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Africa, women and tech

Liz Ngonzi ’98, Hotel School Entrepreneur-in-Residence, will be a featured speaker March 12 at the South by Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin, Texas, on Africa, technology and women. Ngonzi received a master’s degree in management in hospitality from Cornell. Born in Uganda, Ngonzi, founder of Amazing Taste LLC, is an international educator, speaker and entrepreneur, and […]

Seeds of change

Read about the work of Lindsay Myron ’11, who is taking lessons learned in her Cornell coursework on garden-based learning to rural Tanzanian farmers.

Mannpower

It’s 8,000 miles from Mann Library to South Africa, but Mann librarians have recently stepped that far off the Ag Quad to offer African professionals the skills-based instruction the library provides people here in Ithaca. In the last few months, Mann librarians travelled to Centurion, South Africa, to teach week-long workshops on statistics, information literacy, grant […]

High-altitude advocacy

When we last heard from Ilya Brotzky ’10 in October, the former applied economics and management major and several fellow Cornell students had big plans. They were organizing a climb of Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money and awareness for obstetric fistulas (a hole in the birth canal that can occur during childbirth; mothers are left incontinent, […]