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Faculty committee recommends public policy college

The recommendations to refocus the College of Human Ecology and form several “superdepartments” are the latest steps in a multiyear review of how to strengthen the social sciences at Cornell.

Seven assistant professors win NSF early career awards

Seven Cornell faculty members have received National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Awards.

Cornell joins consortium to ‘green’ business supply chains

Cornell faculty and students can now champion greener consumer products, supply chains and commercial trade, as the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability began a partnership with The Sustainability Consortium on Jan. 13.

ILR dean’s research: Noncompete agreements widespread

More than 36 million private-sector American workers have signed “noncompete” agreements, which limit workers’ ability to leave their jobs for new ones, according to research co-authored by ILR School dean Alex Colvin.

Engagement grant will help support disability advocacy

The Yang-Tan Institute’s Partners in Policymaking program will continue, even though the class will no longer be offered, thanks to help from an Engaged Opportunity Grant awarded through the Office of Engagement Initiatives.

Eminent historian Isaac Kramnick dies at 81

Isaac Kramnick, the Richard J. Schwartz Professor of Government Emeritus, a renowned scholar of English and American political thought and history, and a longtime champion of undergraduate education, died Dec. 21 in New York City. Kramnick was 81.

Listening sessions inform public policy recommendation

After hosting nearly 20 listening sessions, a faculty committee exploring how best to elevate public policy at Cornell plans to submit its final report in January.

New Einaudi Center director launches book in Zambia

Rachel Beatty Riedl, director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, launched her new book, “From Pews to Politics: Religious Sermons and Political Participation in Africa,” Dec. 11 at the University of Zambia.

How Cornell Law earned a Supreme Court victory

Curtis Flowers, a Mississippi death row inmate, had been tried six times for four murders he says he did not commit. In June 2019, a Cornell Law School team convinced the U.S. Supreme Court that he had been the victim of racial bias.