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New podcast episode examines parenting inequities

“Unequal Parenting,” a new episode of the “What Makes Us Human?” podcast series, examines persistent inequalities in parenting and the earnings penalties that go along with them.

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College of Human Ecology celebrates staff achievements

College of Human Ecology faculty and staff gathered Oct. 16 for their annual Service Awards and Staff Recognition Ceremony, to honor staff who achieved milestones and to recognize those designated for their exceptional contributions to the college.

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Musicologist discovers tape of unreleased Lou Reed music

A dozen previously unreleased songs by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame artist Lou Reed have been discovered by a Cornell researcher on one side of a cassette tape from 1975.

South Asia Program fellows find focus at Cornell

The South Asia Program’s South Asian Studies Fellows program, in its third year, supports emerging scholars, writers and artists from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Student creates Lego replica of veterinary college

Fourth-year student Samuel Burkhardt, D.V.M. ’20, spent six months and several hundred hours perfecting the challenging build.

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Researchers model avalanches in two dimensions

There’s a structural avalanche waiting inside that box of Rice Krispies on the supermarket shelf. Cornell researchers are now closer to understanding how those structures behave – and in some cases, behave unusually.

Certificate course helps develop front-end web design skills

The Faculty of Computing and Information Science, along with eCornell, has developed an online certificate program focusing on designing and building user-friendly websites.

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Transaction fees change the culture of bitcoin, study says

Bitcoin transaction fees keep the cryptocurrency functioning, but may threaten its long-term viability and contribute to its energy waste, according to a new study from Cornell researchers.

Women on Instagram derided as too real – or not real enough

Female influencers on Instagram endure criticism and harassment both for being too honest about their lives and for seeming too fake, a new Cornell study has found.

AI tool detects global fashion trends

A new artificial intelligence tool developed by Cornell researchers scans millions of publicly available photos to effectively identify fashion trends around the world, as well as traditions and events with signature styles.

Football triumph, barbecue dinner highlight Employee Celebration

Approximately 3,500 Cornell employees, retirees and their families enjoyed a football victory, a chicken barbecue and other activities as part of the annual Fall Employee Celebration.

Staff News

Digital agriculture workshop highlights radical collaborations

The third annual Cornell Digital Agriculture workshop, Oct. 30 in the Statler Hotel, will bring together stakeholders across disciplines to solve the biggest problems in agriculture and food systems.