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Series examines U.S. political, economic future

Six distinguished scholars will address the topic, “After the American Century? Fears and Hopes for America's Future” in a series of talks on campus this fall.

Relax! Slip on an electric vest to knead away stress

A new startup led by three Cornell students is developing a garment that gently gives a massage to reduce harmful amounts of stress in the body.

'Average American' will slide down income scale

Retiring Baby Boomers and lower-paid minorities will drive down median income over the next two decades, according to research by Richard Burkhauser and Jeff Larrimore.

Fees cancel tax advantage of college savings plans

New research shows ordinary mutual funds may offer better yields than tax-exempt college savings plans, thanks to excess administrative fees.

Alum, banks support ag economics professorship

Sheldon Brown ’68 and financial institutions CoBank and Farm Credit East have made a give to establish an agricultural economics professorship in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management.

Greening manure could yield fly larvae fit for a meal

Two negatives – cow manure and flies – can make a positive. Cornell animal scientists, entomologists and a business professor will examine the environmental impact and commercial potential of quickly processing dairy cow manure with fly larvae. And then using the dried larvae to feed other farm animals.

Haitian student studies job satisfaction as poverty solution

After finding low worker satisfaction in her country, Haitian student Nemdia Daceney continued her research at Cornell this summer hoping to show employers and government officials the human dimension of economic development policies.

Apple Inc. names ILR professor to advisory board

ILR School assistant professor Eli Friedman has been named to the Apple Inc. Academic Advisory Board, to advise the company on ethical working conditions for supply chain employees.

Cities adopt law professor's plan to fix mortgage crisis

Law professor Robert Hockett's plan for cities to address underwater mortgages is being adopted across the country.