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Hemp Summit looks at New York's next big cash crop

The first-ever Industrial Hemp Summit on April 18 at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences looked at industrial hemp as a lucrative addition to New York agriculture.

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Collaboration evident during Asia-Pacific alumni conference

The Ninth Annual Asia-Pacific Leadership Conference drew more than 160 university faculty, leaders and alumni to Hong Kong April 7-8. Fifteen Cornell Clubs and communities were represented.

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Entrepreneurship Celebration is April 27-28

More than 200 alumni are expected to return to campus – along with a few humanoid robots – for Entrepreneurship at Cornell's Celebration conference, April 27-28.

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Downloads of labor contracts surge after they go online

The recently completed online resource Cornerstones in American Middle Class: Historical Collective Bargaining Agreements Project at the ILR School's Kheel Center is seeing heavy traffic from scholars.

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Radical collaboration protects Colombia’s birds, coffee farmers

Two Cornell researchers are leading a collaboration that aims to benefit both coffee farmers in Colombia and the country's biodiverse bird population.

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ISS supporting faculty research projects, conference

The Institute for the Social Sciences' Small Grants Program is funding a series of critical social science projects and a conference with its spring 2017 awards.

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Big Idea Competition finalists prepare to pitch

The 11 finalists for this year's Big Idea Competition are honing three-minute pitches in preparation for the April 28 event, part of Entrepreneurship at Cornell's two-day Celebration conference.

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ILR's Groat Award winner to talk about 'Work that I love'

ILR School Professor Francine D. Blau '66 will accept the school's 2017 Judge William B. Groat Award April 20 for achievement and service to the school in New York City.

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African circumcision rates rise when clergy endorse procedure

Educating religious leaders in sub-Saharan Africa about male circumcision increases the likelihood that men will undergo the procedure, Weill Cornell Medicine investigators found in a new trial.

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Cornell heads to D.C. for Science March, sustainability summit

Faculty will share ideas on climate change April 21-23 at the Smithsonian's Earth Optimism Summit, while students ascend Capitol Hill on April 21, and then walk in the national Science March on April 22.

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Four faculty elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Cornell faculty members Stephen Coate, María Cristina García, Suzanne Mettler and Fred Schneider have been elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Historian chronicles islanders' fight for environmental justice

Mary X. Mitchell, a historian of science and technology and a postdoctoral fellow, describes how a former nuclear test site became a proving ground for a new legal definition of environmental impact.

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Grants enable graduate student travel to 47 nations

Ninety-eight Cornell graduate and professional students will travel to 47 countries over the next year with support from the Einaudi Center's International Travel Grant Program.

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Beer mogul Peter Coors to give Durland Lecture April 18

Peter H. Coors ’69, chairman and chief customer relations officer of Molson Coors Brewing Co., will deliver the 29th annual Durland Lecture Tuesday, April 18, at 4:30 p.m.

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Joint statement affirms support for DACA students

Senior Vice Provost Barbara Knuth, Vice President Ryan Lombardi and Vice Provost Laura Spitz issued a statement updating the community on Cornell's policies with respect to DACA students.

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Rawlings, Pollack voice support for Central European University

Interim President Hunter Rawlings and President-elect Martha E. Pollack have added their voices and strong statements of support in solidarity with Central European University in response to legislation passed by the Hungarian government that could close the university.

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Ethical behavior starts at the top, says Johnson lecturer

Linda Treviño of Penn State delivered the Day Family Ethics Lecture March 28 on Ethical Leadership Top to Bottom: When It Works and When It Fails.

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Cornell battles snap bean crop loss due to white mold

A project led by a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences researcher is aimed at reducing losses in this important crop by optimizing disease control for the fungus.

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Cornell celebration, national meeting will honor Christopherson

The late professor of city and regional planning Susan Christopherson will be remembered on campus with events April 28-30 in Milstein Hall, and by economic geography colleagues a national meeting.

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Roundtable finds solutions for future senior housing, care

The second Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures roundtable explored hospitality, health management and design for senior housing and care March 30–31 at the Statler Hotel.

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