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Faculty brief Congress, alumni on chemical risks

Three faculty members from the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future briefed Congress and alumni in Washington, D.C., on chemical risks June 18.

How foods are 'sized' affects how much we eat

A new study shows that whether foods are labeled small, regular or double-sized influences how much people will consume – and how much they'll pay for them.

New economics research helps developing world

Professors offered an inside look at Cornell's new economics department, their fields of study and current research projects June 8 at Reunion.

Destito clarifies 'Tax-Free NY' proposal

RoAnn Destito, commissioner of the New York State Office of General Services, presented particulars about New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed "Tax-Free NY" program to the Cornell community June 14.

Matsudaira named to White House Council of Economic Advisers

Jordan Matsudaira, assistant professor of policy analysis and management in the College of Human Ecology, has been appointed a senior economist at the Council of Economic Advisers.

Hyatt, Chipotle leaders feted at hospitality gala

At the Cornell Hospitality Icon & Innovator Awards, 800 travel and hospitality leaders celebrated Tom Pritzker, executive chairman of Hyatt Hotels, and Steve Ells, founder of Chipotle Mexican Grill.

In key Asian cities, global forces drive hotel revenues

The most extreme case is Seoul, South Korea, where more than 90 percent of the hotels’ revenue per available room is affected by such global factors as Chinese and U.S consumer confidence.

Skorton addresses Cuomo's 'Tax-Free NY' summit

President David Skorton addressed Gov. Cuomo's "Tax-Free NY" summit June 3. The proposed program is designed to spur upstate New York business.

Genetic variants linked to educational attainment

A multinational team of researchers has identified genetic markers that predict educational attainment by pooling data from more than 125,000 individuals in 15 countries.