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Together Cornell and other area institutions of higher education employ more Tompkins County residents than any other business sector, contributing $1.5 billion to the county economy. (Oct. 12, 2009)

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President David Skorton has committed to developing sweeping changes in the way Cornell buys goods and services. Vice President Joanne DeStefano will lead the effort, which will save up to $40 million a year. (Oct. 8, 2009)

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Gene Cretz, the first U.S. ambassador to Libya in more than 36 years, discussed diplomacy and U.S.-Libyan relations with about 100 students and faculty members in the Plant Sciences Building Oct. 7. (Oct. 8, 2009)

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Nellie J. Brown, director of the ILR School's Workplace Health and Safety Programs, discusses how to keep the workplace safe and prevent on-the-job violence. (Sept. 29, 2009)

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Two Cornell researchers have launched iFyber LLC, which markets fabrics with embedded nanoparticles to detect explosives and dangerous chemicals or to serve as antibacterials for hospitals. (Sept. 21, 2009)

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Panelists spoke on the causes and possible outcomes of the financial crisis Sept. 15 in a debate that is part of Cornell's Foreign Policy Initiative led by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. (Sept. 17, 2009)

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Four New York small businesses have been selected to receive technical assistance from Cornell faculty under the JumpStart program. (Sept. 11, 2009)

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Arlie Hochschild, a University of California-Berkeley sociologist who spoke on campus Sept. 3, said many people outsource personal services. The result is estrangement and isolation. (Sept. 9, 2009)

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Professor Susan Ashdown and a class of 10 apparel design students set up a study that used the College of Human Ecology's 3-D body scanner to assess the fit and wear of Nike running garments. (Sept. 1, 2009)