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Students showcase their community engagement work

Cornell students shared their global experiences through posters April 15 at the 2019 Community Engagement Showcase.

Student entrepreneurs face off in business competitions

An idea for $1 rides to campus won one of several student business competitions that took place during Entrepreneurship at Cornell’s Celebration conference April 11-12. The annual event drew more than 700 participants for symposiums, awards and networking.

Alumnae spin global business from Cornell fiber science

Cornell graduates Gwen Whiting ’98 and Lindsey Boyd ’98 recently sold their company The Laundress, a line of premium, nontoxic laundry and cleaning products, to Unilever.

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Entrepreneur of the Year shows power of persistence

Dr. Leonard Schleifer ’73, the 2019 Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year, shared the successes and failures he experienced while growing his biotechnology company, Regeneron, during an April 11 conversation with Lance Collins, the Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering.

Bartels lecturer outlines how developing countries can build human capital

Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Indonesia’s minister of finance, delivered this year’s Bartels World Affairs Lecture April 10. The event was hosted by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies and the Southeast Asia Program.

New director leads Center for the Study of Economy & Society

Filiz Garip, a former engineer whose career has been defined by interdisciplinary thinking, has been named director of a Cornell incubator for new ideas and research in economic sociology.

Blockchain conference gets ringing start on Nasdaq floor

The Cornell Blockchain Conference got off to a ringing start April 11 as students, professors and blockchain industry dignitaries rang the Nasdaq bell to signify the start of the trading day as well as the advent of the conference.

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Social scientists analyze the dynamics shaping China’s cities

Five faculty fellows involved in the China’s Cities collaborative project reported on their results from three years of research at a March 22 capstone lecture. The Institute for the Social Sciences sponsored the project.

Ethics speaker: Effective team leadership is an ethical duty

Managers have an ethical responsibility to effectively lead, Kristin Behfar, Ph.D. ’03, professor of strategic leadership and ethics, said in her Day Family Ethics Lecture March 26.