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To help the public make sense of the coronavirus outbreak, Cornell experts have weighed in on a wide range of issues.

On March 12, Professor Angela Noble-Grange from the Johnson Graduate School of Management will present a live webcast “Coaching: How to Focus Your Ambitions and Become Your Best Self.”

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Hosted by the Mary Kennedy Brown Society, the March 13 summit in New York City will focus on entrepreneurship, leadership, networking and advocacy.

Students in fields ranging from computer science and engineering to business, agriculture and animal science convened at the second Digital Agriculture Hackathon, Feb. 28-March 1, with a shared purpose: to combine their disparate skills to brainstorm ways to make the world a better place.

The “Leadership Skills for Success” workshop, March 24-25 in the Stocking Hall Conference Center, promises to help participants develop the critical communication and supervisory skills needed to build and lead their teams.

Alfred Ozimati, Ph.D. ’18, is breeding the latest in disease-resistant cassava that meets the needs of subsistence farmers, thanks to the NextGen Cassava project run by Cornell.

Ursa Space Systems, a geospatial intelligence agency located in Ithaca and founded by alumni Adam Maher and Derek Edinger, and Julie Baker, recently obtained $15 million in Series B funding.

Eleven early-career faculty members from six colleges and schools will participate in yearlong fellowships advancing ambitious research projects in the social sciences.

The new school and superdepartments in economics, psychology and sociology are expected to elevate Cornell’s excellence and impact in the social sciences.