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BanQu CEO illuminates blockchain path to social justice

At the Cornell Business Impact Symposium, keynote speaker Ashish Gadnis described a pathway to positive social impact that could help people around the world rise from poverty, reduce gender inequality, vanquish black markets and bring light to shadow economies.

Ripple effect: Study reveals NYS apple industry’s true economic impact

Unveiling a new economic impact analysis model, a Cornell team found the state’s apple industry has a 21 percent larger economic impact than traditional models suggest.

Economist, engineer Richard Schuler dies at 81

Richard Schuler, professor emeritus in both economics and engineering and former deputy chairman of the state Public Service Commission, died Feb. 13 at age 81. 

Academics propose U.S.-Mexico ‘energy-water corridor’

A network of academics from around the United States – including two Cornell wind energy experts – are proposing an 'energy-water corridor' along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Cornell launches institute for women’s entrepreneurship

The Bank of America Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Cornell offers a free, 12-week online business certificate program, which gives entrepreneurs the skills, knowledge and resources to build their own businesses.

Gender pay gap shrinks when companies disclose wages

A new study suggests companies that disclose their wages can shrink the gap between what men and women earn by 7 percent. And it makes the workplace more equitable in other ways as well.

Smithers Institute receives grant to study veteran transition

The Smithers Institute at the ILR School has been awarded a Defense Department research grant for a four-year study examining the transition from military to civilian employment.

Health care issues tackled at Weill Cornell Hackathon

The third annual NYC Health Hackathon, hosted Feb. 8-10 by Weill Cornell Medicine, brought teams together in an attempt to solve myriad medical challenges.

Leading economic theorist Tapan Mitra dies at age 70

Mitra wrote or edited more than 150 publications in economic theory and applied mathematics, making pioneering contributions to intertemporal allocation of resources, capital theory and economic dynamics.