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Business college launches accounting certificate program

In response to increasing demand for financial professionals, Cornell has developed an online certificate program in accounting and auditing. Available online through eCornell.

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$1M Walmart Foundation grant to fund Tata-Cornell ag study

The Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Walmart Foundation to assess challenges facing small-farm aggregation models in India and Mexico.

eLab announces new cohort of 24 startups

Cornell’s accelerator for student startups, eLab, recently accepted its 2019-20 cohort of 24 businesses, the most in its history.

Cornell Entrepreneurship Summit NYC set for Nov. 8

The eighth Cornell Entrepreneurship Summit NYC will be held in Manhattan Nov. 8 and will feature eight entrepreneurial business leaders speaking in TED-style talks and fireside chats.

Hatfield fellow to address 21st century leadership in lecture

Natarajan “Chandra” Chandrasekaran will talk with President Martha E. Pollack on “Leadership in the 21st Century” in this year’s Hatfield Lecture, Oct. 16 in Mentors Lecture Hall, G01 Gates Hall.

Pay equity panel examines persistent gender wage gap

A persistent salary gap for women is exacerbated by the fact that women are hired in typically lower rungs of companies, Cornell researchers said at a gender pay equity panel discussion, Sept. 18 in Sage Hall.

Zombies breathe life into sustainable housing summit

Cornell’s Community and Regional Development Institute hosts “From Zombies to Vacants to Sustainable Housing: Building Resilient Communities,” a symposium Oct. 23-24 on the Cornell campus.

Hackathon merges data savvy with passion for hospitality

A proposed app enhancement to help hotel guests select rooms matching their preferences earned a team of Cornell freshmen the $3,000 grand prize at the Hilton Hospitality Hackathon held Sept. 20-22.

AAP-Cornell Tech partnership crosses disciplinary boundaries

The College of Architecture, Art and Planning is partnering with Cornell Tech on a pilot program that sends master’s students in matter design computation to the New York City campus for a semester.