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Kids can test drive social media safely with new simulations

Educators across the country can now use Cornell-designed interactive tutorials to teach elementary and middle schoolers how to participate positively in social media – while simultaneously learning to navigate some of its potential perils.

AI analysis gives guidance to crisis counselors

Computing and Information Science scholars combed through more than 1 million anonymized texts from nearly 3,500 crisis counselors to better understand how job experience affects counselor language use.

Grants create engagement opportunities for students

The Office of Engagement Initiatives has awarded $1,307,580 in Engaged Curriculum Grants to 25 teams of faculty and community partners that are integrating community engagement into majors and minors across the university.

Certificate program develops skills in machine learning

Cornell has launched an online certificate program in machine learning, available through eCornell, to teach the skills programmers, developers and others need to be successful in this rapidly expanding field.

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New tools help detect digital domestic abuse

A new clinical model developed by Cornell Tech researchers aims to respond systematically and effectively to the growing array of digital threats against victims of intimate partner violence.

Visa concerns deter foreign-born Ph.D.s from working in startups, study finds

Foreign-born Ph.D. graduates with science and engineering degrees from American universities apply to and receive offers for technology startup jobs at the same rate as U.S. citizens, but are only half as likely to actually work at fledgling companies, a Cornell study has found.

Study finds racial bias in tweets flagged as hate speech

Tweets believed to be written by African Americans are much more likely to be tagged as hate speech than tweets associated with whites, according to a Cornell study analyzing five collections of Twitter data marked for abusive language.

Innovative AI system could help make fuel cells more efficient

An artificial intelligence system developed by a Cornell-led team has identified a promising material for creating more efficient fuel cells – a potential breakthrough in both materials science and machine learning.

New software helps plant breeders bring out their best

Cornell researchers have released a free, open-source software to help make potentially subjective and time-consuming plant breeding decisions more consistent and efficient.