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Simpler grammar, larger vocabulary: a linguistic paradox explained

New Cornell research explains why languages with many speakers, like English or Mandarin, have large vocabularies with relatively simple grammar – and why those with fewer speakers have the opposite characteristics.

Wayfair founders named 2018 Cornell Entrepreneurs of the Year

Niraj Shah ’95 and Steve Conine ’95, founders of Wayfair, have been named 2018 Cornell Entrepreneurs of the Year.

Life Tag solar bird tracker goes commercial

Cornell researchers have developed a solar wildlife tag, an innovation that makes bird-tracking devices lightweight and long-lasting.

‘Your mindset matters,’ says Wehling at Soup & Hope

Liz O’Dell Wehling, assistant director of reunion giving for the Cornell Annual Funds, opened the 2018 series of Soup & Hope talks with what she has learned about having a positive, confident mindset.

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Zamudio to study effects of active learning as Menschel Teaching Fellow

Professor of ecology and evolutionary biology Kelly Zamudio will analyze the effects of active learning activity modules on learning goals for classroom lectures as the 2017-18 Menschel Distinguished Teaching Fellow at Cornell.

Rachel Dunifon named interim dean of Human Ecology

Rachel Dunifon, professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management and senior associate dean for research and outreach in the College of Human Ecology, will become interim dean of the college July 1.

Annual Schwartz awards given to two life scientists

Two female researchers, an epidemiologist and a bacteriologist, both at the College of Veterinary Medicine, have received awards for their cutting-edge research.

Textile pioneer Kinor Jiang is designer-in-residence

The College of Human Ecology will host Kinor Jiang, professor of textiles at Hong Kong Polytechnic University as designer in residence.

U.S. economy will trot along at 2 percent clip in 2018

Cornell economist Steven Kyle predicted the U.S. economy will continue to cruise at a steady pace of 2 percent to 2.5 percent in 2018. But an end to seven years of growth may be looming, he said.

Tony-winning director, ‘Hill’ reporter return for campus talks

Jordan Fabian ’09 and Sam Gold ’00 will visit campus this spring to speak to students thanks to an alumni gift from the family of James H. Becker, a Class of 1917 graduate.

Cornell partners in new international center in India

CALS faculty was on hand in Dharwad, India, Jan. 5 to dedicate the Borlaug International Centre for Agriculture Development.

U.S. News ranks online engineering program in top 10

Cornell is in the top 10 on the 2018 ranking of Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs compiled by U.S. News & World Report.

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