In Mozambique and other poor countries, companies step in to fill gaps left by agricultural nonprofits
February 10, 2015
Mark Milstein, director of the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise at Cornell University, discusses how poor countries fill the gaps left by agricultural nonprofit.
Western Business Schools Pump Investment Into Asian Campuses
February 09, 2015
Johnson's program with Tsinghua is mentioned in this article about other schools investing in Asian campuses
On the Ground: Cornell Center Demonstrates Benefits of Applied Research
February 09, 2015
SGE demonstrates the benefits of applied research.
Cornell Tech Dean Named to Corning Board of Directors
February 04, 2015
Cornell Tech Dan Huttenlocher is named to Corning Board.
Pioneer firms working to feed the world
February 03, 2015
Mark Milstein and SGE are featured in this article about firms working to feed the world in Mozambique.
MBA Degree Loses Some Of Its Lustre As Fast-Track Masters Thrive
February 02, 2015
In recent years, fast track MBA's have flourished.
What Business School Is Really Like
January 31, 2015
Inspired by OpsDude, a second year Cornell Johnson student named Masterz57 chimed in on his experiences at Cornell for Wall Street Oasis.
Essential MOOCs In Business for February
January 26, 2015
Erik Simanis revisits his ‘Financial Sustainability for Social Enterprise’ MOOC, which provides a roadmap for ramping a startup company or nonprofit.
Chevron Executive Says U.S. Energy ‘Envy of the World’
January 22, 2015
An executive of Chevron, Pierre Breber, during Thursday night dinner organized by the alumni of Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, indicated that the lower oil price will help boost the manufacturing sector by creating more jobs.
Can Capitalists Save Capitalism?
January 20, 2015
Johnson's Stuart Hart's article "The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid" are featured in this article about capitalism.
Best EMBA Programs for Younger Executives
January 18, 2015
Johnson is mentioned in this article about the importance of younger executives selecting the appropriate EMBA program.
MBAs Abroad: The New Normal?
January 10, 2015
Amanda Shaw is featured in this article about MBA's abroad, is this becoming the new normal?
MBA Programmes start to follow Silicon Valley into the Data Age
January 01, 2015
Cornell Tech is mentioned in this article about MBA programs following Silicon Valley into the data age.
Graduates at Auburn prison praise Cornell program
December 12, 2014
Tyi McCray was part of the academic assembly at the Cornell Prison Education Program commencement ceremonies which were held on 12/10/14.
INTERFACE, INC. ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF NET-WORKS WITH NEW NET COLLECTION HUB IN CAMEROON
December 04, 2014
Stuart Hart discusses the many benefits relating to Net-Works.
Here’s why Cornell Tech is so important to building NYC’s startup ecosystem
December 03, 2014
Here s why Cornell Tech is so important to building NYC s startup ecosystem NEW YORK David Tisch, cofounder of startup accelerator NY TechStars,
Erik Simanis on Impact Assessments in The Guardian
December 03, 2014
Why impact assessments are good for non-profits but bad for business.
Show Me The Money: How A Scholarship Committee Decides
November 23, 2014
Ann Richards discusses how scholarships are awarded.
How NOT To Haggle For Scholarship Cash
November 21, 2014
Ann Richards discusses how not to haggle for scholarship money.
Corning CEO: Companies Should Collaborate, Focus on the 'Why'
November 19, 2014
The Durland Memorial Lecture Series speaker was Wendell Weeks, CEO of Corning, Inc. sharing his experiences in creating a successful corporation.
PUMP, a film about America’s love affair with oil
November 12, 2014
Yossie Hollander, producer of PUMP, speaks at screening at Johnson
The Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise recently presented the documentary PUMP to Johnson students, faculty and other Cornell students. Directed by Joshua Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell, PUMP’s main message is that it’s time to move away from reliance on oil and consider alternative fuels. The documentary begins with footage from the late 1800’s when John D. Rockefeller first struck oil. The story then unfolds revealing America’s absolute dependence on oil and the monopolistic market it has created.
The documentary was released in September 2014 and has already garnered interest from the media and academia alike. Oil sympathizers will not be surprised about the image of the autocratic nature of oil companies presented in this documentary. Similarly, the anti-oil believers have been trying to pave the way for alternate fuels for some time now. The directors of the documentary want to reach the consumers, make them think and jolt them into asking questions and bring an awareness regarding the long term “price” for the dependence on oil.
A staggering $380 billion was spent in 2013 on importing oil last year. And if juxtaposed against the dollars spent protecting the military these oil interests in the Middle-East, the US positions itself in a problematic position. Not only is America going to need more oil in the coming years, but it will be challenged with internal conflicts from the Middle-East. Historically, the documentary points out that every time the price of oil went up, markets crashed and recession followed.
Following the film screening, PUMP producer Yossie Hollander, addressed an auditorium and answered questions ranging from the corrosive nature of ethanol to trying to influence the moral compass of oil companies. The answer is not necessarily electric cars or ethanol tanks or biofuels. Hollander does not claim to know the answer. Instead, the documentary explains at length the economic, social and environmental benefits of these alternate fuel sources.
Hollander is also the founder of Fuel Freedom Foundation. Fuel Freedom means that gasoline, diesel, methanol, natural gas, ethanol and electricity compete on equal footing both at the dealership and at the pump. This approach aims to bring down the price of oil to $2 per gallon (and it currently hovers around $3 per gallon). But the true price of oil, according to research organizations, is close to $5.50 per gallon. This will only go higher especially in China and India set to consume most of the world’s oil in the next two decades. Consider this – in 2000, China sold less than a million cars and in 2013 it sold close to 15 million cars.
The message of the documentary ultimately is - open the market and give people more choices. Hollander hopes that through this video, the awareness created will fuel action from citizens. If enough people feel passionate about alternate energies, it could give rise to a petition which in turn could prompt big chain businesses like Walmart and Costco to open alternate fuel pumps at their stores.
Pallavi Rao | Volunteer Staff Writer
US and European Business Schools Tap China's MBA Market
November 05, 2014
Other US and European schools are now establishing partnerships with China, similar to Johnson's Tsinghua program.
SMU - Cox to Offer a One-Year MBA
October 31, 2014
Cornell Tech is mentioned in this article.
Esade and Guanghua to launch full-time dual degree MBA in 2015
October 28, 2014
The Johnson-Tsinghua degree is mentioned in this article where other western universities are following suit.
Resistance Racing Electric Motor team to be sponsored by Raymond
October 24, 2014
Raymond and Cornell University continually collaborate on programs and projects, such as the Semester in Strategic Operations (SSO) Immersion program with the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management.