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Grow-NY startups pioneer food and ag innovations

From fully autonomous berry harvesters to plant-based lupini bean protein bars, the startups competing for $3 million in prize money at this year’s Grow-NY Food and Agriculture Competition are bringing revolutionary innovations to market.

“TEXTURES” lecture celebrates the history and art of Black hair

Tameka Ellington presented on her new exhibition, which synthesizes research in history, fashion, art and visual culture to reassess the “hair story” of peoples of African descent. The lecture was part of the “Fashion & Social Justice” lecture series. 

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‘Visions of Dante’ exhibition opens at the Johnson Museum

The new show celebrates the enduring legacy of the Italian poet and showcases Cornell’s Fiske Dante Collection, one of the most significant collections of its kind in the U.S.

West, George defend academic freedom in Coors forum

Scholars Cornel West and Robert P. George discussed “Truth-Seeking, Democracy, and Freedom of Thought and Expression” Sept. 9 in the fourth meeting of Civil Discourse: The Peter ’69 and Marilyn ’69 Coors Conversation Series.

Entrepreneurial students connect at kickoff event

Nearly 300 students flocked to eHub in Collegetown Sept. 9 for a kickoff event hosted by Entrepreneurship at Cornell, where two student teams were declared winners of the pitch contest.

Best-selling science writer to talk about epidemics, life expectancy, innovation

New York Times best-selling science and technology writer Steven Johnson will visit campus Sept. 22 and offer a talk to the Cornell community, “20,000 More Days: How We Doubled Global Life Expectancy in Just 100 years.”

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NYC food delivery workers face a ‘harrowing world’

New York City’s app-based delivery workers regularly face nonpayment or underpayment, unsanitary or unsafe working conditions and the risk of violence, according to a new ILR School report.

Director of National Cancer Institute to deliver special cancer biology lecture

Dr. Norman Sharpless, director of the National Cancer Institute at the NIH, will give this semester’s Distinguished Lecture in Cancer Biology Sept. 24 from noon-1 p.m.

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Excavation to explore church’s role in Underground Railroad

Cornell researchers and students are poised to help shed light on the history of St. James A.M.E. Zion Church, the world’s oldest active A.M.E. Zion Church.