How to get people to follow the rules: lessons from the pandemic’s ‘great experiment’

When a deadly global pandemic broke out, compliance — the act of following rules — became critical. Yet many people didn’t adhere to the rules. Professor John, from the Cornell Law School, explains how getting people to work together and follow rules takes careful thought and planning, and that compliance inside businesses and organizations is essential to accomplishing just about anything.  

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Startup Roundup: Antithesis Foods, Guard Medical, C2i, Bactana

Cornell startup Antithesis Foods and Bactana were awarded NSF small-business grants, as Guard Medical raises $11 million in Series B investments and C2i launches a disease test in Europe.

Five student groups win Cornell Tech Startup Awards

Cornell Tech awarded four student startup companies with pre-seed funding worth up to $100,000 in its ninth annual Startup Awards competition. A fifth company won a new startup award focused on public-interest technology.

Links between incentives and ethical lapses identified in ILR research

The presence of incentives directly influences the odds that an individual will act unethically, according to research led by Associate Professor Tae Youn Park.

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Self-fulfilling rankings boost agencies’ power, influence

Rankings of nations, corporations and colleges trigger behavior that makes them appear more accurate in hindsight, building rating agencies’ power, Cornell economist Kaushik Basu and doctoral student Haokun Sun argue in new research.

The Administrative Management Institute returns to Cornell this summer

The Administrative Management Institute (AMI), one of the country’s top professional development opportunities in higher education, will be back on campus this summer after a two-year hiatus.

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The 2030 Project to marshal faculty to solve climate crisis

Declaring this the “decisive decade” for climate action, Cornell launched The 2030 Project: A Climate Initiative, which will mobilize world-class faculty to develop and accelerate tangible solutions to the climate challenge.

Scott J. Peters to conduct participatory action research with University of Minnesota

Cornell CALS Professor Scott J. Peters to lead participatory action research into issues of justice, sovereignty, equity and sustainability in food and farming systems at University of Minnesota. 

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Entrepreneurship event celebrates generations of risk-takers

Tiffany Norwood ’89 was honored as Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year at the two-day Celebration conference hosted by Entrepreneurship at Cornell.