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Startup GiveGab helped raise $52 million on Giving Tuesday

GiveGab, a fundraising and engagement platform founded at Cornell, helped nonprofits raise $52 million on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 27.

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2018 Affinito-Stewart research grants awarded; 2019 proposals sought

Nine Cornell faculty members have been awarded Affinito-Stewart research grants for the 2018-19 academic year. Proposals for 2019-20 are due Feb. 8.

Cornell, community partners help drive Buffalo’s revival

The Partnership for the Public Good, founded in Buffalo in 2007 by the ILR School, is working with local groups to make the city a model of urban regeneration and create policies advancing equity and sustainability.

Documentarian: Take down paywalls, open access to scholarship

Academic publishing is a $25 billion-a-year industry dominated by a handful of publishers with unfair business practices, a documentary filmmaker visiting campus said.

Book investigates resilience in the face of chronic poverty

A new book, “The Economics of Poverty Traps,” co-edited by Cornell agricultural and development economist Chris Barrett, highlights cutting-edge research on the mechanisms that keep people entrenched in poverty.

Ecolectro receives $1.7M from DOE to accelerate hydrogen fuel development

The U.S. Department of Energy has granted $1.7 million to Cornell startup Ecolectro so the company can produce hydrogen fuel more easily and inexpensively.

A foodie grows in Brooklyn: Ann Vegdahl on her new role

Ann Vegdahl joined Cornell Food Venture Center's new satellite office in Brooklyn this summer; she discusses her new role.

Convergence of ideas is focus of Entrepreneurship Summit

The eight speakers who highlighted the 2018 Entrepreneurship at Cornell Summit in New York City Nov. 9 embodied the day’s theme: eclectic convergence.

Rethinking revenues at health care nonprofits

A new study by Sachin Gupta upends the conventional thinking about revenue streams at health care nonprofits. His new study suggests outreach clinics aimed at poor patients attract paying patients as well.