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Cornell climate center at front line of drought response

For 35 years, the Northeast Regional Climate Center, housed in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has been helping farmers and policymakers adapt to the weather.

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Seymour 'Sy' Smidt, expert in corporate finance, dies at 88

Joining Cornell's faculty in 1956, Seymour Sy Smidt was an internationally recognized expert in corporate finance, managerial economics and market microstructure. He died May 16 in Ithaca.

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Historian's book traces rise of mass imprisonment

In Getting Tough: Welfare and Imprisonment in 1970s America, historian Julilly Kohler-Hausmann examines political choices and discourse that have led to mass incarceration and rising inequality.

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Historian's book traces rise of mass jailing, inequality

In Getting Tough: Welfare and Imprisonment in 1970s America, historian Julilly Kohler-Hausmann examines political choices and discourse that have led to mass incarceration and rising inequality.

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Support for health care law higher when polls mention 'repeal'

Support for the existing health care law is significantly higher in U.S. opinion polls when the survey question explicitly mentions repeal or repeal or replace as an option, according to Cornell researchers.

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David Lodge's contributions part of Arctic species plan

On May 11 eight nations that adopted the first Arctic Invasive Alien Species strategy and action plan – a section of the Arctic Council’s Fairbanks Declaration – authored by scientists led by the Atkinson Center's David Lodge.

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Startup wields natural bacterium to improve health of livestock

Bactana Animal Health, a new company providing a natural, sustainable alternative to dosing livestock prophylactically with antibiotics and hormones, joined Cornell’s McGovern Center in May.

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Musicologist Andrew Hicks awarded Berlin Prize

Andrew Hicks, assistant professor of music and medieval studies, has won a Berlin Prize from the American Academy in Berlin.

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Arctic countries adopt David Lodge's invasive species plan

On May 11 eight nations that adopted the first Arctic Invasive Alien Species strategy and action plan – a section of the Arctic Council’s Fairbanks Declaration – authored by scientists led by the Atkinson Center's David Lodge.

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Report: coordinate efforts to ensure food, nutrition security

A national commission that included leaders from CALS announced May 16 a comprehensive, coordinated effort to solve food and nutrition security challenges that pose humanitarian, environmental and national security risks.

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Einaudi speaker touts value of international education, languages

Obama administration official Mohamed Abdel-Kader said in a May 10 on speech on campus that multilingualism and the ability to understand cultures helps in solving global crises such as climate change and military conflicts.

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Doctoral students win research support from Einaudi Center

Twelve Cornell graduate students have been selected for the Einaudi-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program, the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies announced.

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Grad students offer diverse suppliers a better shot at growth

Big Red Consulting student teams presented their ideas for helping Cornell suppliers who are women, minorities or veterans grow their businesses.

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Camp Campbell inspires Cornell women food scientists

Denise Morrison, president and CEO of Campbell Soup Co., visited Cornell May 4 with a message for female food scientists: You too can be leaders in the food systems industry.

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The Bridge architects talk design, academe and industry

Marion Weiss and Michael A. Manfredi, M.Arch. '80, cofounders of the Weiss/Manfredi architecture and landscape firm, gave an inside look at their design process of The Bridge at Cornell Tech.

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Real estate titans talk development in changing world

Students and real estate professionals got a refreshingly honest view of the competitive and contentious world of development April 28 in NYC at a panel discussion.

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Students jump-start hospitality innovation with Pepper the robot

Students competed for $10,000 in prize money to offer the best ideas on how Pepper, a humanoid robot that can interpret emotions and have intelligent conversations, can be used in the hospitality industry.

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Food entrepreneurs innovate, collaborate with Cornell

Food entrepreneurs took part in the panel discussion Advancing Food Entrepreneurship April 28 at the Statler Hotel, part of the Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration conference.

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Agriculture career day exposes teens to diverse fields

An event for students interested in agriculture was held April 26 and brought together 220 high school students from 17 Finger Lakes-area school districts.

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MBA students collaborate at Cornell Tech hackathon

One of China's largest online retailers, JD.com, visited the Cornell Tech campus in late April and presented a challenge to 117 Chinese and American MBA students.

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