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Vet College celebrates completion of class expansion project

After five years of construction, the class expansion of the College of Veterinary Medicine was celebrated June 5.

We Are Weill Cornell Medicine: Dr. Anjali Rajadhyaksha

Dr. Anjali Rajadhyaksha, a neuroscientist, and her team hope to develop therapies to help those most vulnerable to drug dependence.

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Eight new trustees elected to Cornell board

At its May 26 meeting, the Cornell Board of Trustees elected three new trustees to four-year terms; four others were elected by constituent groups.

Carpenter Advising Awards presented to four faculty members

Four Cornell faculty members received Kendall S. Carpenter Memorial Advising Award for sustained and distinguished contributions to undergraduate advising.

Presidential Task Force on Campus Climate submits final reports

President Martha E. Pollack thanked the Presidential Task Force on Campus Climate June 8 after the group submitted its final recommendations. Pollack said her leadership team will review the recommendations over the coming weeks.

How can societies become law-abiding? Kaushik Basu has some suggestions

One of the world’s leading economists, Kaushik Basu, has written a new book that offers an innovative methodology for doing law and economics. Rooted in game theory, it could help make more effective laws and a fairer society.

Prison education program graduates 16 at Five Points

Cayuga Community College conferred 16 associate's degrees to Five Points Correctional Facility inmates in the Cornell Prison Education Program at a ceremony May 24, where nine Cornell Certificates in Liberal Arts were also awarded.

Cornell studies to protect Great Lakes coastal regions

Three grants from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration will aid Cornell coastal science research projects along the Great Lakes.

It’s about time: Immediate rewards boost motivation

One way to increase your interest in a task is to add immediate rewards, rather than wait until the end to reward yourself, according to new research by Kaitlin Woolley ’12, assistant professor of marketing.

Conference takes multigenerational approach to youth development

The eighth annual Youth Development Research Update brought practitioners and researchers together to discuss best practices of helping communities.

Podcast looks at planning for climate change

The podcast Building Resilience examines how to build resilient communities in the face of environmental and economic upheaval.

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How to crowdsource your decision-making (or not)

New Cornell research published in Nature Human Behavior sheds light on how we can use other people’s opinions to make our own decisions. It also has implications for more effective online recommender algorithms.