MLK Commemorative Lecture: Racial justice after affirmative action

Richard T. Ford, a Stanford University law professor, will lead the event, “Derailed by Diversity: Racial Justice after Affirmative Action,” on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in Sage Chapel.

Entrepreneurship program emboldens spice startup founder

Abena Foli founded POKS Spices in 2016 to bring flavors from West Africa into American home kitchens. In 2021, she became one of the 60,000 women to participate in the certificate program offered by the Bank of America Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Cornell, which is managed by the Cornell Law School and powered by eCornell.

Amid war, Cornell faculty, staff support Ukrainian startups

Through eō Business Incubators, founded by a Cornell professor in 2019, faculty and staff provide training for Ukrainian startups, creating and supporting a business infrastructure on which to build after the war.  

Better digital tools could help immigrants access benefits

A Cornell research team identified barriers to immigrants’ use of online resources that could help them access health and legal benefits, and recommended solutions they incorporated into a new website, Rights for Health.

Alum brings contemporary Indigenous art into the mainstream

David Kimelberg, J.D. ’98, a member of the Seneca Nation, is helping Indigenous artists from around the world achieve recognition through his gallery in Buffalo, New York.

Cornell, global partners discuss the next ‘grand challenge’

More than 300 faculty, staff and students from Cornell and the new Cornell Global Hubs gathered Nov. 16-17 to discuss ideas for the next universitywide Global Grand Challenge.

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Entrepreneurship faculty win grants for course development

The awards allow faculty affiliated with Entrepreneurship at Cornell to extend their capacity to work with students.

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Law School portrait honors first Black graduate, Class of 1890

At age 36, George Washington Fields graduated as a member of the first class of Cornell Law School, the school’s first Black graduate and the only formerly enslaved person to graduate from Cornell.

Resource fair to connect graduate and professional students

A resource fair on Monday, Sept. 12 will bring together incoming and continuing graduate and professional students from all colleges and programs to showcase more than 60 different resources from all over campus.

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