What's needed as a corrective to harmful self-interest is principled leadership that cares about the greater good, says Cornell University's Clint Sidle, author of "The Leadership Wheel: Five Steps for Achieving Individual and Organizational Greatness."
Turning plants such as corn, soybeans and sunflowers into fuel uses much more energy than the resulting ethanol or biodiesel generates, according to a new Cornell University and University of California-Berkeley study.
On March 9, MBA students taking International Political Risk Management, a course taught by Elena Iankova, a lecturer at the S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, heard Fuad El-Hibri, chairman and CEO of Bioport's parent company, Emergent BioSolutions Inc., discuss the hurdles his firm faces in making and marketing its products abroad.
Chilly workers not only make more errors but cooler temperatures could increase a worker's hourly labor cost by 10 percent, estimates Alan Hedge, professor of design and environmental analysis and director of Cornell's Human Factors and Ergonomics Laboratory.
In a war against the European corn borer, a major pest of sweet corn, Cornell scientists have found that an army of tiny wasps, released just once and early in the season, can reduce damage to ears of corn by half.
Cornell will serve as one of the viewing sites for the 17th annual World Food Day teleconference, "Poverty and Hunger: The Tragic Link," featuring a conversation with Amartya Sen, winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics.
About three-quarters of middle-income, dual-earner couples in a study in upstate New York -- and almost all of those couples raising children -- "resist the demands of a greedy workplace" by scaling back their work commitments for the sake of their families and to have more discretionary time, according to a new Cornell study.