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.
Influential Corporate And Policy Leaders Gather For 2014 Latin Trade Symposium & BRAVO Business Awards
October 21, 2014
Lourdes Cassanova is participating in the 2014 Latin Trade Symposium
Johnson Board Fellowship Gives Students Non-Profit Leadership
October 17, 2014
The Johnson Board Fellows program at Cornell’s Graduate School of Management connected twenty second year business students with non-profits to serve as temporary board of directors.
Investment in US will continue
October 15, 2014
The Emerging Markets Institute at Cornell's Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management hosted the 4th Annual Emerging Market Conference which was held in New York this week.
Investment in Innovation: Johnson Cornell Tech MBA on Bloomberg TV
October 13, 2014
Zach Shulman, Cornell University's director of entrepreneurship, talks to Bloomberg West about the Cornell Tech campus and its programs
MBAUniverse.com launches Asian Management Conclave in Shanghai; 1st AMC on March 12-13, 2015
October 13, 2014
Dean Soumitra Dutta will be participating in Asian Management Conclave in Shanghai; 1st AMC on March 12-13, 2015,
Business schools are on a hiring spree
October 11, 2014
Robert Swieringa, former dean and current accounting professor at Johnson discusses how business schools are seeing an increase in faculty hiring.
Multinational Companies Court Lower-Income Consumers
October 05, 2014
Mark B. Milstein, director of the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise states there is a fortune to be made at the bottom of the pyramid.
Deans from Fuqua, Cornell, Rotterdam, IE, Monash, ESSEC, ESADE to address IBSSC Shanghai on Oct 9-10
October 05, 2014
Dean Soumitra Dutta participated in the MBA education conference, 5th edition of International Business School Shanghai Conference (IBSSC) Shanghai that was hosted by the Antai College of Economics and Management (ACEM) Shanghai Jio Tong University on October 9 & 10, 2014