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Regional partnership takes a chance on New York chickpeas

A Schuyler County-Cornell pilot project could help New York farmers diversify their crops and give regional food manufacturers a cost-effective source for the popular legume.

NSF to fund research on ‘boundary spanning’ in Ph.D. studies

Kevin Kniffin, assistant professor at Dyson, is leading an NSF-funded study examining the career outcomes of interdisciplinary STEM graduate students, the environments in which they train, and how those environments relate to career outcomes.

Study tracks food’s value from farm to plate globally

A team of researchers, led by Dyson professors Chris Barrett and Miguel Gómez, has developed the “Global Food Dollar” method, which distributes the consumer’s net purchasing dollar across all farm and post-farmgate activities.

TIAA gift champions Dyson program addressing emerging markets

The transformative gift establishes the Clifton R. Wharton Jr. Program of Global Engagement endowed fund, which supports the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management's SMART program.

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Four teams win big in Cornell Tech startup contest

Cornell Tech awarded four student startup companies with pre-seed funding worth up to $100,000 in its eighth annual Startup Awards competition, announced at Cornell Tech’s virtual Open Studio, held May 26.

Hotel School, Peking University green-lighted to launch dual-degree program

Cornell has announced its approval for an international dual-degree program between the School of Hotel Administration, in the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, and China’s Guanghua School of Management at Peking University.

NYC urban design course technology recaptures humanity

Students in a new pilot course on Urban Design Strategies aim to improve livability of four NYC locations with the help of augmented- and virtual-reality.

Data insight firm targets opinions of the hard-to-reach

Ben Leff ’16 and government professor Peter Enns are co-founders of Reality Check Insights, a company that delivers data insights related to people’s attitudes, preferences and behaviors to media organizations, political groups and others.

Info sci student’s startup seeks to elevate Black businesses

For entrepreneurs of color, seed funding can be hard to come by. Anthonia Carter, a doctoral student in the field of information science, is addressing that problem with EGK Starters, which is helping people of color access the venture capital industry.