Students to design an app showing region’s Underground Railroad

ITHACA, N.Y. – Hiking the Cascadilla Gorge trail, the 25 students in this semester’s Underground Railroad seminar stopped at a bridge halfway down to talk about why water routes were important to escaping slaves. “Water would help them to know what direction they were heading, it would hide their scent if they were being followed […]

NY regional pedigree distilled into Empire Rye

A handful of New York state craft distilleries is launching a new, regional whiskey, “Empire Rye.” Bradley J. Rickard, an expert on economic and policy issues in food and beverage markets – and associate professor in Cornell University’s Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, notes that such industry-led initiatives are driven by […]

Upstate New York ride-hailing drives gig economy

Starting today, Uber and Lyft can operate in Upstate New York, including large cities like Buffalo, Syracuse, Binghamton and Rochester. While legislators allowed the expansion of ride-hailing companies in the region, counties reserve the right to opt-out should issues arise. Louis Hyman, professor of history and labor at Cornell University and expert on the gig […]

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 […]