, Elizabeth Latham ’20 wins sermon contest

Elizabeth Latham ’20 – calling for kindness throughout the world with her oration, “Feed and You Will Be Fed” – won the ninth annual Harold I. Saperstein ’31 Cornell Student Topical Sermon Contest, held March 17.

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Forced arbitration a growing problem, says ILR interim dean

Workers are increasingly finding themselves on the losing end of a lopsided resolution process that employers have long controlled, ILR School Interim Dean Alex Colvin, Ph.D. ’99, said at a panel in New York.

Gene variant may affect breast cancer survival for black women

A set of gene variants originating in Sub-Saharan West Africa may help explain why black women have worse breast cancer outcomes than white women, say researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian.

For privacy, ‘granny cams’ may cause more harm than good

Cameras in nursing home bedrooms aim to protect the elderly, but according to new Cornell-led research they also raise tensions around issues of privacy, safety and dignity – and may even endanger the people they’re supposed to help.

Series of events to mark 50th anniversary of Willard Straight Hall occupation

The Cornell community will examine the event’s significance in the university’s history and its part in the broader civil rights movement.

Podcast explores role of forests in providing water

“The Need for Trees,” a new episode of the “What Makes Us Human?” podcast series from the College of Arts and Sciences, explores the critical role trees play in the Earth’s water cycle.

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New lecture series in human evolution honors late professor

The inaugural event in the Kenneth A.R. Kennedy Lecture in Human Evolution series will be April 9 and will feature Cynthia Beall, professor of anthropology at Case Western Reserve University.

Riché Richardson: from surgery to recovery to hope

At the March 28 Soup & Hope, associate professor of African-American literature Riché Richardson recounted how surgeries and faith taught her to live life to the fullest. 

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