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Students across colleges work together on hospitality hackathon

A group of 115 Cornell students spent Sept. 29-Oct. 1 coming up with ideas focused on the luxury hotel industry during a hospitality hackathon.

Syracuse mayor: Local creativity drives national growth

Inventive and innovative medium-size cities have overtaken the federal government as engines of economic growth, according to Syracuse, New York, Mayor Stephanie Miner in a keynote talk at the 2017 Community Development Institute Sept. 28.

Hatfield lecturer to explore sustainable capitalism Oct. 12

Unilever CEO Paul Polman, the 35th Robert S. Hatfield Fellow in Economic Education will discuss “The Case for Sustainable Capitalism” Oct. 12.

Cornell supports South Asia’s largest farmer-to-farmer fair

More than 1.6 million farmers attended the annual Krishi mela, or farmers’ fair, at the University of Agricultural Sciences in India, Sept. 22 to 25.

Course offers global farming skills for success

Farmers from Zimbabwe to Uruguay gathered Sept. 18-23 in the first Cornell Alliance for Science training session in Illinois.

Discrimination more likely when resources are scarce

Can scarcity – or even just the perception of it – lead someone to discriminate against blacks? The answer is yes – if resources are scarce, and the person is unmotivated to act without prejudice, says psychologist Amy Krosch.

Cornell Commitment interns reflect on summer experiences

About 30 students from the Cornell Commitment office – Meinig scholars, Rawlings research scholars and Cornell Tradition fellows – presented posters and panel discussions Sept. 27.

Cornell Tech leverages academic links with Cornell campuses

The new Roosevelt Island campus of Cornell Tech has catalyzed a slew of innovative academic programs that will benefit not only Cornell Tech students but also students from the Ithaca campus.

Community engagement initiatives deliver reciprocal benefits

On Sept. 27, a forum in downtown Ithaca with Cornell faculty, staff, and partners offered stories of experiences and answered questions about implementing community-engaged initiatives.