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Macroeconomics workshop examines lessons from 2008 crisis

Cornell hosted a two-day workshop in late June addressing criticisms of contemporary macroeconomics, organized by professor Kieran Donaghy with support from the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future.

Ajunwa discusses law, technology in ‘Present Value’ podcast

Ifeoma Ajunwa, assistant professor in the ILR School, discusses the interplay of law and technology in the multiple stages of an employee’s journey in the latest installment of the “Present Value” podcast series.

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Cornell launches Engineering Management Distance Learning Program

Cornell is launching the Engineering Management Distance Learning Program, which will allow working professionals to earn Master of Engineering degrees while remaining on the job.

Inaugural class graduates from health care leadership program

The Executive M.B.A./M.S. in Healthcare Leadership, which combines a master’s from the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences with an MBA from the Johnson school, graduated its inaugural class in May.

Alexander Colvin named dean of ILR

Alexander Colvin, Ph.D. ’99, has been named the Kenneth F. Kahn ’69 Dean of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Provost Michael Kotlikoff announced June 20. The five-year appointment is effective July 1.

Cornell to administer Grow-NY contest for food, ag startups

Grow-NY, announced May 31 by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, will be one of the largest food and agriculture business competitions in the nation, supporting innovative startups in food production and agriculture.

Commercialization fellows set sights on tech solutions

Five doctoral students in engineering will spend a fully funded semester examining the business prospects for a diverse array of Cornell technologies as the newest class of commercialization fellows. 

Girls’ education suffers when high-achieving boys are peers

Teenage girls do worse in their education, careers and social lives when they have more high-achieving boys in their classes, according to a new study by two Cornell economists.

NSF-funded eLab startup launches with Fortune 500 company

Andrés Gutiérrez ’15, M.S. ’19 and Adler Faulkner ’18 started their company Comake, a smart workstation that consolidates accounts and cloud services, while students in eLab.