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Persistent poverty is focus of latest Institute for the Social Sciences theme project

'Persistent Poverty and Upward Mobility' will look at comparative research on why some people remain poor for long periods of time while others manage to escape poverty. (April 10, 2008)

Harrowing tale of exoneration from death row emphasizes need for criminal justice reform

Kirk Noble Bloodsworth sported a blue silk necktie with a DNA model during two talks at Cornell Law School, April 1. The tie is far more than window dressing: It symbolizes the key to his freedom. (April 10, 2008)

School of Criticism and Theory will convene <br />for 12th year at Cornell, June 15-July 24

Topics to be discussed at the School of Criticism and Theory, June 15 to July 24, will range from torture, disbelief, espionage, sovereignty and responsibility to modern jazz, experimental art, the lyric and bilingualism. (April 8, 2008)

Inaugural class of young professionals works with NYC extension to become leaders in a multicultural world

Cornell Cooperative Extension-New York City has just 'graduated' its inaugural class of young professionals in a new program, Strength Through Diversity -- Young Professionals Leadership Program. (April 7, 2008)

Cornell international symposium addresses failed and failing states and the lessons from Darfur, April 18-19

Cornell's Institute for African Development will host a two-day symposium, 'Failed and Failing States in Africa: Lessons From Darfur and Beyond,' April 18-19, in the ILR Conference Center. (April 4, 2008)

Business incubator opens for entrepreneurial undergraduates

The Student Agencies eLab will help Cornell undergraduates develop business ideas into action with access to a network of successful alumni mentors and investors and a suite of professional services. (April 3, 2008)

Engineering teams create cutting-edge designs while honing entrepreneurial skills

Sixteen student project teams in the College of Engineering hone their entrepreneurial skills by building vehicles and other projects to enter national competitions. (April 3, 2008)

The Hartwell Foundation awards Cornell University researchers $1 million

Three Cornell researchers will receive Hartwell awards for their cutting-edge research to benefit children: Charles Glatt and Anjali Rajadhyaksha of Weill Cornell Medical College and John March in Ithaca. (April 3, 2008)

Ethnic co-existence in Kenya is critical for harmony, say panelists in forum on understanding tribal warfare

Panelists discuss Kenya's tribal warfare, politics and elections in a forum in conjunction with Heal Kenya, a campaign at Cornell to raise money to help Kenyans displaced by ethnic violence. (April 2, 2008)