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Entrepreneur of the Year shows power of persistence

Dr. Leonard Schleifer ’73, the 2019 Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year, shared the successes and failures he experienced while growing his biotechnology company, Regeneron, during an April 11 conversation with Lance Collins, the Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering.

Bartels lecturer outlines how developing countries can build human capital

Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Indonesia’s minister of finance, delivered this year’s Bartels World Affairs Lecture April 10. The event was hosted by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies and the Southeast Asia Program.

New director leads Center for the Study of Economy & Society

Filiz Garip, a former engineer whose career has been defined by interdisciplinary thinking, has been named director of a Cornell incubator for new ideas and research in economic sociology.

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.

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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.