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Book traces rise of 'free enterprise' as cornerstone of conservatism

A new book by Cornell historian Lawrence Glickman traces how the term “free enterprise” evolved from a contested keyword in American politics to a cornerstone of conservative philosophy.

Yang-Tan Institute to lead national disability policy center

The U.S. Office of Disability Employment Policy has awarded $2 million to ILR’s Yang-Tan Institute for the first year of a four-year, $8 million agreement to operate an employer-focused disability policy development center.  

Alumni pitch green solutions in 76West energy competition

This year’s 76West Clean Energy Competition brought together 19 technology startups – including two led by Cornell alumni – to pitch their ideas to spur clean energy solutions in the Southern Tier.

Incubator helps students advance businesses over summer

Nine student teams stayed in Ithaca this summer to continue working on their business ideas, in areas such as machine learning and solar energy, through the Life Changing Labs summer incubator.

Startup works with Cornell AgriTech on mushroom burger

Leep Foods, an upstate New York producer of specialty mushrooms, is working with the Center of Excellence at Cornell AgriTech to develop a blended burger using mushrooms and grass-fed beef.  

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.

Water quality projects receive $1M in USDA grants

Cathy Kling, professor in the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, is collaborating on two projects, funded by the USDA, that will evaluate the economic impact agricultural pollution has on rural communities in the Midwest.  

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.

Howarth advised on methane portions of NY’s new climate law

Cornell professor Bob Howarth played a key role – reckoning methane as a carbon dioxide equivalent – in New York’s Climate Leadership and Communities Protection Act.