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Altruistic behavioral economists put ideas into action

Why would five Cornell professors decide to teach a class when there was no budget to pay them to do it? For the directors of Cornell’s Behavioral Economics and Decision Research Center, the reason is the subject of the course: Better Decisions for Life, Love and Money.

Alum fashions program to find and support ‘natural leaders’

Since she was a child, Margo Hittleman ’81, Ph.D. ’07, was encouraged to speak up and try to change things that she thought were unfair. Many of the things that bothered her most related to systemic social injustice and exclusion.

Ezra

Documents illuminate U.S. Yiddish-speaking life until the Cold War

Newly digitized documents from labor organization archives cast light on the lives of U.S. Yiddish-speaking Jewish immigrants until the Cold War.

Ancient Latin puns revealed in new edited volume

Michael Fontaine, professor of classics, has co-edited a new volume of Latin language puns.

Beth Milles directs ‘Fast Blood’ in Civic Ensemble summer festival

A new play festival will feature two new political plays by women whose work centers on women and people of color.

Alex Kresovich ’08 co-produces new Panic! at the Disco single

The band Panic! at the Disco on June 22 released a new single co-produced by Alex Kresovich ’08 titled “King of the Clouds.”

Essentials

Milstein program names faculty director at Cornell Tech

Tapan Parikh, associate professor in information science at Cornell Tech, has been named faculty director for the Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity.

‘True Cornellian’ ends 10,000-mile cycle tour at Reunion 2018

George Epstein ’15 pedaled 10,893 miles over the course of 11 months to arrive at Reunion 2018.

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.