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Quiet rooms and friendly nurses sway hospitals' patient satisfaction scores more than medical quality or survival rates, according a new study by Cristobal Young, associate professor of sociology.

Establishing a strong legal foundation is critical when launching a new business; a Feb. 20 webinar hosted by Celia Bigoness of the Cornell Law School will offer legal advice to budding entrepreneurs.


Startup Zymtronix – an industrial biotech company housed in Cornell’s McGovern Center – has been selected as a challenge finalist at the Hello Tomorrow 2020 global summit, March 11-13 in Paris.

Nearly 70 professionals from around the world have become Cornell Climate Online Fellows, as they take action locally to battle atmospheric greenhouse gas and ask others to join in.

Aspiring film directors must outperform peers with similar experience to build reputations and advance their careers, according to a study co-authored by Heeyon Kim, assistant professor of strategy in the School of Hotel Administration.

Negotiation Mastery, a new certificate program offered through eCornell, will help professionals improve negotiation abilities through the use of practical tactics and tools, live peer exercises and expert instruction.


Faculty members will discuss tax policies in Latin America and the rise of multinational corporations in China in a pair of library book talks.


Most big cities are well below their ideal density of grocery stores that would minimize food waste, according to a study by Elena Belavina, associate professor in the School of Hotel Administration.

Cornell Engineering has announced winners of its Scale-Up and Prototyping Awards, which give teams of engineering faculty and students up to $40,000 to commercialize startup technologies.