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Mathematical model shows how groups split into factions

New Cornell research has generated a mathematical description of how social networks under stress evolve into opposing factions. (Jan. 3, 2011)

Analysis of phone calls shows how political boundaries could be ideally drawn

A new study using a computer algorithm developed at Cornell shows that connections between people in Great Britain coincide remarkably well with political boundaries. (Dec. 20, 2010)

As one door in life closes, others will open, Skorton tells new graduates at Winter Commencement

At Winter Commencement, Dec. 18, President David Skorton recognized 735 candidates and thanked 2,000 attending friends and family, saying that Cornell graduates are known for overcoming challenges. (Dec. 20, 2010)

Book on networks provides six degrees of explanation

'Networks, Crowds and Markets' by two Cornell professors shows how the social, economic and technological worlds are interconnected. (Dec. 8, 2010)

Geotagging reveals not only where you are, but also people you might know

Cornell researchers found that as few as three 'co-locations' on a photo-sharing site could predict that two people were socially connected. The results have implications for online privacy. (Dec. 8, 2010)

Faculty panel sees old patterns and new possibilities in digital culture

A 'Meeting of the Minds' faculty panel examined how biomedical and digital technology affect human experience. The panel was the centerpiece of 'Cornell on the Charles' event, Nov. 18 in Boston. (Nov. 23, 2010)

Ted Dodds to oversee IT as new chief information officer

Ted Dodds has been named Cornell's new chief information officer and vice president. Dodds, the University of British Columbia's vice provost, will start his new post in January 2011. (Nov. 3, 2010)

USDA adopts Cornell-developed VIVO to network scientists

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will be the first federal organization to use VIVO, a Web application conceived and developed at Cornell, to help scientists network and find potential collaborators. (Oct. 28, 2010)

David Lifka will help build IT infrastructure at Weill

David Lifka, director of the Cornell Center for Advanced Computing, has taken on an additional role to help expand information technology support for researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College. (Oct. 28, 2010)