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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.

For Prabhu Pingali, India’s malnutrition puzzle is personal

Prabhu Pingali, founder of the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition, is making progress in his quest to discover why 15% of Indians – nearly 200 million people – remain malnourished.

Groundwater policies fire up air pollution in northwest India

A measure to conserve groundwater in northwestern India has led to unexpected consequences: Added air pollution in an area already beset by haze and smog.

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.

Cornell’s Eiseman counsels Scotland on climate policy support

A Cornell researcher is collaborating to help Scotland achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2045 through education to support new, stronger climate-action policies.

Wheat expert calls for global unity to avert future hunger crises

Ronnie Coffman, director of International Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, addressed the International Wheat Congress July 23 in Canada, urging renewed commitment to germplasm exchange.

Audio storytelling workshop to train journalists

On July 11-12, 10 journalists will descend on The Białowieża Forest, where they are taking part in an audio storytelling workshop, to report on the role climate change is playing in the increasing infestations of bark beetles, a forest pest.

Anthropology Ph.D. candidate named Newcombe fellow

Natalie Nesvaderani is one of 23 recipients of a 2019-20 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, administered through the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

$10M gift boosts China and Asia-Pacific Studies Program

A $10 million gift from alum Adam J. Levinson ’92 and wife Brittany Levinson will expand opportunities for Cornell students to study and explore the China and Asia-Pacific region and its global impacts.