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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.

Indonesia’s finance minister to give Bartels lecture April 10

Sri Mulyani Indrawati – two-time Indonesian minister of finance, economic reformer and powerful advocate for gender equality and education – will give the annual Bartels World Affairs Lecture April 10.

Former Statler manager receives Tompkins Chamber award

Richard Adie, managing director of Cornell University’s Statler Hotel from 2002 until his retirement in 2018, received the Howard Cogan Tourism Award from the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce March 28.

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Student hospitality startups win $37.5K at competition

Five student teams pitched their hospitality-oriented startups at the ninth annual Cornell Hospitality Business Plan Competition March 16 in Statler Auditorium. 

Entrepreneurship celebration to feature talks on game design, family business

More than 200 alumni are expected to return to campus April 11-12 for the Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration, which will include recognition of the Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year.

Living in an age of inequality: perspectives from the business world

Two deans and three faculty members from the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business offered a multilayered discussion on business and technology in the age of rising inequality March 18 in Warren Hall.

New Cornell center to give engineering startups a boost

The Praxis Center for Venture Development, which formally opened March 21, will help clients accelerate research and development of their technologies while supporting business development in New York state.