Outsourcing push is heart of Nassau County school bus battle

School bus drivers in Nassau County are on strike, leaving thousands of students in four public school districts without a ride to and from school this week. The strike is a union attempt to negotiate higher wages, more sick days, a guaranteed five-day work week and better company contributions to 401K programs. Lee Adler, an […]

Pedestrians pose problems for self-driving cars in NYC

General Motors plans to become the first company to test self-driving cars in New York City. Bart Selman, an expert on artificial intelligence technology and professor of computer science at Cornell University, says the GM announcement illustrates the fast pace of artificial intelligence development – and will serve to accelerate the introduction of more self-driving […]

College athlete compensation, deal making and branding: Industry’s top voices to share expertise on critical issues

WHAT:          Cornell ILR Sports Leadership Summit will celebrate the innovators and trailblazers who have helped to shape the modern sports industry, and create a dialogue around key issues shaping the future of sports WHEN:          Monday, Sept. 18, 8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. WHERE:        The Westin New York Grand Central, 212 E. 42nd St […]

Cornell University and the Excelsior Scholarship and Enhanced Tuition Awards program

Statement from Vice President for University Relations Joel Malina: “We applaud Governor Cuomo and state lawmakers for making access to higher education a leading issue this legislative session, and Cornell is pleased to partner with the state in making even more financial aid available to income-eligible New York state resident students. “In-state students attending one […]

Brooklyn makeathon challenges students to develop assistive technology for people with disabilities

WHAT:          More than 180 engineers, coders and developers to create physical protoypes of assistive technology for people with disabilities at three-day makeathon event WHEN:          Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 23 WHERE:        New Lab at Brooklyn Navy Yard, 19 Morris Avenue, Brooklyn MEDIA:         The event is open to the media. Reporters are asked […]