Gift backs efforts to commercialize research projects

A $500,000 gift from venture capital firm Kairos Ventures will enhance the Cornell Technology Acceleration and Maturation Fund, allowing it to better assist early-stage inventors and start-ups.

Heritage and ancient grain project feeds a growing demand

A Cornell-led project is helping build a new local grain culture by providing research-backed, farm-to-table information on modern, ancient and heritage wheat varieties.

Cornell SC Johnson: performance with passion and purpose

Soumitra Dutta, dean of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, reflects on the accomplishments of the college's first year and goals for next year. Highlights include exceptional fundraising and innovative collaborations.

Trust in financial markets was biggest victim of Madoff case

Financier Bernie Madoff bilked more than 10,000 investors out of billions of dollars in the 2000s. But professor Scott Yonker says the effect of the largest financial fraud in history rippled far beyond Madoff's direct victims.

Cuomo signs bill, invests in industrial hemp at Cornell event

New legislation signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on July 12 removes legal obstacles impeding access to hemp seed in a bid to streamline research and farming opportunities in New York.

Researchers survey strategies to improve end of life quality

A new study draws on experiences of members of care teams working with end-of-life patients to identify strategies to improve quality of life through policies, palliative care practices and design.

Greg Poe honored posthumously for his work in economics

Gregory Poe, professor of applied economics and management, who died March 11 at age 56, was honored posthumously June 12 by the Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association for his contributions to the field.

Kaushik Basu leads International Economic Association

Kaushik Basu, the C. Marks Professor of International Studies and professor of economics, began his three-year term as president of the International Economic Association June 23.

Roundtable chews on opportunities, trends in the food business

A recent food industry conference hosted by the Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship covered topics including the effect of technology on restaurants, trends in food retailing and the movement to end tipping.