Dr. Leonard Schleifer ’73, the 2019 Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year, talks with Lance Collins, the Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering, April 11.

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Entrepreneur of the Year shows power of persistence

If a budding entrepreneur ever needed a lesson in the power of persistence, the story of Dr. Leonard Schleifer ’73 would be a good one to hear. Schleifer, the 2019 Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year who majored in biological sciences as a Cornell undergrad, shared the successes and failures he experienced while growing his biotechnology … Read more

Law School alumnus helps battle Notre Dame blaze

Law School alumnus Frank Langrais JD ’17, was one of the approximately 400 firefighters who battled the April 15 fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, which caused extensive damage to the historic structure. “When I try to remember the whole thing, I still feel like all of it was just a bad dream,” Langrais … Read more

GiveGab: Cornell-grown platform supports Giving Day

On Cornell Giving Day—March 14, 2019—Cornellians all over the world connect with the university, compete in fun challenges, and give millions of dollars in support. Behind these thousands of transactions is one online platform: GiveGab, a company founded by Cornellians and headquartered in downtown Ithaca. “We have a sense of pride around Cornell Giving Day … Read more

LEAD NY develops leaders in state’s ag community

As herd manager of a 2,500-cow dairy operation 20 miles northeast of Albany, Paul Molesky ’09 knows a lot about caring for animals, agricultural economics and managing a farm. But as he supervised dozens of workers within that operation, Molesky realized he needed help developing one other crucial skill: leadership. “You can manage your cows, … Read more

Cornell Forbes 30 Under 30

Exclusive interviews with Cornellians who made the lists Each year, Forbes compiles lists of young entrepreneurs across 20 different industries who are breaking new ground and, as Forbes puts it, “shaking up some of the world’s stodgiest industries.” Forbes combs through thousands of candidates before selecting the final 600. In 2019, fifteen Cornell alumni made … Read more

Five alumni to serve in the 116th Congress

Five Cornell alumni won congressional races in the November 6 midterm election, including Sharice Davids, JD ’10, Democrat, who won in Kansas’ 3rd District. Davids is the first openly gay Kansan elected to Congress, and she, along with Debra Haaland, (D-New Mexico), also elected November 6, are the first two Native American women elected to … Read more

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