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Obama's presidential campaign manager to give 2009 Convocation address

The 2009 Convocation speaker will be David Plouffe, manager of Barack Obama's presidential campaign, the Class of 2009 has announced. Convocation will be held May 23 at noon at Schoellkopf Stadium. (Feb. 26, 2009)

ILR School students help jobless find work

Eleven students used their computer skills at job centers last month to help older workers identify and compete for work as part of an unemployment prevention internship program. (Feb. 16, 2009)

Johnson School students launch coaching and loan program for small local businesses

A program of the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise, BR MicroCapital pairs first-year MBA students with self-employed entrepreneurs who live or work in the Tompkins County area. (Feb. 11, 2009)

Cornell podcasts offer career advice in a sinking economy

The job market may look increasingly bleak for graduating seniors and young alumni, but '10GoodMinutes,' a free weekly podcast of interviews with experts can help. (Feb. 10, 2009)

Annual Johnson School competition invites business idea submissions

The Cornell Venture Challenge, formerly the Business Idea Competition, is sponsored by BR Ventures and rewards unique business ideas with a top prize of $10,000. Entries are being accepted through March 1. (Feb. 10, 2009)

ILR program part of $12 million project to overcome job barriers for those with disabilities

The ILR School's Employment and Disability Institute, as a partner in a $12 million initiative, is working to help overcome the problems that New Yorkers with disabilities have in getting jobs. (Feb. 4, 2009)

Hotel and Johnson schools team to offer real-world sustainability course

Global poverty, climate change, ecosystem degradation and other issues are being tackled in a new course offered by the School of Hotel Administration and the Johnson School. (Jan. 28, 2009)

Jay Walker named 2009 Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year

Walker '77, chairman of Walker Digital and founder of, will be honored on campus during the Entrepreneurship@Cornell Celebration April 16-17. (Jan. 26, 2009)

10 ways to improve control, reduce risk in financial sector

Financial expert Leon Metzger offers recommendations for new legislation or regulation to improve the internal controls and reduce operational risk in the financial sector. (Jan. 21, 2009)