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Blockchain conference gets ringing start on Nasdaq floor

The Cornell Blockchain Conference got off to a ringing start April 11 as students, professors and blockchain industry dignitaries rang the Nasdaq bell to signify the start of the trading day as well as the advent of the conference.

Essentials

Social scientists analyze the dynamics shaping China’s cities

Five faculty fellows involved in the China’s Cities collaborative project reported on their results from three years of research at a March 22 capstone lecture. The Institute for the Social Sciences sponsored the project.

Ethics speaker: Effective team leadership is an ethical duty

Managers have an ethical responsibility to effectively lead, Kristin Behfar, Ph.D. ’03, professor of strategic leadership and ethics, said in her Day Family Ethics Lecture March 26.

Rohit Verma named provost at Vietnam’s Vin University

Rohit Verma, dean of external relations at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, has been named founding provost of Vin University in Hanoi, Vietnam. His three-year appointment is effective July 1.

Center for Veterinary Business and Entrepreneurship launches

The College of Veterinary Medicine has launched the Center for Veterinary Business and Entrepreneurship, a new interdisciplinary program intended to spur research, training and outreach.

Student group inspires socially conscious business

Social Enterprise at Cornell hosted the first Startup Career Fair at Cornell March 27 to match local socially conscious startups with students seeking summer internships.

Indonesia’s finance minister to give Bartels lecture April 10

Sri Mulyani Indrawati – two-time Indonesian minister of finance, economic reformer and powerful advocate for gender equality and education – will give the annual Bartels World Affairs Lecture April 10.

Former Statler manager receives Tompkins Chamber award

Richard Adie, managing director of Cornell University’s Statler Hotel from 2002 until his retirement in 2018, received the Howard Cogan Tourism Award from the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce March 28.

Staff News

Student hospitality startups win $37.5K at competition

Five student teams pitched their hospitality-oriented startups at the ninth annual Cornell Hospitality Business Plan Competition March 16 in Statler Auditorium.