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Alumni involvement in startup incubators sparks growth

When Frank DeCosta, Ph.D. ’85, thinks back to when he was a student, he reflects on how ignorant he was about intellectual property law. Today, he volunteers at Cornell’s Praxis Center for Venture Development to make sure faculty and student entrepreneurs are more knowledgeable than he had been.  


Cook-Gray lecturer: Domestic workers need more protections

An International Labor Organization standard that helps protect the world’s domestic workers has sparked change in some areas of the world, Adelle Blackett said in the ILR School’s annual Cook-Gray Lecture on Oct. 15.

Cornell startup Combplex wins $500K in 76West competition

A Cornellian-led startup dedicated to protecting honeybees has been selected as a $500,000 winner in the fifth annual 76West Clean Energy Competition.

Entry isn’t easy, but immigrants face few barriers in NYC tech

Cornell researchers surveyed 325 Manhattan and Brooklyn tech firms in 2015 and found that 45% of the CEOs were first- or second-generation immigrants.

Ex-Etsy CEO to deliver Milstein Program ‘In Focus’ talk

Chad Dickerson, former CEO of Etsy and a Cornell Tech fellow, will share his story in “The Journey Up: From English Major to Etsy,” Oct. 28 as part of the Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity’s fall 2020 “In Focus Speaker Series.”

Students’ summers saved with global virtual internships

As Cornell students sheltered in place last April, many were were hit with yet another worry: COVID-19 was upending their summers. That's when Global Cornell decided to step in.

Grants fund community-engaged learning curricula

The Office of Engagement Initiatives recently awarded Engaged Curriculum Grants to 19 teams of faculty and community partners that are developing community-engaged learning courses, majors and minors across the university.

Kessler Fellows internships completed amid trying times

This year, the College of Engineering’s Kessler Fellows Program had to navigate summer internships amid a global pandemic, but the program’s staff was able to place all 13 students in summer programs.

Endowment holds steady in FY 2020 despite pandemic

With long-term investments earning 1.9%, assets at the end of the fiscal year stood at $7.2 billion, slightly down from last year’s record total of $7.3 billion.