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Regeneron CEO named Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year

Dr. Leonard S. Schleifer ’73 has been named Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year for 2019. He will be honored April 11-12 during Celebration, Entrepreneurship at Cornell’s annual conference in Ithaca.

Saturn’s icy rings reveal another secret: they’re young

Data from the last days of the NASA spacecraft Cassini show that Saturn’s beautiful, extensive rings are relatively young – perhaps created when dinosaurs roamed the Earth.

eCornell program will help leaders navigate change

A leadership program being offered through eCornell will help working managers effectively lead through volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity - also known as "VUCA." 

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U.S. economy’s current growth will peak in 2019

The U.S. economy has been on a long, slow upward trend for eight years, but a Cornell economist predicts that – like all good things – the steady growth will soon come to an end, likely by the end of the year.

Lt. governor returns to proclaim CHESS upgrade complete

Fourteen months after Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul came to announce funding for CHESS-U, the upgrade is officially complete as she returns for a ceremony marking the end of the project.

Well-being Fair teaches skills, highlights Cornell resources

To promote the idea that working hard and being well go hand in hand, the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business held its first Well-being Fair on Jan. 11.

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Cornell campus prepares for major winter storm

The National Weather Service has forecast a major winter storm that will likely start near midday on Saturday, Jan. 19, and end before evening on Sunday, Jan. 20.

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Apply for 2019 Digitization Grants

Cornell University Library’s digitization grants program invites proposals from faculty and graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Ken Clarke to discuss MLK on ‘All Things Equal’ Jan. 21

Rev. Kenneth Clarke, director of the Tompkins County Office of Human Rights, will discuss two iconic speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy on a special Martin Luther King Jr. Day edition of “All Things Equal” Jan. 21.

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Things to Do, Jan. 18-25, 2019

Events this week include new films at Cornell Cinema; a display of Martin Luther King's work with the labor movement; an early 20th-century piano festival and an exhibit from a local biodiversity survey.

Engineers’ plan would avert NYC’s dreaded L train shutdown

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has enlisted engineering professors from Cornell and Columbia to help solve a problem that threatened to cause an extended shutdown of a busy New York City subway line.

Natural habitats, bee diversity key to better apple production

A study of bees in apple orchards revealed that a wider diversity of species had a positive effect on apple production.