Seymour 'Sy' Smidt, expert in corporate finance, dies at 88

Joining Cornell's faculty in 1956, Seymour "Sy" Smidt was an internationally recognized expert in corporate finance, managerial economics and market microstructure. He died May 16 in Ithaca.

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Historian's book traces rise of mass imprisonment

In "Getting Tough: Welfare and Imprisonment in 1970s America," historian Julilly Kohler-Hausmann examines political choices and discourse that have led to mass incarceration and rising inequality.

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Support for health care law higher when polls mention 'repeal'

Support for the existing health care law is significantly higher in U.S. opinion polls when the survey question explicitly mentions "repeal" or "repeal or replace" as an option, according to Cornell researchers.

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Startup wields natural bacterium to improve health of livestock

Bactana Animal Health, a new company providing a natural, sustainable alternative to dosing livestock prophylactically with antibiotics and hormones, joined Cornell’s McGovern Center in May.

Grad students offer diverse suppliers a better shot at growth

Big Red Consulting student teams presented their ideas for helping Cornell suppliers who are women, minorities or veterans grow their businesses.

Camp Campbell inspires Cornell women food scientists

Denise Morrison, president and CEO of Campbell Soup Co., visited Cornell May 4 with a message for female food scientists: You too can be leaders in the food systems industry.

The Bridge architects talk design, academe and industry

Marion Weiss and Michael A. Manfredi, M.Arch. '80, cofounders of the Weiss/Manfredi architecture and landscape firm, gave an inside look at their design process of The Bridge at Cornell Tech.

Real estate titans talk development in changing world

Students and real estate professionals got a refreshingly honest view of the competitive and contentious world of development April 28 in NYC at a panel discussion.

Students jump-start hospitality innovation with Pepper the robot

Students competed for $10,000 in prize money to offer the best ideas on how Pepper, a humanoid robot that can interpret emotions and have intelligent conversations, can be used in the hospitality industry.