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Meng Zhou, M.S. ’92, Ph.D. ’96, and his doctoral advisor, E.V. Baker Professor of Agricultural Economics Emeritus Andrew Novakovic.
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Donor’s New Fund to Support Students, Mentoring

Meng Zhou, M.S. ’92, Ph.D. ’96 established a fund to support doctoral students in applied economics and management.

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Cate Khan ’99 Honored with Inaugural Dyson Alumni Leadership Award

Dyson School graduate Cate Khan ’99, CEO of VerishopGroup, cofounded not only a platform but a support ecosystem for diverse, independent businesses.

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Report: Warmer Planet Will Trigger Increased Farm Losses

Research by Dyson School professor Ariel Ortiz-Bobea quantifies just how much extreme heat is cutting into farmers’ financial security.

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What Happened to Black Friday? Nathan Yang Explains

If you were disappointed with 2023 Black Friday deals, you are not alone. Yang explains how the pandemic changed Black Friday forever.

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Farm-to-School Food Program a Net Positive, Study Finds

Farm-to-school programs, which bring healthy foods to children and support rural economic development, actually work from an economic perspective in at least one upstate New York school district, according to new Cornell research.

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Gene German, Food Industry Proponent, Dies at 90

Gene German, professor emeritus of agricultural economics and inaugural Robert G. Tobin Professor of Food Marketing, died Oct. 9. He was 90.

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Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic Helps Farmworkers Access Tax Justice

A partnership between the Law School and the Dyson School, the practicum helps undocumented workers and others resolve their tax complications.

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New tool measures food security duration, severity

Cornell SC Johnson College researchers measured the likelihood that a U.S. household’s food expenditures equal or exceed the minimum cost of a healthy diet.

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Maxine Bédat Lays Bare the Fashion Industry’s Impacts and How We Can Change It

Author and Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer Maxine Bédat traced the life cycle of a pair of jeans to help illustrate the fashion industry’s impact.