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Dairy startup gets NSF program funding, accelerator backing

A team of students who brainstormed their business idea – DairyX, a cloud-based dairy cow monitoring system – during the Digital Ag Hackathon has received NSF program funding and a spot in a New York City incubator.

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Vice provost is building culture of entrepreneurship and innovation

Emmanuel Giannelis, Cornell’s vice provost for research and vice president for technology transfer, intellectual property and research policy, discusses how the university is integrating research across its campuses and building an entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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For online reviews, shoppers believe a pretty face

New Cornell research has found that people are more likely to be swayed by positive recommendations posted online by attractive reviewers.

Programs empower underrepresented student entrepreneurs

W.E. (Women Entrepreneurs) Cornell and Black Entrepreneurs in Training are programs encouraging and enabling underrepresented groups in entrepreneurship. The deadline for joining either group is Sept. 11.

Grants create engagement opportunities for students

The Office of Engagement Initiatives has awarded $1,307,580 in Engaged Curriculum Grants to 25 teams of faculty and community partners that are integrating community engagement into majors and minors across the university.

Book traces rise of 'free enterprise' as cornerstone of conservatism

A new book by Cornell historian Lawrence Glickman traces how the term “free enterprise” evolved from a contested keyword in American politics to a cornerstone of conservative philosophy.

Yang-Tan Institute to lead national disability policy center

The U.S. Office of Disability Employment Policy has awarded $2 million to ILR’s Yang-Tan Institute for the first year of a four-year, $8 million agreement to operate an employer-focused disability policy development center.  

Alumni pitch green solutions in 76West energy competition

This year’s 76West Clean Energy Competition brought together 19 technology startups – including two led by Cornell alumni – to pitch their ideas to spur clean energy solutions in the Southern Tier.

Incubator helps students advance businesses over summer

Nine student teams stayed in Ithaca this summer to continue working on their business ideas, in areas such as machine learning and solar energy, through the Life Changing Labs summer incubator.