Creative tactics earn union $18 minimum wage

Airport workers in New York City’s main airports are mobilizing to support a bill that will increase employees’ pay to nearly $18 an hour. New York lawmakers are expected to vote on the legislation before the end of the current legislative session. Kate Bronfenbrenner, director of labor education research at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and […]

Big Apple chimp case highlights larger legal rights questions

A state appeals court in New York City must decide if a chimpanzee should be treated as a person with legal rights. Cornell University law professor Sherry Colb is an expert on constitutional law and animal rights, and a former law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun. Colb supports chimpanzees’ right to be […]

Pioneering program paves way for world-class medicine to reach Upstate patients

New York State grant helps fund launch of primary care rural residency program ITHACA, N.Y. – Sometimes, Dr. Michael Berlin bumps into his patients in the supermarket. It’s a perk of community medicine – or as he calls it, “old school medicine” – that attracted him to Ithaca’s Cayuga Medical Center, where he is a […]

Hundreds of connections, high energy and relevant speakers to inspire entrepreneurs

WHAT: Entrepreneurship at Cornell Summit 2016 WHEN: Friday, Nov. 4, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. WHERE: The Times Center, NYC MEDIA: The event is free and open to the public. Media members are asked to RSVP to Debra Eichten, Entrepreneurship at Cornell, (607) 592-5159, doe5@cornell.edu. NEW YORK – “Elevate Your Network, Your Game, Your Story” […]

Cornell labor experts to offer sneak peek at job creation plan to confront climate crisis

WHO: Lara Skinner, associate director of Cornell’s ILR Worker Institute, and Worker Institute Fellow J. Mijin Cha will preview final recommendations of their upcoming report, “Climate Jobs Program for NYS: Reversing Inequality, Combating Climate Change.” Skinner and Cha will also talk about the steps needed to create thousands of sustainability-focused jobs in New York City […]

Blackstone deal will not benefit the people who need it most

The asset management firm Blackstone group is in talks to buy more than 10,000 apartments in Manhattan’s East side that will include about 500 units set aside for low-income families. Sam Beck, director of Cornell University’s New York City Urban Semester program and an anthropologist who studies the effect of gentrification on low-income families and neighborhoods […]

Cornell researcher focusing on creating post-Sandy ‘healing space’ in NYC area

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Joan and Irwin Jacobs announce $133-Million naming gift for the Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE FOR RELEASE:  April 22, 2013 Contact: John Carberry Office: 607-255-5353 Cell: 607-227-0767 johncarberry@cornell.edu Joan and Irwin Jacobs announce $133-Million naming gift for the Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute The Joan and Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute is a key component of Cornell Tech in New York City; program will offer unique dual […]