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Startup works with Cornell AgriTech on mushroom burger

Leep Foods, an upstate New York producer of specialty mushrooms, is working with the Center of Excellence at Cornell AgriTech to develop a blended burger using mushrooms and grass-fed beef.  

Visa concerns deter foreign-born Ph.D.s from working in startups, study finds

Foreign-born Ph.D. graduates with science and engineering degrees from American universities apply to and receive offers for technology startup jobs at the same rate as U.S. citizens, but are only half as likely to actually work at fledgling companies, a Cornell study has found.

Water quality projects receive $1M in USDA grants

Cathy Kling, professor in the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, is collaborating on two projects, funded by the USDA, that will evaluate the economic impact agricultural pollution has on rural communities in the Midwest.  

Switzerland is most innovative, India making gains, according to index

The 2019 Global Innovation Index, co-published by the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, ranks the U.S. among the top five economies in the world. India made the biggest leap in the ranking.

Howarth advised on methane portions of NY’s new climate law

Cornell professor Bob Howarth played a key role – reckoning methane as a carbon dioxide equivalent – in New York’s Climate Leadership and Communities Protection Act.

Macroeconomics workshop examines lessons from 2008 crisis

Cornell hosted a two-day workshop in late June addressing criticisms of contemporary macroeconomics, organized by professor Kieran Donaghy with support from the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future.

Ajunwa discusses law, technology in ‘Present Value’ podcast

Ifeoma Ajunwa, assistant professor in the ILR School, discusses the interplay of law and technology in the multiple stages of an employee’s journey in the latest installment of the “Present Value” podcast series.

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Cornell launches Engineering Management Distance Learning Program

Cornell is launching the Engineering Management Distance Learning Program, which will allow working professionals to earn Master of Engineering degrees while remaining on the job.

Inaugural class graduates from health care leadership program

The Executive M.B.A./M.S. in Healthcare Leadership, which combines a master’s from the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences with an MBA from the Johnson school, graduated its inaugural class in May.