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Faculty profiles: From circular construction to academic law ambition

Meet Felix Heisel, Madeline Kneeland, Michelle Moyal and Brian Richardson, who are bringing their expertise to Cornell.

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Investment ideas take center stage at inaugural forum

At the virtual Cornell Investment Ideas Forum on May 1, five student teams vied for $1,000 in prize money as they pitched their investment ideas to a panel of industry experts.

Startup’s sustainable tech takes food farther

Farther Farms has created the world’s first commercially available french fries that don’t need freezing or refrigeration, with innovative technology developed at Cornell.

Swiping, swabbing elevates processing plant food safety

By swiping surfaces in commercial food processing plants with specially designed swabs, spoilage and foodborne illness could diminish, according to Cornell research.

Study to explore rural communities and inequality in the US

The research will provide the most comprehensive analysis of the role state and local government policies play on the economic growth and well-being of rural communities.

Green cemetery wins hospitality business pitch contest

A concept addressing unaffordable and unsustainable funeral practices won first prize at the 11th annual Cornell Hospitality Business Plan Competition, an entrepreneurship event awarding cash prizes for the top three pitches.

Cornell alum launches climbing gym in Ithaca

Long-time climber, Keith Liao, MBA ’19, is on a mission to build the first climbing gym of its kind in Tompkins County, and to grow a more inclusive climbing community in the region. Cayuga Climbs, a climbing gym dedicate to bouldering, is scheduled to open in May 2021 in Ithaca, New York. 

Around Cornell

Engage public, explore methods to secure NYS green energy

Solar-power developers should explore using lower-quality agricultural land and engage communities early to meet NYS green energy goals.

Labor scholars launch workforce strike, protest tracker

The Cornell ILR Labor Action Tracker, a new interactive map and database, captures an accurate picture of labor unrest across industries around the United States.