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Partnership seeks to unleash DNA’s potential

Wojtek Pawlowski, associate professor of plant breeding and genetics, is partnering with French biotech company Meiogenix, with the goal of more effectively engineering maize, the world’s top staple crop.

Program empowers aspiring black entrepreneurs

Black Entrepreneurs in Training, now in its second year, aims to increase entrepreneurship among students of color at Cornell, and generate a visible group of black alumni who’ve founded successful companies.

After free lunch from drug firms, doctors increase prescriptions

Sales representatives’ “detailing” visits increased drug firm revenues but did not improve prescribing quality, according to a study co-authored by Colleen Carey, assistant professor of policy analysis and management.

Hospitality, not medical care, key to patient satisfaction

Quiet rooms and friendly nurses sway hospitals' patient satisfaction scores more than medical quality or survival rates, according a new study by Cristobal Young, associate professor of sociology.

Webinar to offer legal advice for entrepreneurs

Establishing a strong legal foundation is critical when launching a new business; a Feb. 20 webinar hosted by Celia Bigoness of the Cornell Law School will offer legal advice to budding entrepreneurs.


Global startup summit taps Zymtronix as challenge finalist

Startup Zymtronix – an industrial biotech company housed in Cornell’s McGovern Center – has been selected as a challenge finalist at the Hello Tomorrow 2020 global summit, March 11-13 in Paris.

Around the world, Cornell fellows guide climate action

Nearly 70 professionals from around the world have become Cornell Climate Online Fellows, as they take action locally to battle atmospheric greenhouse gas and ask others to join in.

Beating expectations key for Oscar hopefuls

Aspiring film directors must outperform peers with similar experience to build reputations and advance their careers, according to a study co-authored by Heeyon Kim, assistant professor of strategy in the School of Hotel Administration.

New certificate program develops key negotiation skills

Negotiation Mastery, a new certificate program offered through eCornell, will help professionals improve negotiation abilities through the use of practical tactics and tools, live peer exercises and expert instruction.