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Researchers reset puberty discussion around modern research

Much of the current research on puberty is based on scientific research that was done in the 1970s. Jane Mendle, associate professor of human development, and colleagues are looking to change that.

BanQu CEO illuminates blockchain path to social justice

At the Cornell Business Impact Symposium, keynote speaker Ashish Gadnis described a pathway to positive social impact that could help people around the world rise from poverty, reduce gender inequality, vanquish black markets and bring light to shadow economies.

D.C. workshop explores dimensions of new carbon economy

The Atkinson Center hosted a workshop Feb. 13 in Washington, D.C., that outlined an agenda highlighting Cornell’s research strengths in support of a new carbon economy.

Einaudi Center funds Cornell dissertations with global impact

Twelve graduate students will spend this year refining their dissertation plans and testing the waters of global research with help from the Einaudi-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program.

Study: Tug at heartstrings with big stats, human stories

Organizations can persuade people to pay attention to society’s problems by making emotional appeals, with eye-catching statistics and human interest stories, according to a new study co-written by Adam Seth Levine.

Immunologist Nathan wins Weill Achievement Award

Dr. Carl Nathan, chairman of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Weill Cornell Medicine, was awarded the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Exemplary Achievement Award at a gala March 5.

Former Canadian prime minister cautions against ignoring populism

In a world teeming with trade and immigration controversy, Stephen Harper, the conservative former Canadian prime minister, urged a Cornell audience on March 7 not to ignore rising populist or nationalist campaigns.

Students travel to D.C. to advocate for federal financial aid

Nineteen Cornell students traveled to Washington, D.C., March 6 for the annual Student Aid Advocacy Day, where they met with congressional members and staff. 

The evolution of travel imagery explored in Kroch exhibition

An exhibition, “World Picture: Travel Imagery Before and After Photography,” will open with a reception March 21 from 4:30-6 p.m. in Kroch Library’s Hirshland Exhibition Gallery.

Essentials

In competition, people get discouraged by competent robots

A Cornell-led team has found that when robots are beating humans in contests for cash prizes, people consider themselves less competent and expend slightly less effort – and they tend to dislike the robots, too.

Ramshaw, Lin and Baskin win Sloan fellowships

Assistant professors Jeremy Baskin, Song Lin and Brad Ramshaw have been named recipients of Alfred P. Sloan Foundation fellowships, supporting early-career faculty members’ original research and broad-based education related to science, technology and economic performance.

Upstate beef farm honored for efforts to keep NYC water clean

Thunder View Farms, a Catskill-region Angus beef operation founded and run by Cornell graduates, has been honored by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association for its efforts at keeping water that flows to New York City safe.